Paul Mason, political economist and film-maker, examines the spectacular polling revival ‘staged’ by Jeremy Corbyn in the space of six weeks. He lists and comments on the ‘plausible range of outcomes’ in next week’s general election’:

  • modest Tory gains,
  • a hung parliament,
  • a minority Labour government.

He adds that even if, as seems likely, Mr Corbyn cannot win outright, he would re-enter parliament leading a massively emboldened opposition.

Mason continues by saying that the challenge for Mr Corbyn, in the last week of the campaign, is to break the 40% barrier.

He recommends the Labour leader to signal he would form a government with cross-party support in parliament, at the very least from the Greens and the progressive nationalist parties.