Speculation is mounting and many believe that Theresa May will be out of a job by Christmas. This will come as no real surprise after her election debacle. But could Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, really replace her? I think so. Corbyn has gone from zero to hero in six months and he does look like a leader in waiting. Labour's view on Brexit is far more realistic than the Conservatives. Their approach is a transition period so that British business can soften the blow of leaving the single market. The Conservatives appear willing to cut and run from the European Union despite the obvious dangers to the British economy.

Now, Corbyn only looks like a leader in waiting because his opponent, Theresa May, is so poor. Corbyn or May couldn't hold a candle to former prime ministers Tony Blair or Margaret Thatcher or even, to a lesser extent, David Cameron. But at the moment that is all Britain has got. I feel that both the government and the opposition should be united on Brexit, which they are not. May foolishly called a general election to strengthen her hand in the bargaining with the European Union. It backfired but she should try and find unity on this issue with all because it is vital to the very prosperity of Britain.

At least Corbyn will bring some unity. His view on Brexit is far closer to the Liberal Democrats and Scottish Nationalists than the Conservatives. Also, I think that there should be debate on Brexit in Britain. The referendum was focused on whether Britain wanted to leave the European Union, but do the British people really want Britain to leave the single market which would dent the British economy? There is plenty of work still to do but at the moment the man who everyone thought was a no-hoper is in line for the top job in Britain. Amazing how things can change overnight in politics. May falls, Corbyn rises.


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Steve Riches / Hace 9 months

No point just branding him (or anyone else) an "idiot" - if you disagree with someone you must listen to what they say then explain what is wrong with it then also preferably offer a workable alternative. I listened to an in-depth long interview with Corbyn on BBC Radio 4 the other day: he spoke thoughtfully and carefully, he certainly was no idiot - I did not agree with his every word but if you see him as an enemy of your ideal policies then you must demolish his stated position with careful and considered argument.


Jason / Hace 9 months

If that idiot got in I dread to think what would happen !


malcolm / Hace 9 months

Well said melB.


Henry James / Hace 9 months

I have cataracts and glaucoma,I meant out.


Henry James / Hace 9 months

It's a big world out there,we will prosper outside the vastly corrupt EU,as for Corbyn,if he ever becomes Prime Minister,we might as well put the white flag our,or should that be red flag.?


MelB / Hace 9 months

Thank you for again ignoring the news about Mallorca and replacing it with your limited and biased view of UK politics.


S. / Hace 9 months

Corbyn and the useless Labour MP's ? , perish these thoughts for PM, and Labour's rule of Britain.