Andrew Rawnsley of The Observer. perhaps one of the ultimate insiders in the Westminster bubble, fails to understand the surge in Corbynism:
Is Labour merely a protest march or does it still understand that your principles are of limited value if you never have the power to put them into practice? Does Labour want to simply denounce the Tories or has it some interest in beating them? Is it at all bothered about being competitive at the next election?
At the moment, much of the party is behaving as if it isn’t even vaguely interested in becoming a government again.
I would refer Mr Rawnsley to the bible, specifically Mark 8:36:
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Corbyn seems to believe in socialism, unlike the others in the Labour race whose predilection in moving towards the centre appears to embrace a willingness to sacrifice any principle on the altar of power worship. But, if Labour does not exist to improve the lot of the poorest in society, then what is it for?