Right-wing media outlets have long suggested that Jeremy Corbyn’s ideas appeal only to a tiny minority of hard-left fantasists. But now, after numerous successes for Corbyn, even the Telegraph has admitted that the popularity of his economic policies (or ‘Corbynomics’) is growing. And this recognition is sending the paper even further into panic mode.
From condescending dismissal to the electoral shock of 2017
When Corbyn entered the 2015 Labour Party leadership contest, critics dismissed him as a fringe figure. And when he won, they deemed it ‘common sense’ that he would lead his party to electoral oblivion. Blairite MPs then aggressively attempted to remove him, and Tony Blair himself penned an infamous column in the Guardian painting Corbyn’s supporters as deluded.