I was watching Ann Widdecombe on the BBC the other day as she described Jeremy Corbyn as a “political lunatic!”
As an MP, Widdecombe was known for opposing the legality of abortion, her opposition to various issues of LGBT equality such as an equal age of consent and the repeal of Section 28, her support for the re-introduction of the death penalty, the retention of blasphemy laws and her opposition to fox hunting. I am not saying that she is a political lunatic because I believe everybody should be entitled to their own opinion and I agree with her on abortion and fox hunting. Her views on the death penalty and equal age of consent is pretty controversial in fact some might describe it as lunacy.
Calling people lunatics based on political decisions and ideas is not really acceptable unless that person/organization has employed those political ideas and the ideas led to destruction, like the Conservative Party the Anne Widdecombe used to represent.
And in 1996, Widdecombe herself as prisons minister, defended the Government’s policy to shackle pregnant prisoners with handcuffs and chains when in hospital receiving ante-natal care. Widdecombe told the Commons the restrictions were needed to prevent prisoners from escaping. “Some MPs may like to think that a pregnant woman would not or could not escape. Unfortunately this is not true. The fact is that hospitals are not secure places in which to keep prisoners, and since 1990, 20 women have escaped from hospitals”.
So Anne Widdecombe a woman that defended the Government’s policy to shackle pregnant prisoners with handcuffs and chains when in hospital receiving ante-natal care describes Jeremy Corbyn as a political lunatic!
Jeremy Corbyn has dedicated his life towards social equality, protesting and fighting against the establishment some people might call that “the loony left” I call it the good fight.
The reason I believe that Labour done so well in this election is things like while Jeremy Corbyn was fighting for peace and hope and threatening corporations with paying a fair wage and tax rate Theresa May was talking about bringing back fox hunting, regulating the Internet and threatening the elderly with things like the Dementia tax and winter fuel allowance cuts.
What (I believe) the problem is is our right winged media have become so right wing that ideas that are not really left wing but more central are now considered to be ideas of “the loony left” by the media. The media and politicians can call it left wing or the loony left but ideas like the NHS, social equality and a fairer distribution of wealth through a fairer tax system are popular ideas with the masses and not considered to be the loony left by everybody despite what the Daily Mail might say.
We live in a strange society in what people that fight for equality, war and poverty are called names like “lunatics, silly and the loony left” while those that fight for war, corruption and oppression are considered to be honourable and sensible.