You may have heard a lot of views about Jeremy Corbyn over the last few months, most of them vehemently against or in favour of the contentious bearded socialist's unstoppable march towards party supremacy but no matter how many diametrically opposed points of view you quaff this summer, the unavoidable conclusion is that Jeremy Corbyn would be bad for Labour and good for Labour and disastrous for British politics and the country as a whole and also none of those things.
If you listen to his detractors, Jeremy Corbyn is a monster who will divide and weaken the party, possibly even destroy it, and this is true but then again it's not true at all. In fact, these nightmarish forecasts are nothing more than hysterical guff with no weight behind them and this is why we must take them seriously.
The Labour Party needs an opposition leader who opposes. So far Mr Corbyn is the only leadership contender who has spoken out against the Chancellor George Osborne's staggering £12 billion welfare cuts. This kind of forthright passion for justice and equality in the face of such callous measures is just the sort of thing that the Labour Party desperately needs to avoid because there's no room for fanciful ideals in British politics. And when I say there isn't, I mean there most certainly is. Lots of room. It would be ludicrous to suggest otherwise. And it wouldn't.
Time and time again we hear about young people being disillusioned by British politics but who are the people supporting Corbyn's campaign? Who wants to hand out flyers for him? Who is sitting in the audience, fired up by his desire for change? Young people. And if there's one thing we know about young people, it's that they are irresponsible, inept and dangerously ill-informed. The idea of a Labour Party reinventing itself by incorporating the views and ideas of young people is as flimsy a premise as a ladder made of ham and must be fought against violently whilst at the same time endorsed sympathetically.
Too often in his campaign Mr Corbyn has provided outdated and whimsical solutions to modern day social and economic issues which serve to not only illustrate his probable ineffectiveness as a leader but also prove what a good leader he'd be. His obsolete political ideals of the past are a reminder that we have moved on from his troubled brand of left-wing politics and that to take a step back would be a wonderful leap forward for both the party and the country as a whole.
If Mr Corbyn wins, it is up to every Labour Party member to do what they can to release his stranglehold on the party, to use whatever they have in their armoury to remove him from power before 2020 because if this idealistic figurehead is still in command for the next election campaign, Labour may win by a landslide and everything will be wonderful again.Suggest a correction