Corbyn is not a popular choice for PM.
If Labour had someone not perceived as far left they would be miles ahead in the polls, possibly even in government.
LBC the other night :
Iain Dale : "So who do you prefer, Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt"?
Caller : "Jeremy Hunt would be a terrible PM. I'm a doctor and I will never forgive him for what he did to the NHS."
Dale : "Which party do you usually vote for?"
Caller : "Well, usually Labour, but I wouldn't vote for Corbyn."
Dale : "So, in a general election, would you vote for Corbyn or Hunt?"
Caller : "Corbyn".
Dale : "So what if it was Corbyn or Johnson?"
Caller : "Johnson, yeah, I think Johnson definitely over Corbyn"
Everyone is free to vote however they like, but I just don't see the logic. Perceived personality of the leader is the be all and end all, no matter the ideology or policies of their party?
When you have conversations with people who have been called to the Bar who believe trading on WTO Rules is good for the country and that a No Deal is better than a bad deal ( whatever that means) ..and ppl who think Farage is good for the country because he makes good speaches....and that we stood alone and won in 1940 and we can do it again
and those who vote Brexit and didnt realise it wont be so easy now tO retire to Spain & Portugal.
YES OH YES ABSOLUTELY.
such a grand scale? Genuine question. I just don't see how he gets away with it. He's not *quite* as crazy as Trump. The ERG vultures are already waiting to pick at his bones and he isn't even leader yet! It's quite possible he will throw the country under the bus to keep his promise, and also possible he will successfully blame someone else (with the help of his media cheerleaders).
I think he's ####ed. But what do I know, predictions are dangerous these days
and he will win the next Presidential Election UNLESS OPRAH stands against him !!
I am starting to think though, that the voice in Johnson's head that says "you're setting yourself up for a fall" is getting louder. His egotism may drown it out but he is not coming across as full of confidence and bravado, in the way that his huge poll lead would make you think he should be.
He's made another undeliverable promise. But this time, he's going to have to carry the can for it.
Either we leave on the 31st of Oct with no deal and no contingency plan and the arse falls out of the economy, or he faces the full force of Brexiteer rage from inside and outside his party as the gig is postponed again.
Either way, his reputation is ####ed. And his party's electoral chances.
Your move, de Piffle.