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Quotation of the day: the DIY version [Jun. 18th, 2015|10:19 am]
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steepholm questions the narrative in which Labour's election defeat comes from being too left wing. Frankie Boyle, in yesterday's Guardian doesn't question it, he shreds it.

Every line of the piece is quotable: I read several paragraphs aloud to durham_rambler, but it doesn't seem right to do that here (tempting, but not right). Just one paragraph, then, the point at which I stopped reading silently because this just had to be shared:
Of course, none of the frontrunners are proper socialists; they don’t even hate each other. Jeremy Corbyn did scrape together enough nominations to stand, causing the left of the party to get quite excited that it is still allowed to lose. One of the few decent politicians remaining in the Labour party, he reminds me of those old drinkers you see haunting a new bar because they used to go to the pub that was there before.
If this seems excessively depressing and cynical, blame me: the article itself actually has some constructive points to make. Go on, read it...
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-06-18 11:58 am (UTC)
Heh. Good, isn't it?
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[User Picture]From: steepholm
2015-06-18 10:42 am (UTC)
That's a great article!
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-06-18 11:58 am (UTC)
It's followed by an interesting - and quite sympathetic - profile of Jeremy Corbyn.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-06-18 08:25 pm (UTC)
Be my guest!
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[User Picture]From: hairyears
2015-06-18 07:46 pm (UTC)

The Seven Deadly Cynicisms

Thank you, that is *magnificent*.

I've read one, and only one quote better than Frankie Boyle: Laurie Penny describing our political class as "an inverted Hydra, the beast with a thousand arseholes".
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-06-18 08:25 pm (UTC)

Re: The Seven Deadly Cynicisms

You're welcome. Yours is also very fine.
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