Britain falls to Corbyn all ANGST of recent years will seem trifling, says PATRICK O’FLYNN

For Boris Johnson alone, that sobering fact may serve as a daily comfort – reminding him that he faces an opponent he ought to beat very easily. But among the rest of us it is surely enough to instil feelings of dread and even outrage. What has become of our country that a man like Corbyn can have a shot at taking over? 

A Marxist who supported the IRA during its murderous terror campaigns, who tolerates rampant anti-Semitism in his party and who admires the economic model that has reduced oil-rich Venezuela to mass starvation is just a home run away from sweeping into Downing Street. 

No wonder our security services are said to be highly anxious about such a turn of events or that there is speculation the brilliant Five Eyes intelligence and surveillance network we share with the US, Australia, New Zealand and Canada may collapse if it finds itself required to report in to him. 

This is the man, remember, who chose to be taken in by the preposterous denials of the Russian state – in the face of overwhelming evidence – that it was behind the Salisbury chemical attack. This is the man, too, who has shared numerous platforms with Islamist extremists.

Jeremy Corbyn

What we don't want to see on December 13 (Image: Getty)

Labour moderate after Labour moderate from Frank Field to Ian Austin and most recently Joe Haines, a veteran who joined in the days of Attlee and Gaitskell when Labour’s basic patriotism was not in doubt, have quit the party because of not being able to stomach the thought of a Corbyn premiership. “Nothing would make me complicit in the tiniest possible way in bringing Jeremy Corbyn to Downing Street,” Mr Haines, below with Harold Wilson, wrote this week. 

Joe Haines

Joe Haines was Harold Wilson's press secretary (Image: Getty)

Meanwhile, Austin’s magnificent Commons denunciation of Corbyn and his left-hand man John McDonnell has gone viral on the internet. 

We must pray that people are getting the message. 

But still, there the grisly duo are at the top of Labour and with poll ratings that while unimpressive by normal standards do give them hope of emerging as the biggest party and grabbing the keys to Downing Street. 

Where it is not extreme, Corbyn’s policy agenda is absurd – nowhere more so than on the central issue of Brexit. 


Corbyn is a Marxist who supported the IRA during its murderous terror campaigns (Image: Getty)

No wonder Sir Keir Starmer, a self-styled shadow cabinet moderate who should know better than to have anything to do with the sinister Corbyn regime, endured a car-crash interview at the hands of GMB’s Susanna Reid in which he could not answer a basic question about whether he was for or against Brexit. 

Labour really is going into battle with a Brexit policy that Sir Humphrey Appleby could characterise as follows: “So you wish to go to Brussels and ask for a new deal that you will then put up against Remain in a second referendum in which you will campaign against that deal, or possibly for it, so that you can be seen as being the party of Remain voters and of Leave voters too? And all of this is to be completed within six months? Yes of course, prime minister.” 

There is more chance of a squadron of flying pigs sweeping over Westminster than of that coming to pass. 

A Treasury report into the likely impact of Labour’s economic policies was binned before publication earlier this week amid understandable anxiety about civil service neutrality being compromised. 

But it does not take a fiscal genius to work out the likely impact of punitive taxation rates and a war on private property. 

Many of the fund managers who look after other people’s money and the very wealthy individuals who look after their own are already said to have made preparations to shift huge sums out of the country if we even get to a week out from polling day and it looks like Corbyn is on course for victory. 

Two years ago, Jeremy Corbyn took British politics by surprise by proving to be an energetic underdog when up against the desperately wooden Theresa May in the 2017 election. 

His 40 percent vote share would have been enough to win many a previous contest. 

This time he faces Mr Johnson – one of the great showman campaigners – and the British public has had longer to get his real measure. 

But with the Brexit Party threatening to syphon votes away from the Tories and the SNP ready to work with Labour after the election nothing can be taken for granted. 

Voters, please be warned: If Britain falls to Corbyn, then all the angst of recent years is going to seem trifling in relation to what will then unfold. 

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