King of the Mountains Award 2015

by Charlie_East_West on January 3, 2016

king of the mountains shirt

Our annual end of year King of the Mountains prize is awarded to whoever has seen their reputation make the most significant climb upwards over the past year.

In 2010, this went to Uruguayan footballer Diego Forlan, for transforming himself from a Manchester United joke figure to one of the stars of the 2010 World Cup. In 2011, it went to Angela Merkel for becoming European matron. In 2012 and 2013 it went to Ed Miliband for finally growing a pair of political cajones. In 2014, the SNP snaffled the award.

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 award goes to Jeremy Corbyn.

If someone had said in January 2015 that by January 2016, Jeremy Corbyn would be the next leader of the Labour Party, you would have been concerned about their state of mind. As it is, we are now concerned about the state of mind of the Labour Party.

Jeremy Corbyn has gone from a quirky eccentric backbench MP to a quirky eccentric leader of the opposition. How the hell did this happen? Well, it is a long story. It involves the Scottish Independence Referendum, Ed Miliband, the charmed existence of David Cameron and a lot of disgruntled left wingers.

As much as I respect many of Corbyn’s opinions, I really worry about the future of the Labour Party. Sadly, this story of our newly crowned King of the Mountains and the Labour Party is likely to end in tears.

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