Thad wrote:The Tories have been *extremely* lucky in having Corbyn as the leader of the opposition.
The hell of it is, Corbyn is a compelling argument for electing leaders like Blair and Brown. I don't have many nice things to say about those guys, but I sure can't picture them being as feckless and incompetent in Corbyn's shoes.
I fear that even if Corbyn manages to pull this out, Labour will still be looking at a lot of pressure to tack back to the right (and of course we're already seeing the Lib Dems benefit from Labour's lack of leadership). He reinforces the neoliberal stereotype that left-leaning politicians don't understand economics, and that's before we get into everything else that's wrong with him.
Blair and Brown would be feckless but in an entirely different manner.
Also, people keep forgetting - Labour was fucking dead
when Corbyn took over. Labour was exactly the american Democrat style party that only manages to win enough seats to keep their donators sending the money in. Then they suddenly revived like some sort of dracula and pulled back so many seats Theresa May was forced to sew that agreement with the DUP to stay in power, and that destroyed
their beautiful Fuck-You-Style Brexit plans.
If only Corbyn didn't have the views on Brexit of a 70-year-old northern Wiltshire "surely the steel jobs are coming back any minute now", this would have been Christmas for him.