We might as well just rename our website ‘People Saying Labour Won The Election Being Slapped Down Hilariously,’ because yet again a Corbyn supporter has popped up on TV to somehow claim that Labour are ‘winning’ – this time it was notorious left-wing journalist Owen Jones’ turn to get a slice of reality cheesecake.
According to a report on Express.co.uk: Charlie Stayt, the BBC presenter, quizzed the Guardian columnist over whether Jeremy Corbyn’s position had changed after the Tories lost their majority in the General Election.
The host reiterated that the Conservative party are still able to reject Labour’s amendments to the Queen’s Speech, thanks to their deal with the Democratic Unionists Party.
Speaking on BBC News, the host asked whether anything had changed for Mr Corbyn as votes are still “going through”.
He said: “At the same time Owen, we talk about reality for the Labour Party. These votes are going through.
“Alright, a very small margin but the votes are going through and probably will go through – we have got another vote today haven’t we?
“So it leaves Jeremy Corbyn almost in the same position as he was in practical terms because this Government is getting through what it wants to get through – albeit uncomfortably.”
Jones fired back at the BBC presenter, insisting that the Conservative party would not be able to hold themselves together for five years.
He replied: “Well, we are in the beginning in theory of five years of this.
That’s before, we are already seeing wages are falling in this country, this has been the longest squeeze in wages for a very long time.
“The economy could be heading for a very tumultuous period, there’s Brexit negotiations.
“I think the idea that this Government could keep itself together for five years, a full-term Parliament, keeping the Democratic Unionist Party, as well as rebellious backbenchers on side, when the authority of the Prime Minister and the leadership of the Conservative party has imploded, I think is a bit fantastical.”
It’s slightly amusing that as I am typing this, I am seeing the breaking news headline that Theresa May’s Queen’s Speech has been passed in the House of Commons.
There’s a lovely bit of momentum right there for Jeremy Corbyn.
The sort of momentum where you slam a dodgem into an ice-cream stand at the funfair.