You can almost feel the anxiety flying out of these stories now – if only via the mistakes.
Look at this, from The Independent: “Senior party figures… fear a strong showing for the left-winger would alienate millions of moderate voters who have deserted Labour.”
If they’ve deserted already, they’re already alienated!
And the question arises: What does The Independent think a “moderate” voter is?
The New Statesman reported that two private polls carried out by his rivals suggest Mr Corbyn could top the ballot in the first round of voting. The magazine said one survey put him in a lead of more than 15 points, while another put him on course to win after building up a “commanding position”.
The momentum behind him has alarmed senior party figures, who fear a strong showing for the left-winger would alienate millions of moderate voters who have deserted Labour. There are also bitter recriminations that several MPs helped to get him on the ballot paper while not supporting his politics.
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