American commentaries on British politics

Hard-left candidates like the Corbyn allies Rebecca Long-Bailey and Clive Lewis are amassing support already. Both are also senior officials in Corbyn’s leadership team.

Lewis? Hard left?

25 thoughts on “American commentaries on British politics”

  1. “I consider myself an EU national above all else”: then who will defend you when push comes to shove, sonny?

  2. I’m not sure who Clive Lewis is, but I don’t think you’re allowed to be hard-anything if your name’s “Clive”.

    It’s one of those soothingly boring names, like “Nigel” or “Colin”. He probably wears his socks in bed, and reads Top Gear magazine.

  3. BiG – Indeedly. The sort of chap who can get worked up about subjects such as real ale or the ERM isn’t likely to do something mental. Nigel is as reassuringly unexciting as baked beans or the Barchester Chronicles or British Steel.

    Dearieme – No, those are the sort of names rotters, cads and cockwombles have. See also: “Oswald”, “Edmund” and “Jolyon”. Nominativism is an exciting new field of discrimination.

  4. Its an American article for an American audience – so they’re talking about the American-style left.

    And anyone working for an open communist would be considered to be leaning a bit to the left in the US.

  5. Bloke in Costa Rica

    At best, Lewis is one of those idiots who thinks that by working with the Stalinists he can curb their more sanguinary excesses. They end up getting purged.

  6. Ritchie supports Clive Lewis which implies he is hard left.

    Then again Ritchie has also supported Starmer and Thornberry so is probably just hedging his bets in the hope of a job and a peerage.

  7. @Rev.Spooner, Soapy Joe seems to have lost it! Perhaps he was taking out his frustration at the election result. I hope the hunt saboteurs will be paying him a visit.

  8. Bloke in North Dorset

    Ritchie supports Clive Lewis which implies he is hard left.

    More likely that Lewis is one of the few people in politics that Spud hasn’t pissed off so there’s still a glimmer of a chance of vermin.

  9. Bloke in North Dorset

    Jolyon’s getting a right beasting on Twatter, couldn’t happen to nicer bloke. Apparently RSPCA have decided to investigate to add some icing on the cake.

  10. Will be interesting to see how much the leftie attitude of giving people on their side a free ride extends, but did like his unrepentant (as the guardian put it) answers including the little dig at the RSPCA for having no staff on call so he had to deal with it himself

  11. Bloke in North Dorset

    Via Twitter

    A pissed-up old fellow called Maugham
    Created a social media storm
    In his wifey’s kimono
    He killed a fox; pro-bono
    And tweeted while the corpse was still warm

  12. S’beyond me. Why would one want to inform the entire world about offing a fox in one’s garden? What possible upside could there be in doing so?. Reinforces my opinion that Twatter is the preserve of the profoundly stupid.

  13. I’m all in favour of clubbing vermin to death. All power to Jolyon’s elbow, I’m sure he is surrounded by vermin.

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