Friday, July 24, 2015

It does not matter if Corbyn is not likely to help Labour to victory in the 2020 general election

James Walsh writes about attitudes to Jeremy Corbyn in the Guardian:  http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/24/why-labour-voters-are-turning-towards-jeremy-corbyn?CMP=twt_politics^gdnukpolitics

Note the line:

"Also common was the sentiment that it does not matter if Corbyn is not likely to help Labour to victory in the 2020 general election, so long as he is leading a party offering a genuine alternative."

 This indicates that Guardian readers have already discounted any hope of Labour winning in 2020 and want policies developed ready for 2025.

There is no short cut to electoral success.

Ideas win elections, as Ted once said (back in the 70s - it's in his autobiography somewhere).

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