Jeremy Corbyn going full Trump will make everyone hate him, not love him, problem is, most people do actually love Donald Trump
Jeremy Corbyn has come out after his ‘rebrand’ to become bolder and brasher, likened to a ‘left-wing populist anti-Trump’.
In his first appearances since, he’s shown that he’s the same old Labour.
But you would of thought that he had learnt his lesson by now and realised that the British Public has seen right through the left-wing facade and nobody listens to left-wing liberal elite politically correct (probity-ringer) nonsense anymore.
The left-wing tyrannical politically correct padlock upon common sense has been well and truly unlocked and thrown into the furnace of inflammatory political tomfoolery – forever.
Jeremy Corbyn talked about ‘the government’s second language’ being ‘hypocrisy’, his second language appears to be antonyms.
He was expected to say that Labour is ‘not wedded to free movement’ of labour but ended up saying that ‘immigration is not too high’.
He is adamant that remaining in the free market is vital, yet indicated last year he won’t support single market membership without significant reforms.
You can’t say you want ‘some kind of high earnings cap, quite honestly’ on Radio 4 at 8am then say that you don’t want an absolute cap hours later – instead calling for a ratio between highest and lowest earners – without everyone noticing.
The man is changing policy and rhetoric on the fly and it’s killing any popularity Labour has.
To be fair to him on salary cap, it is the same policy as it always was, Corbyn has been consistent. He has always called for a ratio between highest and lowest earners rather than an absolute number.
But if you say two contradictory things just hours apart, it’s not so much a U-turn as just a lack of clarity that neither politics nor the public can get behind.
It is one part policy and one part delivery – if neither chime with the public then you’re all parts f***ed.
US President-elect Donald Trump’s strategy of saying a lot of contradictory things meant that a large proportion of the US electorate found something they agree with and ignored the things they didn’t.
The same is not true in the UK.
With Corbyn and Labour changing their mind every few hours/days/weeks/months, the opposite happens: everyone finds something they disagree with and ignores the things they do.
Labour’s polling is similar to when Gordon Brown was prime minister in the midst of a financial crisis in 2009. With Labour in opposition, that shouldn’t happen.
And it’s not likely to grow from here.
And it’s because the UK public have no idea what Labour stands for because it changes so frequently:
Jeremy Corbyn ‘would never use nuclear weapons’ but Britain ‘could keep nuclear weapons option’.
Britain will be ‘better off out of the EU’ – as Corbyn says now and with his vote out in 1975 – and Britain ‘should stay in the EU’, with Corbyn promising to renegotiate any ‘damaging changes’ negotiated by David Cameron.
Just by stating all sides of the argument as policy doesn’t mean everyone will agree with you.
It has become a shining example of trying to please everyone and ending up pleasing nobody.
The problem at the moment for Corbyn is that, because no-one knows quite what they would be agreeing with, most are disagreeing with him.