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Wouldn't you love it if Corbyn became Labour leader and changed the whole tone of the UK political debate? But would it wipe the smug grin off Louise Mensch's mush?

Wouldn’t you love it if Corbyn became Labour leader and changed the whole tone of the UK political debate?
But would it wipe the smug grin off Louise Mensch’s mush?

The Tories are getting desperate: Now they’ve mounted a campaign to support Jeremy Corbyn’s candidacy as Labour leader, in the hope that Labour’s membership won’t.

It’s a fairly typical Tory double-bluff – they’re hoping to make Labour Party members think that Corbyn is something he isn’t, simply because they support him.

What they’re actually doing is exposing a serious weakness in Labour’s leader election mechanism – the fact that anybody can pay £3 to register as a Labour supporter and vote, including members of other political parties.

It’s a boneheaded idea that This Writer has opposed. Hopefully Labour’s current leadership will see sense and make appropriate changes. Even a vetting system to ensure that Conservative Party members can’t take part in Labour’s leader election would be a good start!

If Corbyn is elected leader, the Tories reckon he’ll sink the Labour Party. That’s why they say they’re supporting him.

But a large and vocal section of Labour’s grassroots want a left-wing candidate to raise the standard of debate from the current quibbling about nuances of neoliberalism that do nothing for hard-working people or those struggling in the grip of a merciless benefit system.

So go on, Louise Mensch – shout loud your support for Corbyn.

You won’t put anybody off – but you may unwillingly change the shape of British politics for the better.

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