What has happened to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn? He appears to have gone from zero to hero in three months. Not only is he speaking sense on many key policies from security to foreign policy, he even looks like a would-be prime minister. His supporters say that he is doing what he does best: being out on the streets talking to the public and trying to get his message across. He is a politician of the old style. Some may say that his policies belong to another era but he can take credit for slashing the Conservative lead in the opinion polls to just five points.

But is anyone really surprised that the Conservatives are now suffering? Their election campaign was built on Brexit, but for many Brexit is not the key election issue: it is the health service, education and security. May and her cabinet colleagues appear to be reading from a script, and it is a script which was well received initially. "Hard Brexit" appeared to keep her backbenchers happy and the electorate. But things have changed. The horrific Manchester bombing has put security firmly in the spotlight. Corbyn said yesterday that the war on terror had failed and he is right. British foreign policy can be blamed partly for making the country a terror target. What May must realise is that one of the chief concerns of British people at the moment is being safe in their own country. Brexit has taken a back seat. Corbyn is offering answers and May isn't.

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Julian Simms / Hace over 4 years

Well if you don´t want Abbot in charge of security and a left wing Trot in charge of the economy you had better hold your nose and vote for her.

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Henry James / Hace over 4 years

I personally would not vote for a party led by Jeremy Corbyn but I won't be voting for May either,as WAS my intention a month ago. This election is going to be a damn close run thing and not the walk-over May expected.

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S. / Hace over 4 years

I am not seeing or hearing any answers to JC's observations. Everyone can attach blame, to any Governments previous actions. We are ALL good at finding and blaming someone else. What we fail at, is coming up with solutions to the problems, and observations, everybody states.

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Julian Simms / Hace over 4 years

Answers ? He is just spouiing out stuff that people, who have no idea about financial responsibility, including members of his own cabinet ( Abbot ), want to hear.

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Mike / Hace over 4 years

The spineless halfwit has as much chance of winning the election as I have of growing another kidney ? he is dangerous and would put all our lives at risk ! and this country would be overrun with immigrants he should join the circus he'd make the perfect clown along with the rest of the Labour Party ,

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