People are still trying to deny the popularity of the Labour leader.
They point at opinion polls that suggest he’s a bigger flop than Ed Miliband – despite knowing that these polls are engineered to support the views of their funders and that the polls were all wrong in the run-up to the 2015 general election.
They point at media stories that have – increasingly desperately – claimed his election to the top job is going to cause a split in the party, despite the fact that his rise was supported by a clear majority of party members and the only opposition seems to come from a few disgruntled Blairites.
And then you read this:
Jeremy Corbyn is late, but he has a pretty good excuse. A one-man selfie-magnet these days, the leader of the Labour Party can’t get more than a yard down the road without someone stopping to shake his hand, request a phone photo or just have a chat.
That’s rock star popularity.
Anecdotal, sure – and some people will never accept the evidence before their eyes – but taken for what it is, it should at least give his sternest critics pause for thought.
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