September 13, 2015 at 10:01AM on Facebook
‘The logic is this: it’s all very well to talk about fairer taxes, rent controls, sustainable wages and an end to the scapegoating of migrants and minorities – of course, we would all get behind those ideas if we could – but, in the end, all of the things for which the public has been crying out for decades just won’t make us “electable” and it is better to have power than it is to have principles. So, much as it pains us, we will continue to capitulate to the austerity consensus and wait around for another five years for our next polystyrene leader to fail to inspire a nation.’
An excellent, short piece on the hysterical reaction to Corbyn from the Labour Party leadership (with strong resonance for the Democratic Party reaction to Sanders).
What the Corbyn moment means for the left