Why I like Jeremy Corbyn
Two weeks ago, at the same Conservative conference where Prime Minister Theresa May gave a speech so bad that some joked that ISIS was responsible, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond gave his own speech.
During his address in Manchester, Hammond claimed that Corbyn and John McDonnell, were "dinosaurs" and that Labour's policies would "wreck havoc" with Britain before further adding:
It’s a wicked and cynical business offering superficially simple solutions to complex challenges.
He also declared that Labour poses "an existentialist challenge to their economic model."
If it was a centrist Democrat, I expect the response would be to reassure and play down any expected changes.
In other words, pathetic defense of incrementalism.
Jeremy Corbyn took a different tactic.
Philip Hammond says that Labour poses an 'existential challenge to our economic model' - Yes, we do.
I am not going to sit back when their economic model is seeing:
four million children in poverty
over a million older people not getting the care they need
Their economic model is broken. It doesn’t work for most people. Even the International Monetary Fund thinks inequality and low taxes for the richest are harming the economy.
I love that.
You are afraid of the change we bring? Good! You should be.