snapdragon wrote:John Rawls is right. The membership meant nothing when it came to putting crosses on paper. I make no claims for the veracity of the story that a lot of Tory voters joined the Labour Party on purpose to get corbyn elected as leader, then left once mission accomplished.
Seriously, what are you on about?
Corbyn won the highest share any party has won in decades, even the Tories. It took a combination of things to beat Corbyn's Labour, namely Brexit and Johnson rallying the racists against immigrants, Farage himself throwing his weight behind Johnson, the "anti-semitic" nonsense as well as the entire establishment fighting against Corbyn as well as 12 years of Tories micromanaging the electoral process and redrawing electoral maps that suit them in the fptp system.
Fact is the Tories have a lot more antisemites and racists in their ranks than Labour. Nowhere near close actually.
Corbyn won more votes than the Tories received in any election the past 2 decades of them being in government!?!
...take your common sense with you, and leave your prejudices behind...