Jeremy Corbyn: the old man who must focus on the young
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I don’t think Jeremy Corbyn has yet been asked whether he expected he’d ever be leader of the Labour Party six months ago, but the rather silly question is bound to present itself soon. No, of course Corbyn didn’t know he’d be where he is now - nor did anyone else. Before the summer began, most people had never heard of him. But then those same people never expected the Tories to get a majority, and now everyone – Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall especially – all like to think they know why it happened. Of the three of them, Burnham’s face looked the grimmest when the result was finally announced. They all knew the name of the winner shortly beforehand, but Cooper and Kendall took it quite well, the latter smiling as if Corbyn were her dad and had just won first prize in a beard competition. But Burnham looked genuinely pained. I suppose this is because he entered the campaign, the second Labour leadership contest he has participated in, as the favourite. It has always been hard to tell what Burnham actually believes, but I would give a lot to know what he privately thinks of this whole glorious fiasco. Is there any resentment at all, at the way Corbyn seemingly snatched the golden crown from his hands?
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