The following is a letter that appeared in the current issue of a British Marxist paper, the Weekly Worker:
Jeremy Corbyn fell into line at the queen’s banquet. He questioned the unelected Chinese president on China’s dodgy human rights record and then sat down to a dinner with him and the unelected UK monarch, where champagne costing up to £1,400 a bottle was served.
This was one of those occasions where Jezza could have held a press conference and explained that, while benefits are being cut, he would refuse to attend such a lavish dinner. But he put on an ill-fitting suit and basically bowed down to the establishment.
In an earlier letter I said that the election of Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party was a big step in the right direction. However, I have to say I was wrong; it is a big step in the ‘same old same old’ direction.