The Daily telegraph, stalwart of the right-wing media, has vowed to ‘consign Labour to electoral oblivion’ by mounting a vigorous campaign in support of hard-left leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn.
Describing Corbyn as a ‘voter-repellent’ socialist the paper is gleefully inviting its readers to back ‘Jezza’, despite being at odds with his views, after recent polling suggested that he may be pulling ahead of race favourite Andy Burnham to win the leadership.
To that end The Telegraph offers readers a step-by-step guide instructing readers how to register for the Labour leadership election simply by paying a £3 fee to become a ‘registered supporter’ of the party, enabling them to place a postal vote for Corbyn.
In their guide The Telegraph wrote: “Some people joke about voting for Mr Corbyn, hoping to saddle Labour with a bearded voter-repellent as a leader.
“Thanks to Labour's new leadership rules, it doesn't have to be a joke. Anyone can vote in the Labour leadership election. So if you'd like to help Mr Corbyn deliver democratic socialism for all (condemn Labour to years in the political wilderness), simply follow our handy five-step guide.”
Ballot papers will be issued by 14 August with the winner announced on 12 September. Observers believe that a Labour party led by the veteran left-winger would make the party unelectable at the 2020 general election.