The Tories are always saying they wish Labour would get shot of Corbyn because he makes for a weak opposition. Apparently Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said as much on BBC Question Time last night.
Well frankly that’s a load of old bo***cks! The Tories have never been known for their altruism. If they want Corbyn gone, it’s because they see him as a threat in some way.
Yes Labour are polling badly, which should reassure the Tories, except they can’t shake off the discomfiting memory of those pre-coup polls when Labour were nipping at their heels.
And whilst their neoliberal, economically conservative buddies on the Labour right have done a ‘spectacular’ job of demonising Corbyn and his ‘deluded, trotskyite, anti-semitic, misogyinistic, online bullying supporters’ in the eyes of the electorate, they fear the mud might not stick, especially when it’s based on lies and smear. After all, three years…
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