This is very funny:
David Cameron has claimed to be the first politician to tell Jeremy Corbyn he was on course for victory in the Labour leadership elections, during a chance encounter after the release of a batch of favourable polling numbers.
The prime minister said his first conversation with Corbyn was in the halls of Westminster, moments after an opinion poll put the veteran leftwinger in front for the first time in the campaign.
The PM said he went on to compare Corbyn’s campaign in the leadership race to his own fight to become the Conservative leader in 2005. “I said to him: ‘Jeremy, your campaign is a bit like mine. You’re the change candidate. You’re the rank outsider. I think you might win this.’
Maybe you’re asking, “Why is it funny?” The answer is in the paragraph in which Cameron compared Corbyn’s leadership campaign to his own, suggesting that he – Cameron – was a ‘change’ candidate.
How has Cameron changed the Conservative Party?
He’s made it slightly worse in many ways, certainly, but he hasn’t changed the Tories’ direction of travel – certainly not in the way that Mr Corbyn is doing with Labour.
Even his recent flirtation with scandal (out of the mouths of pigs, apparently) may be described as no more than par for the course, in the Party of Self-Indulgence.
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