brynpoeth wrote:I just upgraded from the Grauniad to the Sun where I read that Jacob Rees-Mogg is favourite to succeed Chairperson May and be Jezzas opponent next time ....
I think that would probably help Corbyn even more. Mogg might be popular within the core Conservative Party but he comes across as having a very privileged background (Eton, Oxford, £££££) and whilst Conservatives love that, to get elected they need far wider support.
Also, Mogg is a staunch and uncompromising Brexiteer and public opinion is moving away from Brexit so he'll have even more of an uphill struggle there as well.
And if he starts the "I will work to improve the conditions for those at the lower end ..." who will believe him (given his background and accent). Nobody believes May when she spouts similar but Mogg has a lot more of a challenge.