1) Unstraightforward, dishonest politics
Much has been made of Jeremy Corbyn’s fresh approach to politics. His first slogan after all was ‘Straight Talking, Honest Politics’. The Maybot’s ‘strong and stable’ mantra, a textbook case of spin, made Corbyn look even more honest. And yet, both of May’s spin doctors resigned in the wake of the election, whereas Corbyn’s spin doctor is still there. Yes – Mr. Nice Guy has a spin doctor. He’s called Seamus Milne and he once stood as the Maoist candidate in a mock election at Winchester College. He has worked for a publication produced by a faction of the Communist Party in the UK, and once wrote in the Guardian that Soviet Communism delivered ‘huge advances in gender and social equality’. But the problem here isn’t that he’s a communist, it’s that nobody has heard of him and he’s one of the most influential men in British politics right now. If you think Corbyn and him are incapable of lying then you’ve forgotten or wilfully ignored “Traingate” where CCTV caught him sitting on the floor of a train to look good on camera before taking a seat. If you’re still unconvinced, just watch this: (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jeremy-corbyns-first-new-shadow-8302973).
2) The young are not to be trusted
As a young person myself I don’t deny that we’re up against it and I applaud anyone who engages with those who are taken for granted. Not only was it smart for Corbyn to do this but it also earned him the support of many of the young’s parents. But we shouldn’t forget that the young have it far better than today’s older generation had it when they were young. They didn’t have Glastonbury, grime or Twitter. The young today have grown up (or rather they haven’t) with Santa Clause and Dumbledore as their heroes – and both have been compared to Corbyn. I tend to agree with Aristotle who once said that the young ‘have exalted notions because they have not been humbled by life or learned its necessary limitations…they would always rather do noble deeds than useful ones: Their lives are regulated more by moral feeling than by reasoning…They overdo everything — they love too much, hate too much, and the same with everything else.’ Never mind the young, that also sounds remarkably like Corbyn.
3) Jeremy Corbyn
When Theresa May became Prime Minister no one knew much about her but many thought they did and liked what they saw; how wrong they have been proven. It’s the same with Corbyn. It is assumed that he is honest because he is different but they are not the same thing. In reality it is impossible to say if he is truly an honest man. He certainly shies from honest debate (he initially avoided the ITV debate until the day itself) and just look at his Shadow Cabinet: those who agree with him, those who mock “white van man”, those who want to organise insurrections and those who can’t do their sums. Perhaps more importantly, look who he doesn’t surround himself by: his wife and children. Interestingly, he’s been married three times. If you’re expecting a paragon of virtue then think again. Corbyn loves attention just like every other politician, and thrives on slogans and whim far more than detail. Remember, this is a man who has spent his life in the backseat of the car screaming at the driver but without any knowledge of how to drive.
Jeremy Corbyn is a pretender and if be became PM he’d progress to fraud. I don’t deny that he’s principled, but there’s a difference between honesty and sincere delusion. Make no mistake, there is far more to JC than meets the eye.