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Twitter Says Goodbye to the Best Prime Minister the UK Never Had

By Petr Knava | Social Media | March 26, 2020 |

By Petr Knava | Social Media | March 26, 2020 |


This is a subject matter which I really have no interest in debating anymore. On the matter of Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party, I have said enough. For the unique historical moment that briefly flourished and burned bright enough to awaken a long-dormant hope in millions before being snuffed out by forces too great to overcome in such a short timeframe, I have, on the other hand, not yet grieved enough, and a time will come when talking about it will be possible. Thinking about that day in December, of twelve hours trudging from door to door beneath a cracked, weeping sky, during which the material holding my shoes together gave up but the thousands of us pounding the pavement in a fight for a future that felt within grasping distance did not, I still find myself far too raw and not prepared to talk about much. But as the great poet Pablo Neruda once wrote—in a passage that Jeremy Corbyn was himself fond of quoting: ‘You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot stop the spring from coming.’ Or, to put it in the words of another departed titan of the movement:

2019 closed out with an unspeakably sad moment. But spring will come. Though he will continue to serve as the overwhelmingly popular MP for his constituency, yesterday was Jeremy Corbyn’s last time at Prime Minister’s Questions as the Leader of the Opposition, as the Labour Party gears up to elect his successor as leader in April. He used the opportunity to do what he has spent his entire political life doing: Speaking up for the least privileged and most vulnerable in society.

Afterward, Twitter said goodbye to Jeremy Corbyn as the Leader of the Opposition, and expressed thanks to a tireless campaigner for social justice who would continue to do exactly that for as long as he is physically able.

Petr is a staff contributor. You can follow him on Twitter.

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