Deebank wrote:As a human and especially as socialist I have the ability to empathise - I may not be a coal miner, but I know it's a fucking hard, dirty, physical job. I may not be a teacher but I know it's challenging and demanding and goes way beyond the hours spent with the kids in the class room. I may not also be a nurse but I can fully appreciate how tough physically and emotionally the demands of the role are.
And if all else fails I could - if I wanted to be a professional politician - talk to them and their representatives. And that interaction is not a patronising one... Well perhaps only to burnt out cynical misanthropic old farts.
You may empathize. But you cannot represent. the idea that the wife of a high court judge on a million pounds a year, and living in a £3 million house in Islington, can represent the poor and dispossessed hundreds of miles away is a joke. Corbyn's Labour are a joke.