Jeremy Corbyn was having great fun last night, reshuffling his shadow cabinet and boasting about having the most diverse team ever.
But can they do their job? Not according to Britain’s biggest bank, HSBC, which slapped down Corbyn this morning and claimed his job is being done… by the free market.
That’s unfortunate news for Corbyn, who is paid £137,000 a year to lead the opposition to the government’s policies.
Burn from HSBC on Jeremy Corbyn… Not that he'll be bovvered, like. https://t.co/SSv566diLa
— Richard Partington (@RJPartington) October 7, 2016
It also has the devastating ring of truth about it – a downturn in the pound is infinitely more likely than Corbyn and his crew to make Theresa May think twice about what her ministers are up to.
It is also deliciously ironic that socialist Corbyn – and his self-professed Marxist shadow chancellor – should find themselves made obsolete by the invisible hand of the market.