Jeremy Corbyn was in Southport on Sunday to speak to Labour members and supporters – and treated his listeners to a surprise impression of Boris Johnson, during an anecdote of finding the confused (then-future) Foreign Secretary in the wrong lobby during a parliamentary ‘division’ (vote) on the rights of EU citizens:
What can we learn from this? Well, first of all Corbyn is a good raconteur but shouldn’t ‘give up the day job’ to take up doing impressions for a living.
But also that Johnson’s lack of grasp of international affairs and the rights and wrongs of dealings with other countries and their people is not an act – and making him Foreign Secretary was at least as reckless an act on the part of Theresa May as we all thought, and probably even more so.
Thirdly, while the tale is clearly told just for a bit of fun, Corbyn’s evidently relaxed demeanour shows that no matter how hard the Establishment tries to portray him as a man under pressure from whatever latest nonsense right-wing back-benchers are trying at any given moment, he appears to be at ease with himself and with leadership. Even a couple of days before a tough series of votes in the Commons, he’s on his game and enjoying doing the right thing.
This will be a boost for any of his supporters who are feeling worn by the constant diet of smears and naysaying that recommenced very soon after he stunned the powers-that-be by destroying Theresa May’s majority.
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