When you think about it, it’s really very weird that Labour keep telling journalists not what their policies are but what their strategy is, and these journalists- who consider themselves simultaneously representative of and superior to the general public- say ‘Yes, good’.
These journalists are less like reporters and more like university lecturers marking undergraduate essays on their own ideology.
Media: ‘We wrote nasty things about you because you were too left wing’
Labour: ‘Ok here’s your incoherent and unpopular politics reflected back at you by a sentient meme plus some centrist revenge porn’
Media: ‘LABOUR IS A SERIOUS PARTY AGAIN’
Polls: ‘Nah’
It’s insulting to people’s intelligence to keep saying ‘we are going to persuade these rubes by…’, especially when half the time you’re simply acting in your own interests or even just acting on your own perverted libidinal urges,

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