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Guardian mourns Corbyn's polling surge -
[May] presumes her credentials to do the top job speak for themselves. But she does not have a long record of achievement to justify that confidence. The Tories have gambled everything on the effectiveness of their messenger. They need a more substantial message.
by generic on Sun May 28th, 2017 at 06:04:03 PM EST
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I think the Guardian finds itself in a bit of difficulty; its senior editorial staff are all creatures of what Westminster imagines is the soft left.

Which mostly equates to the Blairite neoconservative attitude of being fiscally conservative with a certain level of liberal social support to ease the pain their policies inflict. Not to comfort the poor. Obviously. But just enough alms to salve their conscience.

But it's more than that. They hate Corbyn personally. Mostly they have branded him as a loser who will fail to win the election and thus doom the middle and working classes to 5 more years of Conservatism. For 2 years my FB feed has been filled with the screams of the haters telling anyone who will listen that making Corbyn leader was a betrayal of Labour's hopes.

Right now, he's doing well enough to make them choke on it. And that makes them hate him even more. Because hes stripping away their excuse and forcing them to admit that the real reason they hate him is not that he is a loser. It is that the political ideology in which they believe is that which has failed. If increasing Blairism was rewarded with fewer votes, then their bleats of "just a little more conservatism will seal the deal" stands revealed as the bullshit it always was.

He is demonstrating that their life's work was worthless. that's why they hate. Not because he's a loser, but because he isn't.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun May 28th, 2017 at 08:24:40 PM EST
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