Clashing egos and 'policy incontinence': inside Labour's campaign

Labour insiders point to lack of strategic focus, leadership confusion, and say Corbyn had all but given up by the final weekAs Jeremy Corbyn sped through Stroud in Labour’s battlebus on Monday, he was asked whether it had been hard to land...

Clashing egos and 'policy incontinence': inside Labour's campaign

Labour insiders point to lack of strategic focus, leadership confusion, and say Corbyn had all but given up by the final week

As Jeremy Corbyn sped through Stroud in Labour’s battlebus on Monday, he was asked whether it had been hard to land a blow on serial liar Boris Johnson during the six-week election campaign. Screwing up his face in distaste at the pugilistic metaphor, he replied: “I’m not a boxer!”

He was much more comfortable reeling off a long list of constituencies he had visited in the past few days – something one close ally described as a “coping mechanism” – as a bruising campaign drew to a close.

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