Silly sausage Corbyn was playing hard to get: QUENTIN LETTS sees Labour’s leader on wriggly form

Mail Online | 1/18/2019 | Quentin Letts for the Daily Mail
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At a vegan-friendly arts centre in Hastings today, Jeremy Corbyn said ‘Labour is open to discussions’ on Brexit.

But he wasn’t going to talk to Theresa May about it. Nope. Not until she agreed to agree with him.

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You could call it the Michel Barnier approach to negotiations. Brussels refused to discuss Brexit with Mrs May until she accepted its timetable. He’s a quick learner, our Jeremy.

Mr Corbyn was on ripely wriggly form at this brief speech, peering over his spectacles, squinting, screwing up his face and playing hard to get.

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For months he had pushed Mrs May to include the Opposition in talks. Now that she had agreed to do that, he had consulted his diary and found he was having his hair done that night.

Odysseus’s Penelope undid her knitting every night in order to preserve her virtue. Mr Corbyn just wants to avoid having to make a decision on Brexit. Hence his scornful ‘the offer of talks is simply a stunt’.

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Hastings is the unsafe seat of Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd. Mr Corbyn took a few swipes at her, accusing her of cruelty to old age pensioners. Mr Corbyn himself is 69.

Around him sat a throng of party activists, some of them very much two-pudding types.

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They clapped enthusiastically when he kept saying he had been ‘clear…very clear…we are clear’ on his Brexit position.

When politicians say they have been clear, they have usually been as obscure as the windows of a municipal urinal.

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He insisted he would not talk to Mrs May until she agreed to ‘rule out’ a no-deal Brexit. Silly sausage. Plenty of voters think No Deal could be terrific yet the elite refuses to contemplate it.

He criticised the spending of public money on No Deal preparations, arguing that it could be better used on social care, housing, etc....
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