Friday, July 07, 2017

Two Christmasses Every Year Under Jeremy?

: Ross Taggart, The Avenue, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees.

IN response to Professor Matthew Flinders (The Yorkshire Post, July 1), Jeremy Corbyn achieved success through employing a technique used by every popular demagogue since the day that more than three people gathered in one place.
He appealed to greed and self-interest. To the young (and their parents), he offered the prospect of someone else paying their tuition fees; to the public sector workers he offered ‘investment in public services’, otherwise known as pay rises all round; to the elderly he offered the prospect of state-funded care.
This left just enough people with memories of economic disasters by previous socialist administrations to keep him out of power. Next time it may be the promise of Christmas twice a year with free drinks all round.