We started writing this article a few days ago, before the election announcement … it is perhaps even more relevant now!
So, our challenge for today is this. How do we start an article “Jeremy Corbyn made a speech recently” and retain our readers beyond that first sentence?
For our non-UK readers, Corbyn leads the Labour Party, which should be the main opposition party to the ruling Conservatives but under his stewardship has sunk in the opinion polls and is getting to the point where its actual survival is at risk. He is an old school socialist, of the sort we don’t see very often even in the Labour Party these days. Beyond that, there have been suggestions that on top of this political philosophy not appealing to many voters, there are issues with his basic intellect, leadership skills and judgement.