During the years when the West sought to draw Iran back into the comity of nations, the ayatollahs backed terrorist bombs, cyberattacks, and drone shootings.
Complaints from broadcasters and the media about language are synthetic and hypocritical. The real issue is the delay of the general election – which is indefensible.
This autocratic thuggery is happening less than two hours’ flight away. We must not turn a blind eye to it.
Ask one question: In what conflict has Jeremy Corbyn ever been on Britain’s side? He always finds a way of blaming the world’s problems on the West.
A tour de force from May. Utter failure from Labour’s leader. And: how Blair’s Iraq legacy gives credence to deranged conspiracy theories.
Throughout the Cold War there were many good people on the Left who held to what was right. Then there were people like Corbyn and Milne.
It backed nationalisation in the ’40s. It opposed Thatcher’s economic policy in the ’80s. It supported the Euro in the ’90s. And now it wants Single Market membership.
Deep down, Corbyn regrets the outcome of the Cold War. Even now, when the full horror of its legacy is clear, he can’t bring himself to renounce Marxism.
Owen Jones is rewriting history.