Can it really be true? Is this coming election just a choice between Jeremy Corbyn or Boris Johnson as our next prime minister? That is about as comforting as being asked to choose between hemlock and cyanide as an aperitif.
Johnson is a self-aggrandizing, egocentric, and well-documented liar, publicly unmasked as such on many occasions. His party is guilty of the most blatant and underhanded skulduggery, of which the two most recent occurrences were the proroguing of parliament that had “Nothing to do with preventing discussion on B*****…”, and the shameless renaming one of their Twitter accounts as an “objective and independent fact-checker”.
Corbyn is an agitprop dinosaur, a throwback to the revolutionary socialism of the 1960s, who is so breathtakingly inept that he cannot – or will not – root out antisemitism in his own party. If ever there was an open goal for Labour’s enemies that could – and should – be closed for good, that is it. But not only that. Everyone knows, whether they like it or not, that this election, with all the spin and hype to the contrary, is about one issue – B*****. Corbyn will “renegotiate a deal” and put the issue to a public vote. But on the question of leave or remain, the greatest, the most important, and the most divisive issue that this country has ever had to deal with – short of the civil war of the seventeenth century – Corbyn steadfastly refuses to state his opinion.
So, hemlock or cyanide, the outcome is inevitable, and then what? Elysium fields would be lovely, but I have a feeling that it is Dante’s Inferno that we’re headed for …
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