Questions all Jeremy Corbyn supporters need to answer
Owen Jones

Owen Jones is edging around something he cannot say directly.

This is that Corbyn is no good as a party leader and must go.

He is also saying that the British voter does not want Corbyn’s policies.

However what he fails to say is that the British voter will never want the kind of policies pushed by the Hard Left.

Jones seems to believe that all that is needed is a different presentation. This is not the case.

Capitalism works. Socialism does not.

The only time there have been socialist governments in the UK has in relatively benign economic conditions. As soon as there is economic turbulence, the voter dumps Labour and goes with the Conservatives.

The reason for this is that Britain votes Labour when it is prosperous enough to do so. It is like a charity vote. People give to charities when they are better off.

This is the reason why Britain dumped Labour in 1951, 1970, 1979 and 2010.

The British people will never vote for a party that threatens their safety or prosperity. This is what Tony Blair realised and it led him to three successive election victories.

Labour is now threatening both. It always loses when it does so, unless its union backers cause national disruption as they did in the early 1970s to usher in a minority government in 1974.

Corbyn’s only hope lies in civil disorder.

Labour’s problem is its current policies are punitive and threatening to a large number of voters. Labour does not understand that it needs to attract Conservative voters and supporters. Instead, it abuses them.

Labour has already lost the 2020 General Election. It has probably already lost the 2025 election as well. So long as it has leaders who are still opposing the Thatcher Government, it will lose in 2030.