The SKWAWKBOX has covered – and debunked – the series of increasingly desperate smears by Establishment media and politicians against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn since the General Election.
From the non-bow at the Queen’s Speech (Corbyn was right, May was wrong to bow), to the outright and provably fake news over student debts, to the portrayal of hard-right, foreign-funded Venezuelan rebels as persecuted innocents to justify demands for an on-holiday Corbyn to condemn Maduro, the over-reaching is ever more desperate.
And apparently ineffective, according to the latest YouGov Westminster voting intention polling:
Labour’s lead increased by a further point – and even this is restrained compared to the leads assessed by some other polling organisations.
Whether this is because the electorate are now more routinely seeing through such desperate pretexts for criticism, because the criticism itself enhances Corbyn’s anti-establishment standing, or for some other reason, it seems the one bullet in the right-wing gun is a blank – at least for now.
It will be interesting to see what barrel-scrapings will be dredged up by the right next – but at this rate Labour supporters will be telling them, “Bring it on”.
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