There’s nothing like a period of reflection after a historic election defeat. It offers those involved a chance to look at issues afresh and seek out difficult answers. Alternatively, if you are say Ian Lavery or Andrew Gwynne, it offers a chance to confirm everything you had already thought.
The Financial Times reports that the results of Labour’s official report on the party’s worst election defeat for 80 years are in. The finding? Jeremy Corbyn was not at fault. Corbyn allies – and election co-ordinators – Gwynne and Lavery penned the report and it was shared with the national executive committee on Tuesday’s away day.
The report suggests Jeremy Corbyn did nothing wrong and any personal approval issues were the result of the media which performed an ‘assault without precedent in modern politics’. It concludes that it would be ‘unrealistic’ not to blame the result on Brexit.
That’s all sorted then…