Tagged: Walter Raleigh

Bedsit revolutionaries

Why is a grown man quoting Mao?

Under Mr Corbyn, Labour has become the Party of cheap stunts, the narcissistic ones of Mr Corbyn (national anthem-gate, poppy-gate, refusal to kneel-gate) and the frankly puzzling ones like the recitation of Mao by Mr McDonnell. Besides providing infinitely usable b-roll for Tory anti-Labour ads, it was politically tone daft: China’s Party Capitalists of today have more in common with Sir Walter Raleigh (piracy) than Mao.

The worst part was the selection of the kindergarten communism of the Little Red Book. Mr McDonnell could at least have read from Bukharin’s “ABC” book.

As I recall, Maoism fell out of favour in the West after Sartre ended his brief dalliance with it.

Get back together

Forget Harry Potter. Mesut Özil is a real wizard.

There’s nothing wrong with sanctuary cities. They should have given sanctuary to Cecil the Lion though.

At the moment, Adele is the greatest pop singer not named Taylor Swift or Katy Perry.

Gaga no longer qualifies as a pop artist. She’s now reached diva status.

The best thing about the film “Back to the Future” was the thumping volume of Huey Lewis and the News’ “The Power of Love.”

Canada reached peak cool during the reign of Margaret Trudeau.

Xi Jinping is the first pirate to meet a British monarch since Walter Raleigh. Arrr!