UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is so busy justifying that he has the support of his members that he’s pulling the party down into the electoral toilet behind him. All that remains is for someone to flush.
The people who consider themselves “in control” of the Labour party are making the mistake of thinking that if they are “running” it, they are going to be winners.
The voters clearly aren’t going to play ball.
A month ago, before all the latests debacles YouGov polled on preferred Prime Minister. May, at that point brand new to the job, got 29% of the vote while Corbyn got 17%.
One would have to expect that hasn’t quite dropped to 7% yet, but it goes to show just how amazingly unpopular Andrew Little is by comparison if Corbyn is still in double digits after the run he’s had.
Labour in both countries are failing to pick issues that voters care about.