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Tom Rogan is a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner. An American writer based in the Washington area, he grew up in London, England. He’s a former columnist for the National Review and Opportunity Lives, a former book reviewer for The Washington Free Beacon, and a Senior Fellow at The Steamboat Institute. Tom was educated at King’s College London, the School of Oriental and African Studies, and the College of Law, London. A mentee of Dr. McLaughlin, the good doctor sometimes referred to Tom on air as ”the boy”.
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NOVEMBER 27, 2019
Jeremy Corbyn's disastrous BBC interview
Jeremy Corbyn wants to become Britain's next prime minister, but he has two problems. First, his Labour Party is trailing Boris Johnson's Conservative Party by more than 10 points in the polls. Making matters worse, Corbyn just had a disastrous interview with BBC anchor Andrew Neil.
It was truly disastrous. It was so bad the Conservative Party gladly posted the full interview on its Facebook page.
It started with Corbyn denying his party's sustained and systemic failure to address anti-Semitism. Asked whether he wanted to apologize for previous failings on the issue, Corbyn demurred. He was asked again. He demurred. He was asked yet again, and again, he demurred. In a week that has seen Britain's chief rabbi launch an unprecedented attack on Labour's anti-Semitism record, Corbyn's responses were nothing short of catastrophic.
Next up, Brexit.
"Why are you remaining neutral?" Neil asked Corbyn. This is a reference to Corbyn's Brexit strategy. If he enters No. 10 Downing Street, Corbyn says he'll renegotiate a Brexit withdrawal deal with the European Union. The former anti-nuclear weapons campaigner says he'll then hold another referendum offering that deal or Brexit's cancellation. But Corbyn says he'll remain neutral in presenting the referendum to the voters. Pushed on that neutrality, Corbyn refused to answer plainly and sought to ignore the question.