Friday January 24, 2020

Labour’s fatal choice of Corbyn in 2015 gave Johnson victory

A chancer and a charlatan beat a man who, before becoming Labour leader, had never taken responsibility for anything more demanding than where to tie up his bike

15th December, 2019
Jeremy Corbyn does not have the leadership qualities or experience to lead a government.Picture: AFP/Getty Images

“Corbyn and Brexit” was the succinct conclusion of Britain‘s shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth when explaining, before a vote was cast, why Labour would not win the British general election.

There may be room for argument concerning which of those two factors should come first – Corbyn or Brexit – but Ashworth’s explanation for Labour’s fourth successive general election defeat cannot be gainsaid.

Of course, Brexit was...

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