Registered On: September 7, 2015
I don’t think over-close fondness for Russia is too far wide of the mark given his willingness to deter from making a stand against them, even when they poison people on our shores, and when he pockets money from RT. There is definitely a sign that this did have an issue: https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/08/31/election-foreign-policy-russia-corbyn-labour-skripal/
The opinions on Corbyn being out of touch is subjective, but I wouldn’t say it was absolute rubbish, because even if exaggerated it wasn’t in the same league as unsubstantiated stories, like the cited Czech spy nonsense. You may disagree with it, but to win an election we need to convince the voters. They may be further to the right than you and I might like, they might view the left with suspicion, but we will not win them over by hunkering down backing someone they distrust.
I agree that Johnson is the epitome of privilege, but I guess he doesn’t have the baggage of someone like Corbyn, who appeared out of touch, in that being left comes with an assumption of wanting people to change. People might accept it from Johnson because he is not pleading with us to improve, but the left tells us we need to change. This can get people irritated if that person is perceived to be not like them.