September 14, 2015


The day the Labour Party died (Dan Hodges, 12 Sep 2015, The Telegraph)

In affectionate remembrance of the Labour Party, which died at the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre, Westminster, on 12 September, 2015. Deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing friends and acquaintances. R.I.P. The body will be cremated, and the ashes taken to Islington. [...]

To know just how unelectable Jeremy Corbyn is, don't listen to his critics, but listen to his supporters. Yesterday I did the Daily Politics program with the Guardian's Zoe Williams.

Could Jeremy Corbyn be elected prime minister, she was asked. This was her instinctive, verbatim, response: "Look ... this whole idea that there's a solid mass of the general public who sit in the centre and that's where they always sit, this is completely fallacious I think. I mean, all these people who ... the kind of Blairite Labour should be able to appeal to ... if they are so multiple why did none of them join as supporters to vote for the person they wanted? So the idea we've got this very centre right country that can be drawn to the left by the right kind of cosmetic person ... the idea that that exists is wrong."

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