More political and economic turmoil yesterday… the levels of rancour are quite dreadful at the moment, and the whole thing has been so divisive. The party leadership selection processes don’t help when the party members are far more extreme than the population as a whole. Paws crossed for Theresa May, not Boris, who is looking shiftier by the day and didn’t even show up to the House of Commons yesterday.
I haven’t seen anyone saying this out loud but in my opinion the answer for Labour is for David Miliband to get his arse back here (maybe in Jo Cox’s seat, which the other parties have said they won’t contest). Is that a remote possibility? The other potential leadership candidates are a lacklustre bunch which is how Corbyn got it last time. Also, Corbyn is a genuine person (albeit a crap leader) and people appreciate honesty instead of slippery careerism. On the other hand, the Chilcot report is coming out in a few days, so that may open up the can of worms of calling Tony Blair a war criminal, and Miliband senior is tainted by association
Either way we need some coming together and healing, instead of throwing insults and accusations at each other. And we need to understand why the people who voted Out did so. They’re not all stupid racists, a lot of the communities who voted out have been badly affected by globalisation and austerity and have been consigned to the rubbish heap. I don’t blame them for wanting to give the establishment a bloody nose. This was their only opportunity and they took it. Less abuse and more understanding would be welcome.
On to today…
- prep delicious lunch
- deal with auditor
- revise accounts – apparently there are lots of changes this year which I didn’t realise, oh well…
- this afternoon Z and I are going to the London Stock Exchange for an investment seminar – great timing! Will the stock exchange still exist by the time we get there? 😉
- catch up on GoT
- continue reading the Girl on the Train