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Fanatical Jeremy Corbyn supporter Charlotte Church abandoned sinking ghost ship the ‘Corbynista’ and voted Plaid in assembly. Did she realise the public mood and fear for her career?
Labour left-wing liberal elite politically correct luvvie Charlotte Church abandoned Jeremy Corbyn to vote for Plaid Cymru in the Welsh Assembly elections.
Now it seems she has abandoned Jeremy Corbyn altogether
Despite having campaigned for the extreme far left-wing Marxist Trotskyist Leninist Labour leader and even taken part in a national tour on his behalf the singer deserted Corbyn – nicknamed ‘The Dear Leader’ at the ballot box in crucial elections.
Ms Church’s vote came days after Emma Thompson revealed she would also discard Mr Corbyn’s ‘inspiring’ leadership and instead vote for the Women’s Equality Party.
We believe that Charlotte Church saw the writing on the wall and realised she had made a big mistake.
She either woke up and smelt the coffee by herself, or a friend, somebody with a lot of wisdom and intelligence had a quiet word and told her bluntly that she would F**k her whole career up if she continued with this pathetic nonsense and deliberately offended the patriotic British public any further with this anti-Brexit anti-democratic stance against the majority will of the British electorate who voted for the Conservatives or Ukip and/or Brexit.
The defections was a big blow to the veteran Marxist Corbyn, who is struggling to translate his support in the Labour Party leadership election into any kind of popularity whatsoever with the British public, basically this is because (nobody) really does support him, apart from the grand total number of Britain’s far left-wing Leninist-Trotskyist-Marxist sandal wearing Guardian reading politically correct delusional Liberal elite, who number around 500,000.
British anti-austerity campaigner Charlotte Church may be a mega multi-millionaire but she refuses to be called a champagne socialist, but perhaps ‘Marxist’ would be more fitting we say.
Marxists are very well known for (do as i say not as i do) but Charlotte has said in her own words “I have to say I’m more of a prosecco girl myself,”.
The Welsh singer-songwriter, actress and television presenter admits she has earned “a lot of money” but says her ethical credentials are intact. “I could have made a lot more money by investing in arms and oil,” she explains. “I could have voted Tory.”
Instead, Church wanted to “make a difference” by speaking at rallies and blogging in support of a fairer society and the National Health Service, and addressing the plight of the less privileged.
Ms Church has been seen on a string of anti-austerity marches, and has even sung at a fundraising concert for ‘The Dear Leader’ Marxist Mr Corbyn.
She even endorsed him, saying there was ‘something inherently virtuous about him’.
She wrote: ‘What I can say is that for the first time in my adult life there is a politician from a mainstream party who shares my views.’
But then, in a sudden massive political ideological turnaround she said she would be voting for Mr Corbyn’s main rivals in Wales, tweeting: ‘Plaid Cymru all the way for me today!!!’
One could perceive within this sudden turnaround an awakening to reality, or perhaps she sat down and really studied the warped muddled ‘facts’ and lies from which she was acting upon whilst attending anti-democratic demonstrations in london against the results of democratic elections, or the demonstrations against the policies of democratically elected governments, namely the Conservative Party. (surprise, surprise).
She also went on to make a complete fool of herself (below) on Question Time – (in the opinion of many)
The singer, was also later hit with a barrage of Twitter ridicule from people asking why she was lending her support to the pro-independence party in the assembly elections – and not to Labour.
She hit back, saying: ‘It’s the Welsh assembly elections. Carwyn Jones is leader of Welsh labour not Corbyn. I still also support Corbyn. Razzzzz people.’
Oscar-winning actress Ms Thompson has also previously praised Mr Corbyn, describing him as ‘very sound and intelligent’.
But earlier she had told the Guardian that she had abandoned him just months after he became leader, saying: ‘I don’t feel spoken to by Labour.’
It is tempting to dismiss such crowd-pleasing progressive sentiments as distractions from the main political game.
Yet the emergence of prosecco socialism is a profound challenge to the political establishment.
Old-school social democratic parties are in retreat while newer, populist extreme left-wing movements are gaining ground, albeit by a collection of dropouts and low life anti-democratic revolutionary cranks.
In part it is an example of digital disruption.
Yesterday’s political start-up ventures are today’s mass movements. Avaaz, 38 Degrees and Change.org are doing to politics what Uber is doing to taxis. Established parties have been stranded; two-way election contests in which big parties set the agenda have become the exception rather than the rule in Europe.
The old social democratic platform was built on jobs for the workers and the protection of the poor. Today it is fairness, change and inclusion. Once socialists stood up for the working class; today they defend the rights of the aggrieved and the affronted, or that’s what they say they stand for.
Many have studied these organisations, and it is commonly thought that they are just a front for Marxist agitation and left-wing activism.
Emma Thompson – Women’s Equality Party
Emma said she would also instead be casting her London mayoral vote for the Women’s Equality Party, which has been set up by comedienne Sandi Toksvig, the star of The News Quiz and No. 73.
