Errkal wrote:His popularity amongst the electorate sucks, but the labour and moment lot fall over themselves for some strawberry float knows why reason.
Yeah, I have had arguments with friends I am usually on point with most of the time. It seems like they don't want to believe what a massive mistake he is and would rather live in a fantasy where Labour are going to have a massive resurgence any day now. Their conviction more based on faith that any actual reasoning.
I was hesitantly supportive of him to begin with, you have to respect such an overwhelming leadership victory and not just assume you know better, but it was become painfully obvious that he was not worth the benefit of the doubt.
I blame the rest of the party more than him as they caused a lot of unnesseccary infighting when Corbyn's support was actually really high, and now people are fed up and looking at other parties.
I still think that given the chance Corbyn would make a decent PM, sure he doesn't offer any catchy soundbites but in general his policies match up to my way of thinking and I believe this country would be a much better place.
However, people are believing the "he's unelectable" quote that is often thrown around, and so I suspect many potential Labour voters are now going to support another party as a tactical vote because they don't believe Labour will win.