David Cameron might not be remembered as the best prime minister in modern British history but he will probably be remembered as the luckiest. Jeremy Corbyn’s election as leader of the Labour party is proving worse — or, for the Tories, better — than anyone could have imagined. His wrecking ball is busy destroying everything that was built by Labour’s modernisers. He does not lack authenticity, belief and passion — but his beliefs are ones which would be more at home in a 1920s plenary meeting of the Moscow Soviet than in contemporary British living rooms.
The Chancellor sees Corbyn’s leadership as a chance to further blacken Labour’s name. The Prime Minister, for his part, released a statement informing voters that Labour ‘is now a threat to our national security, our economic security and your family’s security.