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Breaking: Jeremy Corbyn wins over a Tory voter

Mr S has an apology to make. On Monday, Steerpike suggested that the news that Paul Weller — a man who wanted to vote for Russell Brand in the last general election — had endorsed Jeremy Corbyn wasn’t such a coup given that Labour need to convince Tory voters of his electability in order to have any chance of gaining power.

However, it has now come to Mr S’s attention that the rocker is actually a former Tory. During Weller’s time in The Jam, the singer provoked controversy when he said the band supported the Conservatives:

‘I don’t see any point in going against your own country. All this “change the world” thing is becoming a bit too trendy. I realise that we’re not going to change anything unless it’s on a nationwide scale. We’ll be voting Conservative at the next election.’

Mr S is glad to see Corbyn’s message is finally cutting through with the nation’s swing voters.

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