BJ the socialist convert? The prime minister who has just discovered empathy and thankfulness? Certainly the virus affected one part of him: his memory of selling off so much of the NHS; of starving the social services of funds; of making the poor poorer and, thereby, less healthy; and of telling so many lies.
He ain’t yet Attlee and he is still far off Nye Bevan but has he begun his socialist journey? His time in Intensive Care; was that his Slough of Despond? Has he been reading Bunyan’s
The Pilgrim’s Progress from This World, to That Which Is to Come?
Do I hear him singing
“Onward socialist soldiers,
Marching as to war”?
A convert, even a convert who cheered and voted for measures that caused the deaths of tens of thousands, is always welcome. And, what is more, now that the Labour Party has had its conscience removed he will be more than welcome to work in coalition with Sir Keir Hardly-Hardie.
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