Intriguing article by Boris Johnson today in the Sun! “Corbyn gets top Marx for caring” says Bojo. Boris points out that Corbyn is not actually the loony he is painted. In retrospect, many of his ideas now look prescient.
Bojo points out: “Yes, he was one of the early campaigners against apartheid. Quite right, too — these days Mandela is regarded as a kind of modern saint.
Yes, he was in favour of bringing the IRA to the negotiating table, a view treated as semi-treacherous at the time.
These days he looks prescient — Martin McGuinness meets the Queen and no one bats an eyelid. Yes, he abominated the Iraq war and rebelled countless times against the government of Tony Blair.
But these days you look at what is happening in Iraq and Syria — the almost daily bombings and massacres — and you have to respect his judgment.
Sure, he spent decades campaigning for higher minimum wages for workers — and yet that ambition is now at the heart of Tory government policy.”
How Jeremy Corbyn voted in Parliament. His differences with Labour are given here.
Asked if he was a Marxist, Corbyn said he believes everyone “owes a lot to Marx” and that lawmakers can “learn a great deal” from him.