If anything, the longer it drags on, the closer he believes he is coming to achieving his real goal.
His focus on leftish politics and local campaigning built the party into a potent force, but left it badly exposed to the dangers of coalition with the Conservatives.
The Labour leader is under mounting pressure to support a second referendum – but time is against one, and he knows it.
The Budget has prompted further disarray in the Labour Party. But they do show a willingness to “compromise with the electorate”.
The magazine has taken a break from conspicuous consumption to blunder instead through the world of history and economics.
Corbyn has upped his rhetorical game – and he appears to be developing his political savvy a bit, too
His promises are unaffordable, and his spending plans are reckless, but he has started to offer retail policies.
It’s a bold gambit. The Labour Party may be changing, but the people the Shadow Brexit Secretary is taking on still have claws.
McDonnell is more dangerous than Corbyn – not just because he’s more extreme, but because he is more intelligent
Even the Labour Party itself seems aware that the Shadow Chancellor is visibly more wily than his leader.
On the question of a second referendum, Labour’s easiest answer is yet more careful, deniable ambiguity
Corbyn is willing to bend his principles. But he and his advisers will cling more closely to their strategy of being all things to all sides.
If the test is Starmer’s Twitter feed, there’s nothing at all as of 11am. There was no Labour spokesman on “Today” either.
But here’s how Labour could attempt a risky manoeuvre next week – by promising a second poll while being powerless to deliver one.
Four factors are bringing the debate to a head – but there is precious little sign that the forces of decency will defeat their Corbynite opponents.
“The leadership is doing nothing substantive to address this erosion of our core values. It saddens me to say that we are increasingly seen as a racist party.”
The Labour leader’s newly-revealed comments have crossed a line. The question is what will Labour MPs – and voters – do about it?