+I got an email today, allegedly written by George Monbiot, asking me to ‘support the Guardian.’ The language seems somewhat ‘corporate marketing.’ Anyway, I banged off this reply:
I see from the email address that this reply is intended for is labelled 'no reply.' Typical Guardian! Anyway, should this one get through I just wanted to say that after the Guardian's vile campaign against Jeremy Corbyn I cancelled my subscription, so your entreaty to 'support' the Guardian now has fallen on deaf ears. I believe a Corbyn government would have done a great deal more to tackle the climate and environmental crisis than any of the players today. I realise you have to make a living but sending this appeal out must feel rather debasing for you. I hope you do not get too much abuse!
I suppose we all learn how to live with our compromises, but to allow oneself to be used by a corporate marketing machine must be pretty demeaning.
+I have read Keir Starmer’s speech to the Labour Party conference—a less painful experience than listening to him deliver it. There are some good parts, but given Starmer’s record of making disingenuous promises, we must all hold our breath. Things have to be spelt out in detail and signed in blood.
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