The only way a completely unqualified person with no elected history can possibly attain such an elevated rank & status is to have the 'correct' background (& we now know exactly what that is) and powerful friends with a similar background...what I call the "Qantas Flight Attendant Syndrome"
Marxist-Leninist thought & action is very much alive...and doing remarkably well. The word 'discredited' means absolutely nothing to these people unless it is applied to Western Capitalism & they do have a point, I fear, as recent events have made abundantly clear...and that is the great danger; one cannot equate malignant cancer with the common cold.
But, like the disintegration of the UK & its relegation to being a province of a Greater Europe, we have slept through it all and we will continue to sleep while the power at the top of the unelected Eurocracy is acquired by our old implacable enemy...and what then?
Developments such as this are a tocsin.
The takeover could be stopped dead in its tracks...at least for the UK...if we got out of the EU....and fast!