Toby Perkins bemoans Labour ‘brand’ but can’t accept Corbyn’s popularity with good grace
Right-wing Labour MP Toby Perkins lost his composure when Sky’s May Burley asked him why Labour aren’t ahead in the polls against a dire Tory government – when former leader Jeremy Corbyn had just been voted ‘best Prime Minister the UK never had in Times Radio poll.
Perkins’s gums flapped as he tried to dismiss the poll, as Burley countered that the opinions of those voters were as valid as his own:
Corbyn, meanwhile, accepted the result humbly in a tweeted video and, typically, used it as an opportunity to turn attention back onto the needs and aspirations of the people:
Perkins’s reference to the ‘Labour brand’ encapsulates the lack of vision and popular authenticity of the ‘new-New Labour’ he and his fellow disciples are so eager to restore. Meanwhile, the left continues to look for ways to connect to the people and communicate a vision and an alternative that will inspire and bring hope.
The SKWAWKBOX is provided free of charge but depends on the support of its readers to be viable. If you can afford to, please click here to arrange a one-off or modest monthly donation via PayPal or here to set up a monthly donation via GoCardless (SKWAWKBOX will contact you to confirm the GoCardless amount). Thanks for your solidarity so SKWAWKBOX can keep bringing you information the Establishment would prefer you not to know about.
If you wish to republish this post for non-commercial use, you are welcome to do so – see here for more.