Labour Party

The ecstasy and the agony of Dan Hodges

Dan Hodges of The Telegraph, whose writing I usually admire, seems to have gone from exhilaration (after Hilary Benn’s speech supporting airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria) to despair (quitting the Labour party in the belief that it is now thoroughly controlled by the Corbynistas) in a remarkably short time.

Which is sad, I think. Surely there are enough decent Labour MPs to make the struggle for the party’s soul worthwhile. (Sixty-six of them voted in favor of the airstrikes and even several of those who didn’t haven’t hesitated to denounce Corbyn and company’s awful leadership.)

The party that has traditionally stood up for millions of struggling people against crap like this is worth saving. Isn’t it?