Ken Livingstone Believes in the Credible, Coherent, and Inspirational Corbyn
There were some prominent Labour politicians who stood up for Corbyn, including former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, who insisted in late July that the leadership candidate offered a “credible economic alternative” to the neoliberal status quo. He even asserted that Corbyn was “the candidate most likely to win the general election for Labour”, and that “his ability to speak clearly and provide a real alternative to cuts and austerity” was a very appealing characteristic.
Livingstone stressed that Corbyn’s campaign HQ was “heaving with young people who [had] rushed to join the Labour Party”, insisting the organisation could not win the 2020 elections without them. “No Labour leader”, he said, had “connected with the voters like this since Blair”, and the party had simply “come alive”. Having focussed…
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