Did any of us, as Labour members, vote for him in the LP leadership election? Did anyone switch parties between 17 and 19. My Brother in Law, who is a leaver and wanted border controls, but not stupid (talking about intelligence rather than moral compass, did.
I've not heard any members admit to making a mistake. My only conversations so far are that it was all down to Brexit and not policies and leadership. It would be good to have some informed discussion.
As for me? I struggled to vote for Corbyn in '17 and ended up tossing a coin (he lost), but in '19 saw no alternative. I'm wondering why those who were so attracted to him must have fled - or perhaps Brexit didn't have the same relevance two years ago. And I expect that much of the attraction was more to do with how bad May was campaigning.
As for 'what went wrong' Poly Toynbee did an excellent analysis. A few quotes from this:
Given the worst choice in history, the public preferred him to his opponent. How bad did Labour have to be to let this sociopathic, narcissistic, glutton for power beat them? Thatís the soul-searching question every Labour member, office-holder and MP has to ask.
How bad did Labour have to be to let this sociopathic, narcissistic, glutton for power beat them?í Boris Johnson delivers a victory speech to Tory party members.
Labour was disastrously, catastrophically bad, an agony to behold. A coterie of Corbynites cared more about gripping power within the party than saving the country by winning the election. The national executive committee, a slate of nodding Corbynite place-persons, disgraced the party with its sectarian decisions. Once it was plain in every poll and focus group that Corbynism was electoral arsenic, they should have propelled him out, but electoral victory was secondary.