Registered On: January 3, 2014
Very interesting chaps. BRI, you certainly have it in for Jezza!
However I have to agree with Deerey and Heath. Most voters do not look beyond the tabloid headlines.
Corbyn is still revered in large areas of the Northeast. Particularly the area between the Tees and the Tyne. He was a frequent speaker at Durham Miners’ Galas and I know several people who have taken selfies with him at Labour and Trades Union rallies.
Much of his appeal was that he spoke “old school” Labour. Okay, the pits are all closed and shipbuilding is no more but community values die hard, and Corbyn always gave them what they wanted to hear. And let’s be brutally honest about this – the average white, working class, low income family doesn’t spend too much time discussing anti-Semitism! There are a lot of working class Irish Catholics voters around too.
The only reason some of these voters put their cross in the blue box last December was the Tory promise to “Get Brexit done!” A decision that they are already regretting.
As I said before, Corbyn should have done the decent thing and walked for the good of the party and ultimately the country. However I don’t see him as the incarnation of Satan some people obviously do.