In today’s Sun Newspaper Comrade Harriet Harman says that she did not realise that she was not old or posh enough to lead the Labour party. This is, of course a clear dig at Comrade Corbyn. It is also a very silly and unfair slur.
Let’s ignore the blatant ageism and deal with the supposed crime of being posh. Comrade Corbyn comes from a middle class background and then attended a prep school and a grammar school. Harriet Harman is the niece of Lord Longford. Her father was a doctor, her mother a lawyer and she was born in a private Harley Street Clinic and attended St Paul’s, one of the poshest and most expensive Girl’s School’s in Britain.
I am not saying that Comrade Harman is a total toff but for her to suggest that Comrade Corbyn comes from a more privileged background than her own is just, er…a lie.