The contrast is so strong it is painful – and for the Tories, the worst of it is that they have set themselves up for the fall.
On one side we have Jeremy Corbyn. In his speech to the Labour Party Conference, the new leader made a joke of commentators who have been trying their hardest to talk down his success.
“Some media commentators who’ve spent years complaining about how few people have engaged with political parties have sneered at our huge increase in membership,” he said.
“If they were sports reporters writing about a football team they’d be saying:
“’They’ve had a terrible summer.
“‘They’ve got 160,000 new fans.
“‘Season tickets are sold out.
“‘The new supporters are young and optimistic.
“‘I don’t know how this club can survive a crisis like this!’”
In response, according to fellow blogger Alex Little, Tory Chief Whip Michael Gove put out the following statement:
“Labour have confirmed that they are a threat to our national security, our economic security and to the security of everyzzzzzzzzzzzzz…”
Sorry – nodded off there for a moment. The last bit was going to be “family in Britain”, one feels sure – as it’s the same dull drone that the Tories have been using to bore us ever since pig-fancying PM David Cameron used it in response to Mr Corbyn’s election victory more than two weeks ago.
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