The future leaders of the Left either don’t know their history, or prefer a made-up version of it.
There’s a challenge for Conservatives in the fact that ‘simple but false’ has a PR advantage over ‘complex but true’.
“Jeremy is ineffective at making the decisions and providing leadership that we so desperately need, both in Parliament and across the country.”
The Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy believes her leader is offering “incompetent out-of-power socialism”.
His reforms will cripple his MPs and are a posthumous triumph for Tony Benn’s belief in extra-Parliamentary action.
The new PFI policy is a classic example.
During Labour’s conference week, we take a look at prominent Labour MPs’ views of their leader, in their own words.
Whatever you think about the various political successes and failures of the past years, it is sobering for Conservatives to recognise that their party’s unrest could lead to Corbyn in charge.
Even research finding 87 per cent of MPs experienced abuse is met with excuses and justification.
Those claiming to oppose “Hard Brexit” have now voted for the most severe separation possible from the EU.
The Opposition are hoping that everybody will have forgotten about it by 2022.
While the Opposition laments the lack of agreement, their own position is far from clear – and making it clear would be very unpopular.
The left will strengthen their position inside Labour, but may push more voters towards the more centrist, avowedly unionist Scottish Conservatives.
Labour’s latest ‘new position’ on leaving the EU is even more confused than all their previous positions.
Plans to give much more time for rank-and-file speeches may be why Khan and Burnham are having a hard time getting speaking slots.