There’s a satirical site often seen on Facebook called Newsthump which is beginning to seem less like satire and more like real life:
and sadly the Beeb’s coverage of yesterday’s elections could be straight out of Newsthump. I am heartily sick of how they’ve gone for Corbyn with every ounce of editorial energy; how they’ve made the story about him and interviewed just about everyone who hates and fears the man, but I have blogged about this before so I won’t go on and on. However, it was disappointing to see a paper which had the good sense to quote me the other day (see previous post) joining in and, instead of giving the results for England and Wales (where Labour did well) focussing instead on their defeat in Scotland.
A weasel with half a brain could have forecast that they’d do badly in Scotland: every erstwhile Labour voter is now understandably voting for the SNP whilst everyone else was a Tory anyway. So that is definitely a ‘well, duh!’ result. But they are way ahead of the other parties in England and Wales and I don’t care what anyone says; that is a clear validation of Corbyn’s leadership. So there, nah!
Anyway, sighs of relief all round. We don’t know about the London mayor yet but it looks as if Zap Brannigan – sorry, Zach Goldsmith – won’t make it. So we’ll have to put up with that terrorist guy instead…