Eight reasons why Jeremy Corbyn robbed Theresa May of a landslide – By Zoe Williams

Eight reasons why Jeremy Corbyn robbed Theresa May of a landslide

The game-changing manifesto, the galvanised youth vote – a number of factors combined to create the worst Conservative campaign for decades

Jeremy Corbyn

You’ve got to love it. A political system in which there’s no winner. Almost everyone, from some angle, is a loser. Nobody can work out who’ll be prime minister in the morning. Everyone’s muttering darkly about another election in October. We’ve come down to wondering whether Sinn Féin will drop its absentee policy. And all any progressive can feel is triumphant, unbridled joy. I mean, you’ve got to love it. Even when you hate it, you’ve got to love it.

What delivered this almighty blow to Theresa May’s magnificently misplaced self-belief? In no particular order – or rather, I believe all these factors to be of equal importance.

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Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to end student tuition fees is far from barmy – By 

Corbyn: for free higher education in England

May 2, 2017- The Guardian

Conservative victory in the general election could put the final nail in the coffin of hopes for the restoration of free higher education in England. This would be a shame, because it is not such a barmy plan.

Like many of Jeremy Corbyn’s ideas, it is more soft than hard left. Scotland has maintained free higher education, as of course have the great majority of other European countries. It is England that is out of step, even if – in our arrogant insularity, now reinforced by Brexit fantasies – some people assume everyone else will have to follow us down the poisoned path to high-fee, market-mad higher education.    [Read more]

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