Registered On: September 7, 2015
I don’t think people follow the intricacies, but they can see management failure and it was obvious that it was a management failure on Corbyn’s part. He did nothing to stop the issue as leader, creating an image of a party dogged by problems. Now, with him being readmitted into the party after being suspended, it appears as if Starmer has no control to the public. It’s not the specificity of the issue which is the problem to the public, but the appearance of weakness in dealing with trouble makers; in this case, a trouble maker people don’t like.
People didn’t like Corbyn because of Corbyn. We can’t whine about the media when the media didn’t make Corbyn do unpopular things. Those who think it was all or predominantly about Brexit, though it was one factor, need to consider why Corbyn was polling higher in reasons as to not vote Labour. As Anna Turley said, in Redcar for every one voter saying Brexit was the reason they’re not voting Labour another nine said it was the rubbish leader.