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UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

“You loved me as a loser, but now you’re worried that I just might win” – Leonard Cohen

On Your Unsuitability for High Office

for Jeremy Corbyn

The minute they realise
you might succeed in changing
more than the occasional
light bulb in the new
old community centre,
where the anti-apartheid
meetings used to happen;

the late Lord Lambton
climbs out from between
two prostitutes and into
the next available issue
of the Daily Express
to urge votes for anyone
but you; Earl Haig

gets up from his grave
to bang the table and tell us
you’ve not successfully
organised enough death
to properly understand
Britain’s defence needs
in the twenty first century.

The Telegraph mutters
into its whiskers about your lack
of experience – how you never once
so much as successfully destroyed a bank;
as former comedians gather
in darkest Norwich and Lincolnshire
to speak of your beige zip-up jackets.

LBC Radio exclusively reveals your plan
to give each failed asylum seeker,
and anyone who’s ever
taken an axe to a child,
their own seat in
the House of Lords;

the same day, The Spectator
gives retired General
Franco space to expose your
long term associations
with known vegetarians
and Mexican importers
of fair trade coffee.

While on Radio Four’s Women’s Hour
the former editor of the News of The World
and Dame Myra Hindley agree:
the last thing this country needs
right now is you.

KEVIN HIGGINS

(Pic: REUTERS, Peter Nicholls)

Dan Adams investigates the historical origin of the word ‘goth’, to wit:

What do fans of atmospheric post-punk music have in common with ancient barbarians? Not much … so why are both known as “goths”? Is it a weird coincidence – or is there a deeper connection stretching across the centuries?

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An extensive (and doubtless expensive) array of architectural elements by ltalian artist Edoardo Tresoldi commissioned as part of a royal event in Abu Dhabi.

Constructed from wire mesh, lit from above and below to create the ghostly effect, the installation took Tresoldi three months to put in place with the help of Dubai-based Designlab Experience.

Previously: Is There Anything To Be Said For Another Mesh?

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A really very impressive indeed trailer for an as-yet unmade full-length feature based on Dutch artist Martin Lodewijk’s classic comics series Agent 327 created with open source 3D software Blender.

Directed by Colin Levy, even he of the most successful Blender feature produced thus far: Sintel (2010).

Bonus Citroën H-type.

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