In the general election, he pulled off the unlikely trick of appealing to voters who wanted to stop Brexit and to Labour leavers who want to get on with it.He is not going to fall for siren voices from the press gallery urging him to annoy the second group by appearing to try to frustrate Britain’s departure from the EU.
'I owe my life - and those of dozens of people I could have crash-landed on - tothe RAF. I was helpless at the controls.' The astonishing drama happened as Mr O'Neill headed for Earls Colne airbase in Colchester after taking off from Glasgow Prestwick airport following a holiday in Scotland.He may be from Watford, but he lives in Illinois now and neither May nor a future Labour government has any influence on how much he earns.(And the £4.75 an hour figure may be low, but it is above the legal minimum for 17-year-olds, which is £4.05.) But this is politics, not an academic debate.The Government was about to bring the EU (Withdrawal) Bill to the Commons, which Anna Soubry, a Conservative MP, had just described as a “power grab” by ministers.The Labour Party recently advocated staying in the single market for a transitional period after Brexit, a policy supported privately by many cabinet ministers.That is why he is leaving it to Keir Starmer, the Shadow Brexit Secretary, to conduct the Commons trench warfare over the Brexit Bill.When Starmer set out the policy of staying in the single market temporarily, Remainers were delighted but asked: does Corbyn agree? Starmer went to a lot of trouble to secure the agreement not just of the leader but of the entire Shadow Cabinet.And the Leader of the Opposition asked about Mc Donald’s. Never mind that all the journalists in the press gallery think he should be taking the Government apart over Brexit, he has his eyes on the wider electorate.It is the ruling irony of this period that Corbyn, so derided for putting ideology above the compromises of politics, should turn out to be really quite good at vote-grubbing.Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year.