The reasonable face of British politics: Jeremy Corbyn.

The reasonable face of British politics: Jeremy Corbyn.

Is Jeremy Corbyn getting the cold shoulder from the general public because of the way disagreements within the Labour Party are portrayed in the ‘lame stream’ media?

Recent depictions of Labour in the right-wing press are enough to make anyone think the party is on the verge of of disintegration – especially when prominence is given to dissenting views such as those of Yvette Cooper on nationalisation.

But an increasing number of people are commenting on the disparity between this coverage and the depiction of similar rifts in the Conservative Party – splits which are just as serious but are often described as “principled disagreement”, with no question of any implications for the future of the party.

What are ordinary people to think?

It was heartening to This Writer yesterday, when a friend casually mentioned the in-fighting within Tory ranks at the moment, and went on to speculate on what it meant for their future.

He was only applying the same consideration to the Conservatives as the Tory media has been applying to Labour. Perhaps many others are starting to feel the same.

Who knows what might happen if people like Yvette would only step back and consider the selfishness of what they have been doing?

Labour members’ support for Jeremy Corbyn has stayed very strong since his election in September, new polling shows.

A YouGov study commissioned by the Election Data website found 72 per cent of Labour members approved of Mr Corbyn, with 17 per cent disapproving.

The poll also shows that if Labour had another leadership election in which Mr Corbyn and his close ally John McDonnell did not stand, a plurality of members would simply not vote.

The party has practically doubled in size since Mr Corbyn won the leadership election – with the flood of new members apparently favouring the Labour leader.

The party has practically doubled in size since Mr Corbyn won the leadership election – with the flood of new members apparently favouring the Labour leader.

Source: Labour members now more supportive of Jeremy Corbyn than ever | UK Politics | News | The Independent

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