‘I’m not going anywhere’ says Jeremy Corbyn, accurately

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has correctly observed that he’s not going anywhere.

Speaking in an interview on Sunday, Corbyn impressed reporters from The Times newspaper by saying  “I’m not going anywhere” without the slightest trace of self-awareness.

The comment was made in response to suggestions he may face a leadership challenge, but contained a deeply ironic double meaning.

Readers might remember previous leader Ed Miliband also saying “I’m not going anywhere” in 2014 and subsequently being proven impressively prescient.

Corbyn made the statement in the wake of rumours of a leadership challenge after polling showed 43% of Labour voters thought he’d make a worse prime minister than David Cameron.

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However, a spokesman for Corbyn rejected the figures, saying that polling under 30% was perfectly normal for an opposition in the second term of an unpopular government and nothing to worry about.

“David Cameron is slippery. You never know where you stand with him”, we were told.

“With Jeremy, you always know exactly where you are.

“And that’s 1975.”

The spokesman went on to insist Corbyn reflects the diversity of opinion in the party and also represents 1974 tremendously well.