UK centrists have tried to claim Joe Biden’s snail’s-pace election victory over Donald Trump is a vindication for their politics – in spite of the obvious truths that Biden’s success in previously-Republican states was driven by Bernie Sanders telling his supporters to back Biden to get rid of Trump despite the Democrats repeated manoeuvres to bar Sanders from the candidacy, and probably even more, by the Black Lives Matter movement’s voter registration drive and ‘get out the vote’ efforts.
But Biden himself punctured the UK centrists’ bubble in four words when the BBC tried to get a quick word from him, in a clip shown as part of a ‘supercut’ of moments from his presidential campaign:
For centrists, who love the status quo more than anything, dread real change and pine for things to stay as near as possible to the same with the EU, Biden’s ‘The BBC? I’m Irish’ refusal shows that he is not entirely aligned with their hopes……..
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