Registered On: September 7, 2015
Ok, fair enough. I was responding to you because I thought your points were directed towards me, as if The 99% has a point in there being an issue here, whereas there presumably wasn’t with Corbyn given he didn’t care then.
I am not arguing that Starmer isn’t very wealthy now, but I think it’s unfair to use this to demean him, as if he is a privileged Etonite who has got into prominence because of his background and is therefore a damnation on our culture of politics. We should push for more working class representation in politics, but I don’t think we should damn those who have made a success of their lives through what appears to be merit. There is a difference between those who come from very wealthy backgrounds, like Johnson, who have been groomed for stardom and someone like Starmer who had to demonstrate aptitude before being selected as MP.