Professor Glen O'Hara
has been commenting in the media about the election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader. Writing for politicalbetting.com
, he argues that the choice of Mr Corbyn represents something much more than just the 'Corbynmania'
around the main himself: it emanates from deep-seated anger, and online activism, at and about inequality and the unequal economic recovery. Writing for The New Statesman online, Professor O'Hara has dissected the first polls and by-election results
for Labour under Mr Corbyn's leadership. He argues that the prospects for the 2020 General Election seem 'bleak' given the Party's lack of a polling 'bounce' under the new leader, as well as evidence that English Conservative and United Kingdom Independence Party voters are alienated by Mr Corbyn's policy agenda.