They really did it, the fools in the Labour Party in the UK, despite getting beaten in the last election with a left wing candidate as leader, have now chosen a complete and utter communist as their leader in the forlorn hope that they think he will be the one to convince the voters they were wrong.
They are complete fools and Matt Chorley at the Daily Mail tells us why:
Social media has given us so much already. Cat videos. Rage Against The Machine at number one. Kim Kardashian. And now Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader.
The Twitterfication of politics – previously capable of triggering little more than micro-climate storms like #CameronMustGo and #Milifandom – is now complete.
But winning the internet and winning over Britain are two different things.
A month ago Alastair Campbell claimed that the rise of Corbyn was like the way the public suddenly weighs in behind the likes of Susan Boyle and Leona Lewis.
But he was wrong. Both women could sing and went on to shift millions of records.
Corbyn, on the other hand, is Steve Brookstein, who won the very first series of X Factor.
At 36, he was older than your average pop star but his cheeky chappie style and gravel tones won through.
Winning the internet and winning over Britain are two different things.
In the final in December 2004, he won six million votes. His first single sold just over 100,000 copies.
Within eight months of his momentous, hype-fuelled victory, he was dropped by his label. Within two years he was singing on a car ferry leaving Portsmouth.
It turned out that on a Saturday he could win a popularity contest among a self-selecting group of voters. But people didn’t want to buy his records.
And Britain will not buy Corbyn’s softly spoken versions of songs which failed to trouble the charts in the 1970s and 1980s when he first sang them.
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