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Even as the victory of Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership election was revealed on Saturday the Tories were readying their media spin, the true beginning of a long campaign to win the next general election in 2020.
The Labour Party is now a threat to our national security, our economic security and your family’s security.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) September 13, 2015
Now with the launch of an attack video criticising the North Islington MP’s doveish foreign policy the Conservatives are clearly hoping to find a fresher version of the Scottish National Party-Labour pact, a potential deal they used to attack Labour prior to the general election in May.
Whilst there are legitimate questions to be asked over Corbyn’s policies, some of which appear rather anti-Western, his describing of Osama bin Laden’s death as a “tragedy” is a principled defence of the rule of law, as the Right Dishonourable recently pointed out.
Expect smears to ramp up in the next few weeks as opponents of Corbyn look to cement his reputation as an unelectable dinosaur.
Image Credit – Osama bin Laden via Conservative party