Rachel Sylvester on Corbyn’s Ideological Spa Break

Rachel Sylvester in The Times

“It is no coincidence that the Labour party is piling up new members in wealthy areas such as Islington and Hampstead, where the liberal intelligentsia can afford to use their politics as a kind of ideological spa break to purify the soul. But Mr Corbyn is much less popular in the industrial north, where poorer voters want a Labour party that stands a chance of being elected to change policies they see as a threat. The Labour leader’s opposition to Trident and his description of the killing of Osama bin Laden as a “tragedy” have a strictly chattering class appeal — as one northern MP says: “The market traders in my constituency think he’s unpatriotic and doesn’t like Britain.””

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