Reactionary Socialism in Action

We haven’t been keeping up sufficiently with the meltdown of the Labour Party over in the UK under Jeremy Corbyn, who makes Bernie Sanders look like a Ripon Society Republican. (Actually, come to think of it . . . never mind.) Anyway, what till you get a load of Corbyn’s latest:

Corbyn wants to ban ‘sexist’ after-work drinks for quite sexist reason

By Ashitha Nagesh

Jeremy Corbyn has said after-work drinks are ‘sexist’ and should be banned, because women will ‘obviously want to look after their children’.

Launching his manifesto for women, the Labour leader said: ‘Early evening socialisation benefits men who don’t feel the need to be at home looking after their children, and it discriminates against women who will want to, obviously, look after the children that they have got.’

Now stop chortling. Deep down inside socialists are all reactionaries, so sooner or later this kind of recidivism was bound to come out. I especially love this extra bit of reporting:

Unsurprisingly, the attempt at understanding gender inequality in the workplace fell quite flat.

Do tell. Oh, and a separate report of Corbyn’s blooper has this:

Following the event [where Corbyn made his remarks], held at Unison’s offices, a drinks party was held.

Labour men only I assume. At this point, Monty Python would just have to give up.

It's okay Jeremy, he ladies don't really want to have a drink with you after work anyway.

It’s okay Jeremy, the ladies don’t really want to have a drink with you after work anyway.

Meanwhile, in other important UK news you can use, the good folks at Pol Roger, Winston Churchill’s preferred brand of champagne, will start selling it in pint bottles as a result of Brexit. It’s worth it just for this alone. Jeremy Corbyn had no comment, but it makes sense since women shouldn’t be out drinking champagne anyway, and the preferred drink of British lads already comes in pints.


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