Corbyn Set For Victory As Yesterday's Woman Falters
When the snap election came, there wasn't a chance that Jeremy Corbyn could win. Or so said media elites and the chattering classes. But that was before the cruel downsides of a Tory victory became clearer, and before the Manchester Arena attack.
The British people have a stoic durability to their character. However that stoicism does not extend to them sacrificing their young children on the altar of the Elite's warmongering. At least in World War II, many could send the young and innocent away from the cities to sequester them in relative safety, while parents faced the horrors of gory combat. But not in the Blairite Britain inherited by Theresa May.
There has been 48 hours of quiet, stunned national reflection. It culminated spontaneously on Thursday morning as a grieving Manchester crowd symbolically disavowed hatred to sing a chorus from the Oasis classic 'Don't Look Back in Anger'.
The people of Britain are not prepared to spill the blood of their children. If anger is one of the energies fueling the reciprocal violence which led to this grotesque outcome, then Britain is ready now to cast anger aside. It is also ready now to cast aside the political class which produced this tragic result.
Jeremy Corbyn knows it. Like many in politics and media, he senses that mood.
On Friday, he will will tell a London audience that the 'War on Terror' is an oxymoron, a failed contradiction. To defeat terror, you wage peace and not war. He will say that Britain's wars have fostered terror, and that Government foreign policy must reduce -not increase- the threat to the nation.
In the speech, which is already in the media's hands, he will also say: “Many experts, including professionals in our intelligence and security services, have pointed to the connections between wars our government has supported or fought in other countries and terrorism here at home... We need a smarter way to reduce the threat from countries that nurture terrorists and generate terrorism."
His words will come as a new poll shows that the Conservative lead over Corbyn’s Labour has been cut to a mere five points. The mid-week poll puts the Tories on 43 per cent but shows Labour edging much closer on just 38 per cent. Corbyn's personal rating has also narrowed the gap.
Theresa May will be reenacting Thatcher while religiously reiterating the tired security mantras which have dominated the last 15 years. Meanwhile Corbyn will outline a far more savvy and modern vision which tackles the prescient, sickening reality of the scenes in Manchester.
Corbyn will say: "I want the solidarity, humanity and compassion that we have seen on the streets of Manchester this week to be the values that guide our government."
The media will meltdown. The chattering classes will chatter all the more. But yesterday's woman is now set to lose out to a post-election coalition led by today's man for tomorrow's problems.
by Fintan Dunne | 26 May 2017 | 3:00 BST