Watching the political scene in Britain today I cannot, for the life of me, understand why Jeremy Corbyn was so enthusiastic in jumping at the opportunity to welcome the chance of fighting a general election, when the Labour Party is divided to its core and its hope of winning is almost next to nil.
The man must be out of his mind to risk being battered so badly, and in so doing facilitate the destruction of the Labour movement for decades to come. The Prime Minister, according to the polls, will consolidate the power of the Conservative party and will reign supreme, having disposed of all the enemies of her administration, and been given unchallengeable authority the likes of which we have not experienced for as long as I can remember.
If I were in his shoes I would have opposed the need for a general election at this time and made Theresa’s life, in association with all the other parties which I’m sure could have rallied to this strategy, and blocked the two-thirds majority needed in parliament to implement her wishes. Because, believe it or not, the Brexit negotiations would in that event have been a myriad of an undertaking, given the complexities of the opposition both internally and within the EU, which resent the current stance taken by some elements in Britain on leaving the Union.
Jeremy Corbyn has been duped by the Prime Minister and is now likely to cause mayhem by the destruction of the remaining vestiges of a Labour movement that finds itself with nowhere to go except its possible extinction. The situation is due to the follies of a man who is power hungry and addicted to self-preservation, no matter what.
Unfortunately it is too late to do anything about it but, as the French would say, les jeux sont faits, rien ne va plus…