Public executions are never a pretty sight and Andrew Neil’s interview with Jeremy Corbyn last night was no exception. Most analysis focused on the excruciatingly long section on antisemitism where Jeremy Corbyn repeatedly resisted making any apology for how the crisis has been handled by Labour. He repeated his usual platitudes which rang hollow. If it had ended there the interview would have been merely disastrous. Instead into degenerated into the catastrophic as Corbyn floundered over Brexit, spending promises, and taxation. Apparently unused to serious challenge Corbyn came across as ill-prepared and petulant whenever pressed.
It set the agenda for today. This morning, almost certainly fuelled by a desire to try and reduce coverage of the interview, Corbyn held a press conference where he claimed the NHS would be at risk from a post-Brexit trade deal with the USA.