FUBAR Radio’s Tom Latchem, on his Tuesday morning show, spoke to BBC Political Correspondent, Iain Watson, about Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, and the 2015 election.
Watson’s book, ‘Five Million Conversations: How Labour Lost an Election and Rediscovered its Roots’, accounts for Watson’s coverage of Labour’s side of the elections.
During his interviews for the book, Watson said that he had directly asked Corbyn whether he intends to become Prime Minister.
“He said, ‘I will do whatever is necessary, I will accept the consequences of what I’m doing’.”
“[Corbyn] made it quite honest he didn’t even want to be the left candidate particularly, so I’m not sure he has that hunger for power.”
The elections have led Watson to believe that Corbyn’s determination is directed towards transforming Labour and developing a message that is more left to appeal to those who haven’t voted previously. He also said that most of Corbyn’s parliamentary party are against him, “so a lot of the manoeuvrings that have grown are internal rather than external at this stage”.
“That has taken a lot of his energy rather than talking directly to these voters that he needs to win.”
Check out Watson’s book, ‘Five Million Conversations: How Labour Lost an Election and Rediscovered its Roots’, available online and in good bookstores.
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