BIRMINGHAM, England – The chants are the same as 2017: "Oh JER-e-my COR-byn, Oh JER-e-my COR-byn. "The message of accepting the" rich and powerful "and ending the austerity measures with an outbreak of nationalization and public spending is broadly the same.
But two years later, magic seemed to bring the campaign of the opposition leader Labor to an end in 2017 and deprive the Tories of their parliamentary majority, seems to be missing.
With Labor plunged into a prolonged crisis of anti-Semitism, opinion polls suggest that Corbyn himself is struggling to repeat his surprisingly strong performance in 2017, let alone a victory for his brand of socialism.
Little of this pessimism has recently been demonstrated at a rally in Birmingham, England, where an eclectic mix of poetry and music was on display and political speeches were met with deafening applause 9002]
A Prominent Guest, One Birmingham-born singer Jamelia told the crowd that she had never voted before but would do so at age 38 for Mr. Corbyn. "We all know the story," she added later, "by David and Goliath."
David in this case is Mr. Corbyn, a 70-year-old veteran activist who has been marginalized for three decades, but Britain's leftist prime minister could be vividly remembered, albeit probably only at the head of a minority government ,
This result in itself would be very important and would have a big impact on the future of the country and, of course, on Brexit. Prime Minister Boris Johnson must build a clear parliamentary majority to leave the UK, as promised, next month from the European Union.
In the final section of the campaign, the Labor Party has shifted to a more defensive attitude. This meant putting valuable resources into traditional strongholds in the north and in the center of the country – places that had voted to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum – rather than trying to win conservative districts in the south that favor one Stay tuned.
The hope is that Labor will be able to attract indecisive British and suppress the voices of the centrist Liberal Democrats whose election campaign seems to have stalled. As the election day drew nearer, many opinion polls intensified and annoyed Mr. Johnson's team.
Yet, many Labor supporters had expected more, bearing in mind that nine years of conservative rule have produced harsh and unpopular austerity and more than three years of political chaos over Brexit.
"There is now some panic about whether Labor can hold some of its existing seats," said Steven Fielding, a professor of political history at the University of Nottingham. "It has now become a defensive campaign, and from the perspective of what we believe has been a clear defeat."
Mr. Corbyn's leadership was hampered by fractionism and the continuing claims that he had tolerated anti-Semitism in Labor's ranks. Critics include Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, the spiritual leader of much of the Orthodox Jewish community in Britain, who argued that "a new poison – sanctioned from the very top – has taken root."
By the Jewish labor movement to the British Equality and Human Rights Commission, 70 affidavits were issued by current and former Labor officials, concluding that "the Labor Party is no longer a safe haven for Jewish people," the Guardian reported.
] For many Labor supporters, it is frustrating that Mr. Corbyn has not apologized and denied four opportunities in a television interview before reluctantly doing so in a second interview.
Coming from the far left, Mr. Corbyn has always been exposed to the hostility of the British news media, which is dominated by right-wing tabloids. This is partly the reason why Mr. Corbyn was written off by many in the 2017 election campaign before he confused his critics.
But that was it then.
In 2017, Mr. Corbyn was less well. known and benefits from the increased exposure that broadcasters gave him in a choice under British law. Many voters were pleasantly surprised when they saw a likeable, grandfatherly figure struggling on his garden grounds, making jam, riding a bicycle and winning the Parliament of the Year beard several times.
His The outrageously socialist message met many young people and when he spoke at the Glastonbury Rock Festival after the 2017 election, the crowd sang his name to the opening riff from the White Stripes song "Seven Nation Army."
] But this enthusiasm seems to have waned during two years of boring and fruitless haggling in parliament over Brexit. After a huge increase, the number of Labor Party members has declined, and activists' campaigning persuasion has been difficult in the few desired winter elections.
In 2017, success was due in part to avoiding the bitterly-divisive issue of resignation and focus instead on ending austerity measures and focusing on core issues such as healthcare.
However, when the exit saga reached a critical point, Mr. Corbyn's effort to postpone the argument at least until the last days of the crisis campaign had come as the fate of the National Health Service hit the headlines.
Mr. Johnson has a snappy, albeit misleading slogan – that he will "make Brexit", although most analysts believe it will take years to complete a new trade agreement with the European Union, quite not to mention the United States]
But Mr. Corbyn has called Mr. Johnson sluggishly, also because Labor's bleaker Brexit policy was designed to bridge internal divisions. Labor wants to negotiate a new exit agreement with the European Union and subject it to a referendum, leaving Corbyn neutral.
At a Press Conference in London, Corbyn Accused the Conservatives From misleading voters about their Brexit deal, a reporter asked him how he could make that claim, if he refused, in a second referendum for or against Brexit voices.
Contrary to their tough 2017 agenda Conservatives now promise more public spending and urge Labor to double its 2017 austerity measures. This has caused Corbyn to blame for irresponsible expenses.
Professor Fielding believes Labor would not have expected the Tories to learn from their experiences in 2017, adding that despite his shortcomings, "Mr. Johnson is not as bad as Theresa May; He is a better candidate and armed with his clear campaign motive "Do Brexit". "
" Jeremy Corbyn is no longer the new face on the block, that was and is gone and you no longer get back appalling ratings twice, "said Professor Fielding.
Laura Parker, head of Momentum, a left-wing group that supports Mr. Corbyn, reports that her 40,000 members were more active than in 2017, that her videos were watched 65 million times and that anything is possible, even if the Political voters seem tired. "It could be up to six million people who have not decided how to vote," she said.
At the rally in Birmingham – an attempt to regain the energy of the 2017 campaign – Corbyn Without preaching notes preached in a stammer before the chorus about drowning the rich and showering the less fortunate people he has been Makes decades.
Activists such as Derick Johnson, an expert on information technology, are pleased to hear a Socialist and not a centrist message from a Labor leader. "Everyone who listens to him likes him," he said of Mr. Corbyn.
If that's true, many people do not listen. At the nearby bus stop was Debbie Sexton, who had once voted Labor, but moved to the Conservatives due to the economic policies of Brexit and Labor. "Where does all the money come from?" She asked.
The morning after his rally in Birmingham, Mr. Corbyn was asked if Labor could do better under the leadership of another.
"I think Marmite is really good for you," he replied, comparing himself to a salty British spread that almost divorced opinion as much as Brexit. "Some like it, others do not."