Lord Rother wrote:Oh well, if the twattersphere says it....
Meanwhile, in the real world I just watched the Neil / Corbyn interview.
What a fucking shambles. I’m sure Corbyn is probably a very intelligent man, with strong ideals and principles. But he is a million miles away from being a credible Prime Minister.
He is totally unable to think on his feet. His lack of ability to BS is almost charming (compared to Johnson whose default position is bluster and BS) but getting frustrated, sighing and rolling the eyes during a key interview has to be a turn-off for all but the most committed supporter.
If Johnson does not find time in his hectic schedule to sit with Andrew Neil it will certainly call into question his suitability as well, but I can’t see, whether he does it or not, that he could inflict as much damage on his party’s chances of winning the GE as Corbyn “achieved” last night.
Has Dianne Abbott been allowed out and in front of an interviewer yet?
The sad thing is, Corbyn has been on this hiding to nothing since he became leader of the opposition.
I fear the worst for him.
The weird thing is people think that if Labour changed their leader then all this would go away; as if what happened to Ed Miliband and even Gordon "not massively left wing" Brown has been expunged from the history books.
It is about the message not the messenger; and the message from the elite and their media ( and I would now include the BBC news in that ) is that any deviation from right wing, neo-liberal politics is unacceptable and the further you stray from it the worse the abuse will get .
For Brown it was attacks on his mental health, for Miliband anti-semitic attacks on him and his father, and for Corbyn, weirdly considering what happened to Miliband, claims that both he and the Labour Party are anti-semitic despite the evidence showing they are not.
Actually for Corbyn the abuse is so full spectrum that it becomes comical he is everything that the Daily Mail finds unacceptable and anti-semitic, which it obviously does not find unacceptable as they lead the anti-semitic attacks on Ed Miliband's family.
If the Tories win a majority the next round of actions they undertake will be seat gerrymandering and voter suppression, because demographics are stacking against them. They have seen how a minority Republican Party cling to power in the US and they will copy that.
Anyone who supports them has lost their moral compass completely, you cannot vote for the modern Conservative Party and claim any attachment to personal morality anymore.