As the country went back to work this week, so did most of its politicians. It’s been a busy few days in Westminster, especially given the trouble with the NHS. There has been a full programme of government business – the PM has done several visits and clips including to a hospital today, ministers have been on trade missions and carrying out domestic visits, the Shadow Cabinet has been touring the TV studios. So where is Jeremy Corbyn?
— Luke Leighfield (@lukeleighfield) December 25, 2017
On Christmas Day, 11 days ago, Jezza was photographed on the way to Mexico. Mexican academic Irma Sandoval has tweeted about meeting him in the country today, which means he has taken something of an extended holiday while everyone else is back in the office.
En 2018 México y UK demostrarán a los pueblos que otra forma de gobernar es posible. Un verdadero lujo reunirnos hoy en #Coyoacán con el futuro Primer Ministro del Reino Unido, @jeremycorbyn un gran amigo de México, de la democracia, la justicia y de @lopezobrador_ #MORENA pic.twitter.com/eqKQ1QoCFh
— Irma Eréndira Sandoval B. (@Irma_Sandoval) January 4, 2018
Explains why we haven’t heard anything from Corbyn on the NHS, which should be a major Labour attack line. Week off in lieu? Lazy socialists…