Jeremy Corbyn’s latest Shadow Defence Secretary missed his first Commons duties yesterday…because he was at the Glastonbury festival.
The favourite hang-out for trendy Trots and lentil-filled liberals was hosting ex-soldier Clive Lewis, who – as Defence Secretary Michael Fallon remarked – was “awol on his first parade”.
Of course, we cannot blame Lewis too much. Corbyn reshuffles happen at short notice. It’s a bit like being in the trenches in WW1 – you can be a Major by tea-time.
As someone who greets people by saying ‘hello, comrades!’, we’re sure Lewis will be perfectly at home in Commissar Corbyn’s rapidly emptying cabinet.