Gerry Adams and Jeremy Corbyn and what matters in politics


By Jude Collins (

Sometimes the appetite of journalists for the trivial - or the appetite that journalists think the public have for the trivial - is breath-taking. This morning, considerable air time was devoted on radio to Jeremy Corbyn’s failure to sing the British national anthem at a service to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.. This was seen as disrespectful. My own view would be that since Corbyn is a republican, it would have been hypocritical to sing the words of God Save The Queen, so maybe better disrespect than hypocrisy.

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