Jeremy Corbyn’s flip-flopping Brexit fudge lives on in Labour’s leadership hopefuls

After Jeremy Corbyn led Labour into the electoral equivalent of the Charge of the Light Brigade last month, those vying to succeed him are in no doubt as to why that happened — even if they did little to stop it at the time.

“We weren’t trusted on Brexit," Rebecca Long Bailey declared on the Today programme this morning, insisting that she "certainly" argued privately against the fudge Mr Corbyn settled on. Her fellow leadership contenders are similarly unanimous in blaming Labour’s Brexit policy (which is just the tip of the iceberg), as they pitch themselves as candidates who would make put and end to the constant prevarication, triangulation and flip-flopping.

But judging by how Mr Corbyn’s…

Boris won because he has never pretended to be anything other than himself – unlike Jeremy Corbyn

The real reason why Jeremy Corbyn failed so spectacularly to win the general election is down to Marxism – but not the kind associated with the socialist revolutionary. 

Labour may blame Brexit, but the best explanation for why it went so wrong for Corbyn is because he shared his politics with Groucho, not Karl. 

For Magic Grandpa and his hard-Left Momentum faithful became the embodiment of that famous quote: “Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others.”  

In a way there is something poetic about a group of anti-Semites unwittingly aping one of America’s most celebrated Jews. 

Although a self-confessed Democrat, Groucho once commented: "The whole political left…

The BBC faces a reckoning over its political coverage

Outside the M25, voters recoiled from Jeremy Corbyn’s visible lack of patriotism, his idiot internationalism, and his fantasy socialist economics. Inside the capital, it was a different story entirely. Support for Labour broadly held up in London, although the Conservatives were able to retain a number of marginal seats and make a handful of gains. This stands to reason. Under Mr Corbyn, Labour has become the party almost solely of bien-pensant, urban progressives. Hostile to Brexit, they overlooked his disturbingly unprogressive views largely out of a belief they could overturn the referendum result.

Throughout the election campaign, they found their opinions reflected back at them by our national…

Corbyn’s politics might fit with his own moral compass but thank goodness British voters have some common sense 

Jeremy Corbyn has given us a masterclass on how to lose an election.

I mean, why would any party think it’s a good idea to position its voters as losers – the victims of powerful groups like "bosses", "rich people" and “the Jews”? British people, whether they are rich or poor, don’t like to think of themselves in that way, and yet Mr Corbyn ran a campaign on the principle that his voters were casualties of some conspiracy.

Normally, party activists put on the best behaviour in an election, but nutty Left-wing supporters of Labour spent the campaign ranting about groups who deserve public blame. Mr Corbyn seemed to have no defence to accusations of anti-Semitism, a bizarre position for the leader…

Corbyn might be on his way out but Labour’s Marxist machine rolls on

It is hard to recall a leader who had led his party to massive defeat, failing to resign immediately – if not on the night, then certainly within twenty-four or thirty-six hours of the humiliating event.

So what are we to make of Jeremy Corbyn whose electoral failure is of truly historic proportions, failing even to give us a date for his departure? Saying that he will not lead the party at the next election ought to be a statement of the bleeding obvious not a personal choice.

What he now proposes is to stay on to see the party through “a process of reflection” which will include presumably finding a new leader. This can really mean only one thing: that his machine – the Marxist faction which…

It’s curtains for the Corbyn clown show… and on TV the pundits are reeling

Everyone looked stunned. Not just Labour. Everyone. From every party. On every channel. Motionless, pallid, blank. Like shocked shop dummies. The exit poll seemed to have slapped them senseless.

But this was TV. So they had to talk. And, very quickly, colleagues of Jeremy Corbyn agreed the line to take. Simply: that Labour’s crushing defeat was all down to Brexit. Not anything else. Or anyone else. In case you were wondering.

On BBC One, John McDonnell sounded like Eeyore discovering that Tigger has trampled the thistles he was saving for his birthday. “I think voters did just want to get Brexit done,” he groaned. You know a slogan is snappy when even your opponents can’t help using it.

It was…

If the Labour Party is to survive this devastating verdict, Jeremy Corbyn must resign tonight

On two occasions they chose to ignore Jeremy Corbyn’s record of what he had said and done in a 30-year career and elected him to lead their party. They have spent the last four years shouting down and slandering anyone who dared to raise concerns about their leader’s friendships with terrorists and tyrants, who expressed concerns about the anti-Semites who saw his election as Labour leader as an invitation to apply for party membership.

That this reckoning was not doled out at the 2017 general election is neither here nor there; it was always likely that voters would reject – eventually – a party whose leader was tainted with an extremism.

Brexit played its part too. Thanks to Corbyn’s indecision…

Corbyn’s youthful acolytes believe they have a monopoly on virtue

Reading the social media output of youthful Corbynistas is to get a sense of sanctimonious certitude

Throughout this election, one of Labour’s most successful tactics has been playing into emotional, rather than economic reasoning. They have deployed numerous emotive buzzwords in an attempt to distract from the shadow cabinet’s primary school numerical literacy, incoherent Brexit strategy and accusations of institutional anti-Semitism. All too often, their tactics have worked.  

From the insistence they are “for the many not the few”, to Jeremy Corbyn’s suggestion that Boris Johnson “despises working class people”, these slogans seek to recast complex politics as a Marvel film, in which only…

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Corbyn’s Labour deserves to be utterly defeated at the ballot box tomorrow

The country will wake up tomorrow with either Boris Johnson still as Prime Minister or Jeremy Corbyn in Downing Street. That is the choice. There is no other.

Mr Johnson will either win an outright majority and carry on in No 10 to see Brexit through and consolidate an ambitious five-year programme for the Conservatives. Or he will fail to win enough seats, as Theresa May did in 2017, and try to cobble together another “confidence and supply” arrangement, or continue as a minority government.

If neither of those are possible he will resign and the Queen will call for Mr Corbyn to see if he can form an administration….

Corbyn would threaten Nato, wreck the Special Relationship and diminish Britain’s place in the world

On December 12 voters will decide the future of Britain and Brexit in the most important general election since Margaret Thatcher was swept to power in 1979. Four decades ago, the UK emphatically rejected Socialism and embraced Conservatism, and paved the way for a revival of Britain’s standing in the world.

Now, Jeremy Corbyn threatens to take the country back to the high tax, heavy spending dark days of the 1970s when the UK had to go on its hands and knees to the IMF after running out of money. 

But Corbyn’s policies would not only bankrupt Britain. They would greatly diminish British power on the world stage, threaten Nato and the transatlantic alliance, and tear down the US-UK Special Relationship….