But all of these lies and distortions pale into insignificance in the shade of the One Big Lie that the Tories and their cronies are relying on – the lie about supposed “Labour antisemitism”. This lie, which is intended to intimidate and dishearten Labour supporters and canvassers as well as to mislead voters, has been trotted out almost daily during the campaign.
Corbyn is saying that he will allow Labour people and the wider electorate to make up their own minds and he’ll abide by their democratic decisions. It’s an approach which is consistent with his way of doing politics. He sees himself as an advocate and a servant of his supporters rather than their guru.
Labour in office will not only legislate for a second referendum but will carry through an extensive programme of measures to address the environmental emergency. So it was no surprise that Green Left issued a statement of rejection of the pact a few days later, in which they point out positive developments within Labour and on the contrary launch a completely justified broadside against the Lib Dems.