Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has issued a (sort of) endorsement of Labour leadership front runner Jeremy Corbyn on Twitter.
In a move likely to vex Corbyn’s left wing following, Murdoch, who has at his helm a largely Conservative press, tweeted begrudging praise of the Islington North MP.
On Thursday morning he said:
Corbyn increasingly likely Labor winner. Seems only candidate who believes anything, right or wrong.
— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) August 20, 2015
The tweet could pass as a criticism of Corbyn rivals Yvette Cooper, Andy Burnham and Liz Kendall, who are implied to be lacking in beliefs.
A previous tweet earlier in the week outlined just how success Corbyn's leadership would be in Murdoch's eyes however.
Corbyn? Very likely win, but Cameron does not deserve such luck.
— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) August 15, 2015
The Murdoch press backed the Conservatives in the 2015 election following a prolonged media assault on then Labour leader Ed Miliband.