Stig Abell On Corbyn's First Year In Charge
11 September 2016, 16:01
Stig Abell gives two very different takes on how Jeremy Corbyn's first year as Labour leader has gone.
"If this radio programme was being run by Pravda or Momentum, an account of that last 12 months would go like this:
This searingly honest, genuine, idealistic man was awarded a colossal mandate by an energised membership. Since then he has reached out to a broad coalition of young and old, to articulate a genuine socialist manifesto of fairness. He has stood against racism, he has modernised Prime Minister's Questions...he campaigned hard for Britain to remain in the EU...he's set to increase his mandate when he romps home to the Labour leadership, the first stage in his inexorable march to No.10 Downing Street."
Then Stig took a breath, and gave a rather different, less Corbyn-friendly take on how the year has gone:
"Another version of the last 12 months would include the following:
His popularity rating with the public is more than 60 points less than Theresa May. He was accused of anti-Semitism at an event he hosted to celebrate the launch of a report into anti-Semitism...he sat on the floor of a train pretending it was full...he said he wanted to keep nuclear submarines with no nuclear warheads in them. His cabinet reshuffle took more than four days because none of them wanted to serve him."
There's plenty more from both versions of history to be seen in the video above.