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Could ‘unelectable’ Jeremy Corbyn be the Tories’ nemesis?

As Labour tries to elect a leader from a cast of knaves and fools including the mumbling northern nonentity Burnham; the ghastly wife of the even ghastlier, financially-incontinent, economically-illiterate Balls; a female would-be Blair and Jeremy Corbyn – a reincarnated Michael Foot but without the duffel coat – the Tories and the Tory press are having a good laugh at Labour’s disarray.

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Especially as leaks suggest that Jeremy Corbyn, supported by the great Len McCluskey and Unite (previously the proud sponsors of Red Ed MiliBrand), might actually win the leadership.

After all, we know the narrative – Corbyn is a socialist dinosaur from the 1970s; Corbyn has a beard and so looks like a bad joke or Vladimir Lenin’s grandson; the British have turned away from ‘Red Robbo’ socialism; Corbyn is unelectable; Corbyn would be the death of the Labour Party.

And we’re told that the Tories are rubbing their hands in glee at the possibility of the risible Corbyn actually winning the Labour leadership.

But the chortling Tories should be very careful what they wish for.

Here’s a scenario the Tories perhaps haven’t thought of:

Step 1. Jeremy Corbyn wins the Labour leadership. The Tories and the Tory press have multiple orgasms

Step 2. The opinion polls slide disastrously and after 12 months Corbyn is ‘encouraged’ to resign on ‘health grounds’ or to ‘spend more time with his family’ or to ‘hand the mantle of leadership over to the next generation’ or whatever BS they come up with

Step 3. That paves the way for David Miliband to come charging back from America as a white knight to save Labour by leading the party back  into the centre ground away from Corbyn’s and McCluskey’s socialist wilderness

Step 4. With a good 3 years till the next election, David Miliband rallies the troops offering a centrist alternative to the Tories; people are tired of the Tories and their banker mates preaching austerity while screwing us all and filling their pockets with our money; meanwhile up in Scotland the masses of dopey Bravehearts realise what a catastrophe Sturgeon’s single-party socialist paradise is and desert the SNP. The result – Labour sweep back to power again led by Tony Blair thinkalike David Miliband.

The Tories seem to believe they won the election because we love them. But the real reason they won was people’s horror at the thought of the strident harpy Sturgeon gripping a weak floundering Ed MiliBrand firmly by the short and curlies with one hand and the testicles with the other. All it needs is a credible Labour leader plus another two million Labour-fodder immigrants to arrive in Britain by the 2020 election and the Tories will be toast.

It would actually be much better for the Tories if the dullard, also-ran Andy “I’m a down-to-earth working class Northerner” Burnham – the mass murderer of Mid Staffs – gets elected, stays the course and goes the same way in 2020 as Red “Edstone” Ed did in 2015.

The Tories think Corbyn is their ideal dream candidate. He could turn out to be their worst nightmare.

(Meanwhile back at the horrendous, sprawling monster that is the BBC with its ten layers of overpaid, overpensioned, useless managers. I believe there is a channel called CBBC. Now that the delectable but stocky Clare Balding seems to be on every single BBC programme, I supposes CBBC must stand for the “Clare Balding Broadcasting Corporation”. Time for the BBC to slash its channels and return to ‘public service’ broadcasting while letting the commercial stations pay whopping salaries for ‘stars’ like Balding and Chris Evans?)

7 comments to Could ‘unelectable’ Jeremy Corbyn be the Tories’ nemesis?

  • MGJ

    Another valid concern is the question of just how stupid your policies need to be in order to be unelectable?

    The Tories won comfortably on a ticket of Europhilia, Immigration-2-Infinity, national bankruptcy, massive expansion of government, bank bailouts, dubious green policies and goodness knows what else.

    I fear it was Miliband himself, not his policies, that failed.

    A shameless, cynical liar with a bit of charisma could probably add a bit of class warfare into the mix and still get enough votes to beat tired old DC.

  • MGJ

    I think the BBC represents a case where a big cut in its income could be combined with a better service.

    Alas there is no longer much demand for the ground-breaking, world class programs which were once the domain of the BBC. If say ‘The Ascent of Man’ were made nowadays, can you imagine the derisory audience it would attract? There are still some dramas etc. which perhaps wouldn’t have been made by a private sector broadcaster but surely soaps, game-shows, talk shows, talent contests are merely duplicating what is already available.

    So keep the good stuff – and there is still plenty of it – but surely Radio 1, the local radio network, the BBC Symphony orchestra etc. have now reached end of life.

    The problem of course is that the response may well be to cut the good stuff, to make a point, rather than managers cut their own worthless roles.

  • david brown

    re the BBC for news i prefer Putins propaganda RT which is openly hostile to our country. Rather than the BBC liberal elite propaganda disguised as news.
    Note the BBC have blocked DVD release or TV repeat of 1990 tv movie The March. Which loosely based on The Camp of the Saints deals with mass African migration into Europe.
    All reporting of the African boat people arriving in Italy has ceased unless we are to assume they have stopped coming.

  • Ian Preston

    There’s an even worse scenario possible if Corbyn becomes Labour leader. Another financial crisis, leading to a collapse in house prices could leave the Tories unelectable in 2020. I’ll leave it to others to speculate how things might pan out if that were to occur.

  • Kensington Chubb

    David Brown, interesting you raised the subject of illegal immigrants being “rescued” in the Med. I have also been wondering why it’s no longer being reported by our pathetic MSM.

    Dig a little deeper and you can find that 2700 were rescued on Wednesday alone off the coast of Libya, but the British media thought this minor fact wasn’t worthy of our attention.

    They are hoping we will forget, with the masses going back to their daily diet of tacky TV, celebrity gossip and takeaways. Never mind this human plague will, within days, be in Calais and being helped by the French to get across the channel to the land of free money.

  • Mike Roberts

    Does it really matter who is the future leader of this country, with a National Debt of £8.6 Trillion we are sunk anyway once interest rates start to rise which they will ,the markets will decide that not the BOE. Interst payments are already greater than the defence budget.

    At the end of 2014-15, the real national debt stood at £8.6 trillion, over £320,000 for every single household in Britain.
    Since 2009-10, the debt has grown by £1 trillion, growing from £7.6 trillion up to £8.6 trillion in 2014-15, equivalent to around five times our GDP.
    Since 2009-10, liabilities arising from financial sector interventions have shrunk by £1 trillion. This means that debt ignoring financial interventions has grown by £2 trillion.
    The official national debt – the one quoted by the Chancellor in his budget – hugely understates taxpayer liabilities. The real national debt is almost six times larger than the official national debt.
    These figures may be underestimates. In addition to the debts we have examined, the public sector has a wide range of contingent liabilities.

  • Mike Roberts

    All the immigrants trying to get here today and that have come here for decades will find out that our Ridiculously Over Generous Welfare state is ultimately myth, no funds!!

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