Feature by guest reporter David Layzelle
After dithering over every major political issue in the past three years, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has confessed that he’s not sure of his party’s position on anything at all.
His lack of position was highlighted recently when he proved unable to state the official Labour party line on Brexit, what constitutes anti-Semitism, how far left Tom Watson is, and whether he prefers shortbread to trifle.
With in-fighting and bickering between top Labour officials in addition to party resignations, remaining members look to Mr Corbyn to demonstrate a firm leadership and reiterate official policy on fundamental issues.
Mr Corbyn’s lack of clarity on party policy was highlighted during a recent television debate. He was clearly fazed when asked his policy on Iran.
Speaking to Evan Davis on Newsnight, Mr Corbyn initially claimed it was definitely the party’s policy that Iran should remain where it is. Although he then went on to say that if the country wanted to move, it should be allowed to do so.
That evening, at a local karaoke bar, he was unsure of the words to The Red Flag and started singing Agadoo instead, to rapturous applause from the Conservatives in the audience.
And only days later Mr Corbyn confessed to being unsure as to whether Labour was in opposition or in government.
He said: “This government’s done nothing for the past three years. Neither has Labour so we must be in power.”
David Layzelle runs a writing agency called The Writing Agency
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