November 21, 2015

COME ON IN, THE WATER'S FINE:

Since when was 'moderate' a term of abuse? (Barbara Ellen, 21 November 2015, The Guardian)

Actor and comedian Robert Webb doesn't rate Jeremy Corbyn ("Almost GM designed by Tories to lose the next election") and has cancelled his Labour party membership, which I'm also doing (for similar reasons). Webb, who has been more polite than most, can now join people like me in being branded a "closet Tory" "fake leftie" and what (confusingly) appears to be the slur du jour - "moderate". How has it come to this - when did "moderate" become an insult?

Personally, I think that Labour needs to be electable, so that they can actively pass laws and not perma-squat in opposition like a bunch of conceited hippies refusing to budge from their favourite beanbags. If that's "moderate" then moderate I am. If that's closet Tory, then I'm seriously confused.

Posted by at November 21, 2015 10:13 PM

  

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