I love Ken Loach but he’s wrong.
Posted by Shyaku on September 23, 2021, 7:34 am, in reply to "DDN: Ken Loach absolutely DESTROYS Keir Starmer [video]"
It is not a “class war within the labor party” or the British establishment putting their foot down and saying that Socialism is unacceptable. The British establishment are comprador elites, and this came from post-Brexit Washington via the US Embassy in London. The “British establishment” just trip over themselves to leap into action on behalf of Washington. They didn’t get where they are without knowing how to kiss up and kick down. The “British establishment” is just a middle-management position, and Washington is not going to get into any kind of a trade deal with London just to have US US investor’s money nationalized. It ain’t even on the cards. Corbyn could *perhaps* have gotten away with it by steering a more accurately “global Britain” closer to China, India, etc., but it would have been a terrific fight at all levels. It would require a street fighter like Duterte or Putin and incessant brinkmanship. |
Loach also should have said all that he said in the video before he was kicked out, and got kicked out for saying it, because now it can just be cast as bad blood on his part.
I truly believe Loach is a towering giant of a human being, but not because of this 13 minutes of moaning post hoc.