Cast as an incongruous combination of incompetent beardy old man and peacenik terrorist sympathizer
.. Mrs. May came across as robotic and out of touch; she didn’t seem to like engaging with the press, much less the public. The more people saw of her, the more her ratings sank.
.. his quiet confidence, credibility and integrity — so refreshing at a time when politicians are viewed as untrustworthy careerists
.. Momentum, a grass-roots organization of Corbyn supporters, activated the party’s estimated 500,000 members — many of whom had joined because Mr. Corbyn was elected as leader — into canvassing efforts across the country, including, crucially, in up-for-grabs districts.
.. appearances that were swiftly turned into video clips and raced around the internet.
.. For decades, Labour has been resolutely centrist, essentially offering a slightly kinder version of neoliberal consensus politics. .. this was what had caused the party’s slow decline, a hemorrhaging of support from its traditional working-class voters.
.. It was a hopeful vision for a fairer society, offered at a time when the country is experiencing wage stagnation and spiraling living costs
.. the Conservatives are now a maimed party with a discredited leader