Both the political atmosphere and the opinion polls are unusually volatile. But one thing seems certain – Jeremy Corbyn’s enemies in the other parties, the mainstream media and the Labour right are already drafting pieces attacking Corbyn and arguing that he should go.
Theresa May and the Tory spin machine have attempted to blame Labour for the failure of the Brexit talks between the parties – specifically stating that it was Labour’s position on tying any agreement on amendments to a confirmatory ballot of ‘People’s Vote’.
The local government elections results, analysed from the point of view of their political significance for a general election, confirm that the Jeremy Corbyn led Labour Party has further advanced relative to the Tories since 2017.
This year’s local elections in England conclude with Polling Day on Thursday 2 May and it is important to maximise Labour’s vote.
The emergence of a consistent Labour lead in recent polls is highly significant. It undoubtedly reflects in significant part the damage done to the Tory Party by Brexit, and the fighting within the Conservative Party it has produced, and the correct handling of the issue by Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of Labour.
Jeremy Corbyn and Diane Abbott should have the full support of the left and the labour movement as a whole in their principled stance in opposing the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States.