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It has now been over a week since the Tories won Britain’s general election with a thumping majority, and the excuses are still coming in thick and fast from the Labour party’s defeated left wing. It started with Corbyn himself, who, in an article published in The Observer on Saturday 14th December, proudly announced that Labour “had won the argument”, even while managing to experience their worst election defeat since 1935.
If this was Corbyn winning the argument, I would hate to see what happens when he loses it. Initially, his was the most cheerful post-mortem imaginable – even as the beaten corpse of Corbynism lay before him he was happily toasting its good health. In its sheer blasé denial, it epitomised why the Labour Party’s left are unfit to govern the country.