On 18 July Jeremy Corbyn refused to read out Labour’s policy on nuclear armament as it did not agree with his own. At that point, he was not acting as a public servant but doing what he wanted. Furious heckling from his own MP’s showed their disillusion at a discussion that had been booked in 2015 and a Shadow Cabinet meeting had agreed to read out Labour’s policy.
I remember years ago that I was beaten in a show of hands, but I had to swallow and accept a democratic vote. Apparently Jeremy Corbyn does not want to be disappointed, but that is not democracy.
For the record:
‘Labour remains committed to a minimum, credible, independent nuclear capability, delivered through a Continuous At-Sea Deterrent. We will actively work to increase momentum on global multilateral disarmament efforts and negotiations, and look at further reductions in global stockpiles and the numbers of weapons.’ (The Spectator 19 July 2016.)
What do you think? Is there democracy in the UK? In Europe?