Curmudgeonly Jagger bewails ‘incivility,’ Trump, Johnson, enviro-reg rollbacks

Curmudgeonly Jagger bewails ‘incivility,’ Trump, Johnson, enviro-reg rollbacks
Mick Jagger, concerned citizen, in 2017. CBS video

[Ed. – We all get old.  Meanwhile, it seems we’re not hearing enough on this side of the pond from BoJo. “[C]omparing opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to a ‘big girl’s blouse’ and a ‘chlorinated chicken'”?]

The Rolling Stones singer said he was “absolutely behind” young climate change activists who had earlier occupied the red carpet at the Venice film festival, where he was starring in the psychological thriller, “The Burnt Orange Heresy”.

Jagger said he deplored how politics has descended into name-calling, “including in my own country this week” — a reference to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson comparing opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to a “big girl’s blouse” and a “chlorinated chicken”.

The icon, now 76, bewailed “the polarisation and incivility in public life”, although the one-time bad boy of 1960s rock admitted he was “not always for civility” himself.

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