Will Corbyn be Prime Minister by Christmas? History Would Suggest Not…

Anthony Broxton

It was in the Summer of 2017 – at the hedonistic setting of Glastonbury – that Jeremy Corbyn predicted he would be Prime Minister by Christmas. He later claimed he would do it within twelve months. Experts now agree that October will be an ‘Autumn of Discontent’ for the Tories. The door could indeed be opened for Corbyn. But as a new book outlines, minority governments are surprisingly durable and difficult to bring down. 

Over the next three months, Britain will encounter political drama of the highest order. Theresa May – forced to test her strength in a meaningful vote on the Brexit deal – will rely on Labour rebels and Tory enemies to pass it through. She will raise the no doubt use the threat of a general election to stave off such a defeat. Labour’s hopes rest on a ‘single issue’ autumn election on the deal, extending article 50, a further re-negotiation and –…

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Utopia - you are standing in it promotes a classical liberal view of the world and champion the mass flourishing of humanity through capitalism and the rule of law. The origin of the blog is explained in the first blog post at https://utopiayouarestandinginit.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/why-call-my-blog-utopia-you-are-standing-in-it/

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