Three months ago, most of the UK didn’t know who Jeremy Corbyn was.
But a definitive general election result and a hotly contested leadership campaign later, people are imagining the Labour Party with Jeremy Corbyn as leader - and Britain with him as prime minister.
Plenty of people summed up Corbyn’s campaign.
#IfJeremyCorbynWins A few insanely wealthy people will have to relinquish a fraction of their wealth to benefit everybody else. How rude.— Alice Bennett (@Aliceliverpool) August 3, 2015
#IfJeremyCorbynWins will show that democracy DOES exist and the people do have a voice— Jemima Rose (@omandprem) August 3, 2015
#IfJeremyCorbynWins There will be less seismic activity as those who founded the Labour movement stop spinning in their graves— Steve Cook (@Country_Steve) August 3, 2015ADVERTISEMENT
Labour would get a decent socialist leader that actually answers the questions put to him— Sannah (@SannahRathor) August 3, 2015
But that might come at a cost.
The world will obviously cease to exist— Sannah (@SannahRathor) August 3, 2015
And what he might do during PMQs.
#IfJeremyCorbynWins someone might point out what a lying b***ard David Cameron is. Because the current and past Labour leadership hasn't.— Marcus Chown (@marcuschown) August 3, 2015
Others were less optimistic.
#IfJeremyCorbynWins he will ruin politics with honesty and openness.— PhatNick (@scoutnick) August 3, 2015
Insects were involved.
#IfJeremyCorbynWins a three headed beast ridden by a harpy will emerge from the sea, and plagues, fire and mutants will blight the land.— JE (@JohnEdginton) August 3, 2015
‘New Labour’ stalwarts were ridiculed.
"#IfJeremyCorbynWins it'll be a decade of Tory rule" said Chris Leslie without an inkling of the irony.— Awakened UK (@the_awakend) August 3, 2015
The prospect of Kay Burley versus Corbyn had people excited.
#IfJeremyCorbynWins I might even be tempted to accept Sky's offer of a free month's subscription just to watch the Burley/Corbyn interview.— George Iain (@geoiain) August 3, 2015
But at the end of it all:
#IfJeremyCorbynWins then isn't that democracy at its finest?— CaptainAde (@CaptainAde) August 3, 2015