Rowena Mason and Peter Walker in The Guardian on "the divide":
'Jeremy Corbyn has said he is very sad at the election result and suggested he will step down in the early part of next year, but insisted he has “pride in the manifesto”.
The Labour leader gave a short statement in which he did not apologise to the 60 Labour MPs who lost their seats since its 2017 result or acknowledge any responsibility for the party suffering its worst result since 1935.
“I have pride in our manifesto that we put forward and all our policies we put forward that actually had huge public support on issues of universal credit, the green industrial revolution and investment for the future,” he said.
“But this election was taken over ultimately by Brexit and we as a party represent people who vote remain and leave, my whole strategy was to reach out beyond the Brexit divide to try to bring people together.”'
Read the article here.
Well, this strategy was nothing less than a disaster. Leaving aside the whole anti-Semitism discussion, Corbyn's failure to explain why remain would be better for Labour's constituency was the biggest catastrophe, and this catastrophe started the moment Corbyn became Labour leader. It was one of the reasons why the UK voted "leave" back in 2o16.
But let's say that in a democracy the country gets the disaster it deserves.