Naomi Klein, the renowned Canadian author, has mocked Donald Trump claiming he is the “political equivalent” of fatberg – the congealed lump of fat and sanitary products currently blocking London’s sewers.
Speaking at Labour’s party conference in Brighton, the best-selling writer won applause as she likened the US President to the 130-tonne mass of fat, wet wipes and nappies found to blocking a section of the London sewers earlier this month.
“You know that horrible thing currently clogging up the London sewers. I believe you call it the fat berg?” she said. “Well Trump, he’s the political equivalent of that.”
She continued: “A merger of all that is noxious in the culture, economy and body politic, all kind of glommed together in a self-adhesive mass. And we’re finding it very, very hard to dislodge.
“It gets so grim that we have to laugh. But make no mistake: whether it’s climate change or the nuclear threat, Trump represents a crisis that could echo through geologic time.”
She also used her speech to address the Labour leader who was sitting alongside her at the conference, adding: “You went and showed us all that you can win. Now you have to win. We all do. Winning is a moral imperative.
“With the transformed Labour Party in 2017, and with the next Prime Minister of Britain, Jeremy Corbyn – because in the last election, that’s exactly what you did.”
“The stakes are too high and time is too short to settle for anything less.”
She added: “Theresa May ran a cynical campaign based on exploiting fear and shock to grab more power for herself – first the fear of a bad Brexit deal, then the fear following the horrific terror attacks in Manchester and London.”
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