Grantham Journal letter: People’s party in the wilderness

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That famous Grantham grump John Andrews keeps banging on about Jeremy Corbyn, who still thinks we are living in the 1960s or 1970s when various nation states were experiencing despotic socialist government.

They should both get real and accept that the levers of power are no longer the preserve of well educated idealistic rabble- rousers or union bosses who tell us what to think or vote for.

The acquisition of knowledge and therefore power, thanks to democracy, is available to all now via the internet, for good or bad.

People will no longer accept being talked down to by so called experts, be they politicians, bankers, celebrities or even Chancellors of the Exchequer, the referendum vote proved this.

The problems in this country can only be solved by the people of this country.

When Jeremy Corbyn preaches from his soapbox his followers treat him as a cult figure, but they are already converted and no one else is actually listening.

Our victim culture has convinced some of these sad people that everything’s unfair and has destroyed their self reliance and can-do confidence.

Corbyn makes promises to these people to get their blind support but will never get power while Labour is split by bullying and lack of policy compromise.

John McDonnell controls their economic policies which mean basically if it shows signs of life or activity, tax it out of the country or nationalise it.

The bullying, however, Corbyn contracts out to his fanatical rent-a-mob supporters via so called social media.

Teresa May must call an election asap so that this Corbynist aberration is purged from the Labour party. Unfortunately it will mean years in the wilderness rebuilding The People’s Party.

Rod Hatherill

Lodge Way

Grantham