Writing in the Guardian, she said she had voted Labour all her life – until now.
‘I am backing the Women’s Equality party because I really do not want to die before closing the pay gap, which stands, in our great and supposedly modern capital city, at 23 per cent.
‘I am inspired by Jeremy Corbyn, but I feel like I need to do something new.’ (yeah, right, we believe you Emma).
Earlier this year, Mr Corbyn faced embarrassment when a Scottish comedian taking part in a UK-wide tour said she was not going to vote for him.
Janey Godley was one of several left-wing comedians – including Mark Steel and Jeremy Hardy – who took part in a ‘Jeremy Corbyn for Prime Minister’ event which was supposed to ‘inspire people to get involved in supporting Jeremy Corbyn and also to raise the morale of Corbyn supporters’ – but it achieved zilch, the public were just not interested.
But, despite this, she went on Facebook to say she would be supporting the SNP and that she wanted to ‘boot Ukip and Labour to the kerb’.
At one of the events, comedian Mr Steel opened his set by praising the ‘brilliant’ SNP.
‘I know it’s a Labour event, but I’m very impressed with the Scottish National Party getting all their MPs and I think they’re very brilliant in many ways and do lots of brilliant things,’ he said.
While the financial crisis did not precipitate the collapse of capitalism some expected, it was nonetheless a turning point. It fed a profound distrust in economic, social and political institutions and the rise of the politics of resentment.
Comedian Russell Brand, a poster child for the British anti-austerity movement, expresses the destructive rage that shapes the modern Left. Profit, says Brand, “is a filthy word”.
He demands “a socialist egalitarian system based on the massive redistribution of wealth” and punitive corporate taxation.
Brand’s other claim to fame is as a recovering celebrity drug addict — the Jamie Oliver of heroin and crack cocaine, if you like — which qualifies him, in his mind at least, to speak for the impoverished and the dispossessed.
“I come from the kind of social conditions that are exacerbated by an indifferent system,” he told the BBC in 2013.
For prosecco socialists, every social and economic failing is a manifestation of a defective system. They believe, like Thomas Paine, that “we have it in our power to begin the world over again”. The details of what happens next or who may be in charge are seldom discussed. Brand, who turned 30 last year, boasts he has never voted.
“I think we do need a centralised administrative system,” says Brand when pressed. “
A government?” proffers the BBC’s Jeremy Paxman. “Yes,” Brand concedes, “but maybe call them something else. Call them, like, the admin bods so they don’t get ahead of themselves.” Brand’s fatuousness is easily dismissed, yet it reflects a broader disillusionment.
Party loyalties that swayed the votes of their parents’ generation fail to move gen Y and the millennials. The institutions of civil society that have evolved across centuries are treated with disdain.
A curious eruption of populist socialism has occurred in Ireland where Sinn Fein, the political offshoot of the Irish Republican Army, has reinvented itself as the champion of radical progressive causes.
A poll in The Irish Times found Sinn Fein is the party of choice for voters under 35. Across the electorate it is second only to the ruling Fine Gael. Five years ago Labour was polling in the 30s. Today its support has collapsed to 7 per cent.
The metamorphosis is even more dramatic in Spain where a party of the populist Left led by a ponytailed 37-year-old university lecturer could hold the balance of power when parliament resumes this month.
Pablo Iglesias’s Podemos, launched less than a year ago, gained 69 seats, splitting the Left vote and preventing the established Socialist Workers Party from taking government.
Parliamentary elections in Greece were won by Syriza, a coalition of the radical Left, while PASOK, the established Panhellenic Socialist Movement, disintegrated.
Before the financial crisis four out of 10 Greek voters supported PASOK, while Syriza won a mere 5 per cent of votes at the 2007 election. In last January’s election the positions were all but reversed: Syriza won 36 per cent while PASOK’s support fell to 4.7 per cent.
In Britain the Left’s populist uprising was led by the Scottish National Party, which won 54 out of 59 seats in Scotland last year while the Scottish Labour Party was reduced to one.
In Germany the Left Party is ascendant; the Social Democratic Party (SPD) is in decline. The biggest threat to Angela Merkel’s centre-right/centre-left coalition at the 2017 election could be a rot-rot-grun alliance between the Left, the SPD and the Greens.
It’s against this backdrop of rising progressive populism that British Labour’s decision to elect Jeremy Corbyn as leader should be seen. It is tempting to compare Corbyn with Michael Foot, the hapless Labour leader of the early 1980s nicknamed Worzel Gummidge by Private Eye because of his close resemblance to a walking, talking scarecrow.
Yet Corbyn, despite his sartorial inelegance, is cut from different cloth, this is the bright red cloth of Communism.
The swing to Labour by the low ebb of society, namely Marxists and Communists showed that near-universal condemnation in the mainstream media was unable to dent his support, albeit by a rabble of wasters.
To describe Corbyn as far Left is to miss the point; he is so far left that he goes all the way round and almost kisses the backsides of the right.