During their 2016 palace coup, the Labour Party mandarins let anyone who could walk in the door vote against Corbyn for £25, because they wanted to replace him with a damp cloth.
I guess the UK doesn't want a damp cloth leading the Labour party after all.
BBC - Jeremy Corbyn surprises his party. Quote:
Former Labour cabinet minister Peter Mandelson described the election result was a political "earthquake".He didn't get where he is now by being "ecumenical". The UK working class, however, got to where they are now by being "ecumenical":
He acknowledged Mr Corbyn, whose leadership he had previously criticised, had been "very sure footed" in the campaign.
But he said if Labour was to come first and not "a good second" next time, the leader had to be much more "ecumenical" in his approach.
The leader of the Unite Union, Len McCluskey, said the election result was "an incredible advance" and it wouldn't be long before there was a Labour government.I guess this'll give Corbyn the legitimacy to finally drive out all the Blairites from his party.
He said that Labour's performance reflected that "there is a desperate wish out there for an alternative".
"We've had austerity rammed down our throats, it's brought about inequality, it's brought about the type of society that nobody wants - a low pay, race to the bottom society. Jeremy Corbyn came along and offered an alternative."