So what in your estimation made Corbyn unelectable?
If as you would have it he was such a glowing PM in waiting why was he forced to resign?
The truth is Corbyn’s dated socialist ideals were not acceptable to the electorate, as subsequent events confirmed.
The party needs to wise up and be less dogmatic, the call for unity is no bad shout, the infighting during Corbyn’s tenure was abysmal.
If I may say as much these comments about our new leader are music to Tory ears.
Corbyn failed to win elections for a few main reasons. One was his past, which was smeared and skewed to the point that the media were portraying him as a foreign enemy as opposed to the leader of HMs opposition. No other party leader in recent history has had such
Another was the unfortunate timing of his leadership & the fact that it was during a time where politics was dominated by Brexit. The country wanted Brexit and I'm of the opinion that no "centrist" leader could have delivered a GE win during this time as they, like Corbyn was at the end, were not willing to carry out the referendum result
To say is socialist ideas were dated is a bit of a mad one (especially with a Shankly profile picture!) As I said in one of my previous posts, Labour's policies at both the 2017 & 2019 elections were fairly popular when stood on their own and I'm still unsure what is "dated" about a properly funded health service, high speed broadband & climate change action
The call for unity is a good shout, but it carries little weight when the people making the shout are the same MPs who spent the last half decade constantly swiping and undermining the party leadership
And on the subject of the comments being music to Tory ears - The Tories are already delighted with our new leader, George Osborne gave him a glowing reference on Twitter yesterday and spoke incredibly highly of him. Why would a blue blooded Tory and the architect of Austerity speak in such glowing terms about a supposed Labour leader?
I'll be giving him a chance and I'll still vote for him and more than likely canvass for him when an election comes, but I'm allowed to criticize and hold scepticism against the party leader - are you saying that you never criticized Corbyn during his 5 years in charge?