There are rarely times when you get to see a political figure so real and so talented that your jaw literally hits the floor. Watching Mhairi Black, a 20 year old Scottish National Party member deliver an emotionally raw, fierce maiden speech in Parliament eviscerating the Conservative government truly was a sight to behold.
Skillfully attacking David Cameron’s vicious policies of austerity and denouncing the Labour Party’s drift rightwards, Black gave what has to be one of the finest speeches of someone her age in history. Even throwing in a William Wallace reference for good measure, Black, the youngest MP in British history, has announced herself on the world political scene in serious, serious style:
If Black is this good at 20, interesting times lie ahead.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.