anglo here, Corbyn is … complicated.
For context, i'm a paid up member of the Labour Party, and will vote for them i every election - barr exceptions which i'll get into - because at its heart, in its inception, and during its most successful reigns, it is a socialist party. A socialist party that has been co-opted, maligned, and mutated into a centrist, neo-liberal, anti-prole party with the election of Tony Blair and nearly every MP that stood in 1997-2010 with him.
In some sense, the parliamentary side of the party still is, as its made up by a lot of these blairite centrists, but we can see its membership is anything but, electing Corbyn twice with record breaking majorities, and brought disillusion people like me and MANY others back to the party we should belong too.
That being said, hes a bad leader. Hes not a leader at all, hes a campaigner. Should that exclude him from power? no, god no, but it makes things bloody difficult when we come up against your "traditional" leader archetype, like David Cameron. Sure, given the time to get the policy platform out, we shoot up massively, but unfortunately in times such as these, real hard leadership is required, and frankly he doesnt have it.
Personally, John McDonell seems better from a marxist perspective - considering he is a marxist and will make a planned economy if given the chance - but he, corbyn, and a number of other MPs in the party leadership now represent a movement we havent seen in the UK. Ever. Say what you will about Benn, Atlee, and others, this is unprecedented. I was skeptical as corbyn postuered alot like Atlee and that 45' govenrment, who were Keynes fanatics and beleived in markets, but honestly at this point, anything is better than the status quo.
Which is why, if they oust him in a coup, or make him leave post-election loss, i leave the party and electoral politics all together. There is no appetite in Britain for socialist revolution, so this is the chance we have, and should it leave, I and im sure many others do also.
Hotdog and grandtsand all you like about organising, trust me when i say, the conservatives are one of the most evil, malignant establishments in the world, and given free-reign they will wage economic warfare against its own population for its own amusement.