James Cox of Redbrick (via the Brummie) rightly says that “It would be fair and accurate to say that there is currently a wave of anti-establishment feeling in Western politics” and as – Stahl & Hansen explain – that is a reaction to the actions of the mainstream of the political class who have squandered people’s trust, by not having their best interests at heart

jc-standingCox uses the term Populism, an easy label, widely applied, often referring to those of all ages who are newly enthused, because ‘ordinary’ people, such as those in the picture above, for the first time for decades can see a glimmer of hope on the political horizon after decades of government by a self-seeking minority.

Perhaps a few fringe advisers do, as Cox asserts without giving his source(s), believe that election prospects can best be furthered by ‘utilising Corbyn’s image as an ‘unpolished conviction politician’ fighting for the little guy against big business and vested interests’ – and perhaps not.

Cox adds that Corbyn is not the man to lead this change of message and refers to ‘his performances’ and reaction to pressure from hostile journalists.

jc-2-housing-coverI refer him and all readers to JC’s confident performance and clear messages in recent PMQs and urge them to see this interview with a determinedly hostile journalist, the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg – not the clearest example seen, but clear enough.

Mr Cox is also referred to the Media Lens analysis on this and other subjects – always well worth reading.

And as Mr Cox thinks Corbyn lacks a message and clear purpose he is recommended to study a series of six accessible reports (cover of Housing Policy report left) following this link: