Iain Lees-Galloway is on to give a weak defence of the new Industrial Relations package. The bosses have been trying to whip up panic about the pretty limp changes Labour are making and Iain is on to sooth the spooked horses.
This joke is pointed out by Richard Prebble on the panel. He notes that the actual changes will be meaningless and toothless.
Labour are too frightened to do anything meaningful with Industrial Relations – strong unions are the only mechanism for better equality & Labour recoil at waking the sleeping dogs of the free market debate.
Based on this performance, Labour will roll on the Hobbit Law the second the industry fights back.
More courage, less fear required.
They discuss Trump, most on the panel are convinced he’ll lose in 2020.
I don’t think most liberal pundits understand why Trump won.
Trump is a master at understanding the politics of resentment. He believes he should have been shown more respect from his peers and knows what a driver of human nature it can be. He has exploited cultural resentment in his base and he has manipulated the economic fears of white poverty. Those voters seethe in resentment towards the left so the more Trump infuriates and enrages liberals, the more damaged glee his voters inject.
I hope he loses 2020, but suspect he represents the damaged psyche of America too well to not win.
Which reminds me, how incredible is this by Childish Gambino?