Yesterday morning Tony Blair’s former press chief Alastair Campbell published a blog post urging Labour members to back “anyone but Corbyn,” for the leadership. The intervention, which was the latest in a long line of Labour establishment attacks on Corbyn, added that a victory for Jeremy would be a “car crash” for the party.
Within twelve hours a new opinion poll of members was released suggesting Corbyn is set to win the Labour leadership by a landslide, with none of his rivals even coming close. “I would personally be astonished if Mr Corbyn does not end up as Labour’s leader,” commented YouGov chief Peter Kellner last night.
So why are the attacks on Corbyn failing so miserably and can anyone stop him from becoming the next leader of the opposition?
To answer that question we need to look back fifteen years to Labour’s botched attempt to prevent Ken Livingstone from becoming the first Mayor of London.
Like now, the Labour establishment rallied around to warn that Ken would be aRead More »from Why the attacks on Jeremy Corbyn are failing