Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Corbyn didn’t sing the national anthem

You’d think a man could freely choose to remember the dead in respectful silence and not to sing the national anthem, without provoking headlines.

In truth, he’d have been damned by the press either way. Yesterday, The Sun’s front page berated Corbyn for being willing to kiss the Queen’s hand in order to become a member of the Privy Council. So one day he’s branded a hypocrite for jettisoning his principles and being willing to conform, and the next day they berate him for honouring his republican principles and not singing God Save the Queen.