When I put my part deux (or is it trois) of JC insulting the Queen, it soon turned into his comments about Osama Bin Laden’s assassination being a “tragedy.”
The reason why Jeremy Corbyn is going to lose, and lose badly, while David Cameron busily plans the coronation his best friend George Osborn for a 20year Tory reign, well.
- Winning elections is actually very easy. There are two votes that really matter, middle class middle England and working class urban England. Both are white not very diverse, not racist but don’t like immigrants, not classist but don’t like posh people. Both are of course very fond of the richest immigrants out there, the Royal Family.
- If you run on an anti-immigrant (light touch no one wants to be a Nazi about it) and anti-rich people (again light touch no one in these two electoral banks support welfare street or heavy taxes, it all about a fair chance) then you’ve got a chance.
- Jeremy Corbyn is the candidate that is almost perfectly designed by the Metropolitan Left. His appeal to Middle England is probably non existent.
Winning an election is easy; pick a 100 marginal seats, find what the swing voters care about and campaign like crazy there. Corbyn has been making so many own goals recently that he’s looking control of his initially very well-crafted slogan, “the politics of austerity.”
The SNP annihilated Labour because it cleverly disassociated the link between voting for SNP and voting for Independence (a failed cause, much like Catalonia).
The Labour party will soon shrink to it’s original base, Tory-Haters.