BY JOHN ISMAEL
A YouGov poll for The Times put Labour eight points ahead of the Conservatives back in the first week of July.
A week is a long time in politics but a month is at least four times longer.
According to a BMG Research poll conducted between the 7th and 11th August, the Conservatives are on 42 per cent while Labour has plunged to 39 per cent after a post-election blip put Mr Corbyn’s extreme Left version of the Labour party ahead.
What has caused the poll slump? After all, didn’t Jeremy Corbyn say in June to the founder of the Glastonbury festival that he’d be Prime Minister within six months?
There are 3 obvious reasons for the turnaround:
First, tuition fee debts. Labour and Corbyn were seen by the undeluded to do a Clegg on pre-election tuition fee promises.
Second, Venezuela. Corbyn and his colleagues like Diane Abbott have refused to apologise for their declaring Venezuela a socialist success story. Poor Venezuela continues to burn.
Third, Corbyn – who talks about democracy an awful lot – declined to attend the 100th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium. The snub was widely seen as an insult to the memory of almost half a million British and Allied troops who gave their lives defending democracy in Europe.
Has Corbyn’s bubble burst?
It’s too early to tell.
Shockingly, in the same poll Jeremy Corbyn remains more popular to be the Prime Minister than the incumbent, but only by the slenderest margin of 33 per cent to Theresa May’s 32 per cent.
Not a time for Conservatives like Anna Soubry to be wielding the term Hard Brexit around and discussing leaving the Party, although no doubt she would be welcomed with open arms by what is left of other parties.
Britain’s era of weird politics continues.
We are still in the Twilight Zone.