I think a plausible explanation is that whatever Corbyn says or does, his critics will denounce - no matter how much hypocrisy it necessitates.

Corbyn opposes the exploitation of foreign sweatshop-workers - Labour MPs complain he's like Nigel Farage:

https://t.co/X5S6p8CxUL
He speaks up in defence of migrants - Labour MPs whinge that he's not listening to the public's very real concerns about immigration:

https://t.co/i8Z1BWP2uj
He's wrong to prioritise Labour Party members over the public:

https://t.co/kBcDLas9Rs
He's wrong to prioritise the public over Labour Party members:

https://t.co/xhUQgz29Ac
He's appealing too much to the middle class:

https://t.co/z2XLCSdhua
He's not appealing enough to the middle class:

https://t.co/ohhfwKyFul
Corbyn is a Red Tory - who doesn't care about the problems faced by people on low wages:

https://t.co/6TzRAhiBJE
Corbyn is an anti-Capitalist - who is insufficiently grovelling towards companies which employ people on low wages:

https://t.co/9QQkp1RFE8
He's too radical (note the URL):

https://t.co/CTa4JlXNvm
He's not radical enough:

https://t.co/TAAwWugALL
He's too left wing:

https://t.co/vGTKuWtMRe
He's not left wing enough:

https://t.co/t5xJ5Uy3wg
He's too much of a centrist, and too much of a fringe figure, in the same article:

https://t.co/UcJxb07m0W
Too elitist:

https://t.co/Yta12GRY71
Too populist:

https://t.co/Q859vdrzWU
Too nostalgic:

https://t.co/6Kl8DZP1ar
Not nostalgic enough:

https://t.co/upmHrAPBda
Corbyn is like Donald Trump:

https://t.co/buIeJWvKuK
He makes Trump look like a genius:

https://t.co/YC1XzBG67X
He's not like Donald Trump:

https://t.co/dJ4Oz8O9pn
He's worse than Donald Trump:

https://t.co/lPvGtG9Pnu
He's too principled:

https://t.co/ROabO7n78j
He's not principled enough:

https://t.co/RITK8zLN0d
In fact he's putting principle before power:

https://t.co/rMsSeaXP8H
Actually, he's putting power before principle:

https://t.co/93YT5VNina
Too milquetoast:

https://t.co/xmohnuU1FL
Too terrifying:

https://t.co/gKGsNKZn0T
Too sensitive:

https://t.co/ux2OgtmdAq
Too insensitive:

https://t.co/HmJiaDVwQ9
A threat to life as we know it:

https://t.co/aQFsWDVb9N
Too mundane to be a threat to life as we know it:

https://t.co/vLFrPzHoI7
Not a communist:

https://t.co/2egsbwz6RQ
Definitely a communist:

https://t.co/UUzk6N2T5q
He's not interested in power:

https://t.co/LYW7MZOIgq
He's too interested in power:

https://t.co/g69CF9wCc4
He's unelectable:

https://t.co/XH3axJqr4G
He's too electable:

https://t.co/uqiF4lbbxR
And too radically left-wing:

https://t.co/Z9GNPrDBCg
And not radically left-wing enough:

https://t.co/kfWR4seXhm
Too keen on Brexit:

https://t.co/T8a2pmC3GG
Not keen enough on Brexit:

https://t.co/EVxLX1OHch
Not brave enough to reconsider his position on Brexit;

https://t.co/GEWCxT0VzE
Reconsidering his position on Brexit, due to cowardice:

https://t.co/fCEoz2FZXV
He's wrong not to oppose Theresa May's plans for Brexit:

https://t.co/jR7Fuo9EV5
He's wrong not to support Theresa May's plans for Brexit:

https://t.co/ICicJVo6CZ
By failing to oppose Tory Brexit, Corbyn is acting against the national interest:

https://t.co/pGZjHxiEJm
By failing to support Tory Brexit, Corbyn is acting against the national interest:

https://t.co/LzHgjWVjuT
He's wrong for not wanting a general election:

https://t.co/k6FH2vv8go
He's wrong for wanting a general election:

https://t.co/k4IMOjhyYb
Corbyn makes Labour's electoral oblivion inevitable:

https://t.co/GBFNPCprpC
He should easily have won the General Election, with a landslide victory:

https://t.co/R4RHpWnzsx

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Nicky ๐ŸŒน:
Brilliant thread @RJSHutton
There's something blackly comedic about the way they keep contradicting themselves.
They are extremely worried ...
#ChangeIsComing
J:
This thread should be shoved in the feeds of every hack and centrist MP, luvvie and FBPE-er on Twitter. https://t.co/URgtyDv5nA
David Pointer ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น:
Brilliant thread Richard the situation in a nutshell
paul:
it's always this https://t.co/q2Ji3Waj2E
Si Peertrowski:
Brilliant
Will:
Thanks for this ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
ste brown:
Excellent work Sir (Doffs cap)
nofsky:
please understand that I will not read or buy your newspaper until you address the bias outlined I this thread and by @medialens
Truth_Will_Out #GTTO ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ:
Superb work!
ess bee ๐ŸŒน:
Excellent ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ


I like this heuristic, and have a few which are similar in intent to it:


Hiring efficiency:

How long does it take, measured from initial expression of interest through offer of employment signed, for a typical candidate cold inbounding to the company?

What is the *theoretical minimum* for *any* candidate?

How long does it take, as a developer newly hired at the company:

* To get a fully credentialed machine issued to you
* To get a fully functional development environment on that machine which could push code to production immediately
* To solo ship one material quanta of work

How long does it take, from first idea floated to "It's on the Internet", to create a piece of marketing collateral.

(For bonus points: break down by ambitiousness / form factor.)

How many people have to say yes to do something which is clearly worth doing which costs $5,000 / $15,000 / $250,000 and has never been done before.

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