Behold he who sits in judgment on Labour ...
Yes, it can be argued that the New Labour project under the leadership of the blessed Tone was strong on presentation, but the action of those first days after the 1997 election victory showed that there was substance. The substance is what is being argued right now. And into that argument this week has arrived a genuine left-wing candidate, Jeremy Corbyn, who has decided to make a pitch for the party leadership.
... and behold his fan base
Quoting Jones on the potential of a Corbyn candidature, “He could nail why Labour lost: the implosion in Scotland, and the consequent anti-SNP hysteria; the lie of ‘overspending’; and the lack of any coherent alternative”, he tells that Corbyn “could do all those things. In the same way people meticulously dissect the footage of the collapse of the Twin Towers, and identify rockets and demolition charges and UFOs”. Er, what?