Toby wrote:Rees-Mogg is articulate and candid about his views. I thought his declaration that he didn't believe in abortion in that interview was a brilliant example of how to separate individual perspectives from that of party line or government policy. Compare that with the Liberal nobody that I can't even remember the name of who resigned because he couldn't give a straightforward answer reconciling his faith and party line. I respected him a lot for that - I admire politicians who are not afraid to tell awkward truths.
My concern is that he has little or no government experience.
Corbyn - I admire his tenacity but I can't trust anyone who has said no for 30 years as a politician and refused to compromise. When you get to that age in professional life there is little doubt that you don't change either. He is a competent constituency MP and an excellent campaigner, but someone who champions Chavez in Venezuela and goes on Iranian TV to support their regime can't get anywhere near the reins of power in my eyes.
Rees_Mogg is your right wing "Christian" who cherry picks the parts of the bible he is going to legislate on - hint - not the Jesus bits about treating your neighbour as yourself and giving away your worldly wealth to enter the kingdom of heaven but the bits about what women should do with their bits.
He is a hypocritical shit stain of a human being who is looking to make money out of sending this country down the shitter in Brexit and in any sane world he would literally be put up against a wall and be shot like the Ceausescus.
Chavev died years ago and did some remarkably good things as well as some stupid shit before popping his clogs, and telling socialists that Venezuela is the end game for socialism is like telling capitalists that that Nigeria is what awaits them.
Corbyn didn't go on Iranian TV to support the Iranian regime, that is just a lie.
Corbyn is a mediocre politician with decent values and in the modern world when you look at the absolute scumbags who infest the political system on both sides, but lets be fair mainly on the Tory side, that is as good as it gets.
There hasn't been in a decent human being in charge of a political Party in this country between John Smith and Jeremy Corbyn, and John Smith was twice the politician Corbyn is. Let's make an honourable exception for Charles Kennedy in that.
This country is fucked because of the quality of human being that is attracted to the political arena, but at least we aren't the USA; but we will be as bad if we elect a vampiric, rent seeking, sociopathic spunk stain like Rees-Mogg to rule us.
At least Chavez appeared to have some desire to make the lot of the broad majority of the people of his country's lot better, Rees-Mogg is in it for Rees-Mogg and if he can fuck over Women, Gays, and foreigners in the process that is just the cherry on the top for the cunt.