Why Corbyn’s moral clarity could propel him to Number 10
…The clever Conservatives have to hope that the anti-Corbyn minority win. What they need is a Labour party that gains office once every ten or fifteen years but does not upset their project. A Labour Party heading in the direction that Corbyn and the mass-membership is taking it is their worse nightmare. The Conservatives want all other opposition parties to fight among themselves, not a Labour party that might even consider openly showing more tolerance to the Greens, the SNP, Plaid Cymru and some of the Liberals. That would be truly frightening for them.
The Conservatives need the Parliamentary Labour Party to believe that Corbyn is unelectable. The Conservatives need the Labour party to morph back into New Labour. …
It is not the man that matters – it is the change he stands for – the change in a party and a country that could be coming. A thousand people could take his places were he to fall, because what Corbyn really represents is a set of beliefs whose time has finally come. If it had not been him it would have been someone like him and they too would have been the unlikeliest of leaders.
When changes truly happens it at first strikes seasoned commentators as impossible, then undesirable, then possible, until it finally happens and they change their memories to believe they believed in the change as desirable all along, that they somehow saw it coming and so, too, were on the side of history. Then we can all forget that just a few years before they had so vehemently opposed, so scornful and so wrong.
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