As Jeremy Corbyn gazed out over the 2018 Labour conference on Wednesday, after the most con ident and relaxed speech of his time as leader, he will have seen an energised party about which two apparently incompatible generalisations can be made. The irst is that, three years into the Corbyn revolution, Labour has now been radically transformed into a party in the leader’s own far-left political image.
It is in vogue to ask what Bobi Wine stands for. Sometimes the question arises from genuinely invincible ignorance from people who only know the musician, not the politician. At times it is vincible ignorance, easily cured if one is willing to dismount from one’s high horse and put one’s ear to the ground. The question itself is easy to answer.
Japan is bending without breaking on trade. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe inally agreed to bilateral talks with US President Donald Trump on Wednesday. He had little choice given how vulnerable his nation’s automakers are to US tari s. Sticking with the Trans-paci ic Partnership that Trump abandoned, however, gives the Land of the Rising Sun some leverage. The embattled White House, ighting multiple fronts on the trade war it initiated, is in the market for a quick win. With imported cars targeted by Trump for a potential 25 percent duty, Japan makes a good candidate.
ROBERT KYAGULANYI Ugandamp Daily Monitor, Daniel Kalinaki
JEREMY CORBYN Leaderofthe Labourparty,uk Guardian, Martin Kettle
SHINZO ABE Japanprime Minister Reuters, Pete Sweeney