The chiefest reason for the Labour bloodbath in the UK snap election? Jeremy Corbyn.
Brexit comes No.2 as to why loyal Labour voters this time switched their vote to Tories.
Lifelong blue-collar Labour supporters, the working class and those living in the English north’s depressed industrial cities that made up Labour’s traditional base felt betrayed by Corbyn abandoning the Leave platform.
Labour had blithely turned its back on the Brexit promised in the 2016 referendum.
More significantly, many Labour voters interviewed by British broadcast and print media – see above – told reporters they simply cannot tahan Corbyn, with some even spitting four-letter words at him.
Labour’s voter base soundly rejected Corbyn and Corbynism. Similarly, the DAP base is fast losing patience with Mahathir and Mahathirism.
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Sedgefield is a parliament seat in northeast England which had continuously voted Labour since 1935.
It was a fixed deposit for Labour; Tony Blair won the Sedgefield seat with a majority of 25,000-plus in 1997 – the year he became prime minister.
In Thursday’s election, Sedgefield and other safe bastions said “enough is enough” and gave Labour the finger – see above.
“Because they hate Corbyn that much” — read HERE
Overall Labour was decimated by 59 seats compared to the party’s 2017 electoral performance.
The same fate awaits DAP.
Just as figurehead Corbyn was the biggest gift to the Conservatives, so too Mahathir leading Harapan is the best thing that can have happened for BN to win again.