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Jeremy Corbyn's first week: a media review

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He stole, no, plundered, sandwiches from veterans! Oh, OK, he didn’t. But still!

He didn’t sing God Save the Queen! His shirt wasn’t buttoned to the top! His jacket and trousers didn’t match!

Forty years ago he had an affair! With a Black woman! Damaging!

He rides a bike, just like Mao Tse-Tung!

Majority of women in his shadow cabinet? Never mind! He’s a misogynist dinosaur!

He needs to prove he’s not an anti-Semite! Go on, prove it! Explain! Confess!

He’s “left-wing!” All the time! Never forget!

I can hardly wait for next week.

ADDED: Well, Week 2 is starting off with a bang. UK military honchos are threatening a coup if Corbyn becomes Prime Minister.

Life, it seems, imitates art:

Harry Perkins, an unassuming, working class, very left-wing Leader of the Labour Party and Member of Parliament for Sheffield Central, becomes Prime Minister in March 1991. The priorities of the Perkins Government include dissolving all newspaper monopolies, withdrawal from the North Atlantic Alliance, removing all American military bases on UK soil, unilateral nuclear disarmament, and true open government. Newspaper magnate Sir George Fison, with allies within British political and civil service circles, moves immediately to discredit him, with the United States the key, but covert, conspirator. The most effective of the Prime Minister’s domestic enemies is the aristocratic Sir Percy Browne, Head of MI5, whose ancestors “unto the Middle Ages” have exercised subtle power behind the scenes. However Harry finds support in Joan Cook, a loyal Member of Parliament (MP) and Home Secretary; and Thompson, Perkins’ Press Secretary; Inspector Page, his Head of Security and Sir Montague Kowalski, the Government Chief Scientific Adviser. It provides an intimate view of the machinations of a particularly British political conspiracy.

Oh, and this.

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