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I had never been a blind follower of Jeremy Corbyn since he won the Labour Leadership election last year but I believed his policies would bring about positive change to the party and country but he has shown in the last 10 months how out of depth he is. I have never agreed with all of his policies but I understood why he had them and respected the fact he was unwilling to compromise, something I now believe is necessary. Righteous ideology is great but at the end of the day politics is about enabling change, Labour believes that change should be for the most disadvantaged. I maintain it's better to enact 5 great changes than to only talk about 10. Just ask the half a million children raised out of poverty by the last Labour Government
The first instance he took a blow in my eyes was during the first Labour leadership election debate where he categorically denied calling for Article 50 the very next day after the referendum.
Deciding to leave the EU was a monumental decision that the British public made. There was literally no plan by the government on what to do next but the leader of the opposition decided it was best we invoked Article 50 "Now".
The next moment that made me question the man's principles was also during a Labour leadership debate. Mr Corbyn claimed that before this leadership challenge the Labour Party was ahead in the polls thus the recent bad polling is not a reflection of his credibility but rather his opponents. This was a blatant lie and no matter which way his camp try to spin it the facts do not change. See the video and do your own reading I do not presume to think for you.
I had lost faith in Jeremy Corbyn long before this blog post but I still respected him. I saw him as a principled but flawed man but now not so much. The old saying “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." comes to mind. Jeremy Corbyn was a principled man before he tasted power and now that he has, he is no better than other tainted politicians who cling on to it as long as they can.