Mr Campbell tweeted today, Tuesday, that “a few money movers in City, who do more polling than anyone and are obsessed only with the outcome, ruled out Jeremy Corbyn majority some time ago”. He added that the City pollsters had moved to rule out a hung Parliament as well, partly because of “Corbyn-antipathy” but also because of competition from the Liberal Democrats. Mr Campbell has said he no longer wants to be a Labour member, claiming the party is facing an “existential crisis” due to poor leadership.
This was after he admitted voting Liberal Democrats.
He has since given the reason why he no longer wants to return to Labour because it has been “taken over” and it was “time to stop pretending” it was the party it used to be.
This news comes as expert Sir John Curtice shared his prediction on one Brexit outcome for the upcoming 2019 general election, saying there is a “clear binary choice” for voters.
Boris Johnson released the Tory manifesto on Sunday, as he urged the public to become “Corbyn-neutral by Christmas”.
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Political scientist Sir John Curtice said voters face a “clear binary choice” in the 2019 general election, warning the UK will “undoubtedly head towards an extension” if there is a hung parliament.
The Politics Professor at Strathclyde University told Channel 4 News: “This is pretty much a binary election.
“Hung parliament, then we’re almost undoubtedly heading towards an extension and a second referendum, and lord knows what the outcome of that will be.
“Or we get a majority and we go out on January 31 and Boris is charged with the task of negotiating an alternative outcome.
“Ironically at the end of the day we’ve kind of stumbled into this election, but as the way it’s turning out, it’s actually providing us with a fairly clear binary choice.
“At least so far as the implications of the various outcomes are concerned.”
Mr Campbell recently told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme Jeremy Corbyn “has not led on Brexit” and the leadership “kid themselves that there’s a policy agenda that the country out there is even aware of.
“What you have to do in opposition to win against a ruthless Tory Party, you have to do far more that is being done now.
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“And we have to be honest about that.”
He said he feared Prime Minister Boris Johnson was trying to “clear the decks towards a general election” because he believed the Labour leader’s “weakness” made a Conservative victory more likely.
Mr Campbell added: ”He thinks, probably rightly, that the country has decided it will not put Jeremy Corbyn into office.
“I think there is a danger that we’re going to be destroyed as a serious credible political force unless we face up to the reality of what’s going on.”
The BBC’s assistant political editor, Norman Smith, said Labour would point to the fact that Mr Corbyn did far better in the 2017 general election than anyone expected, depriving Theresa May of a majority.
Mr Campbell said he voted Liberal Democrats in Theresa May’s European elections because he wanted to support an unequivocally pro-Remain party.
Labour said at the time his expulsion was “automatic” because he had admitted voting for another party.
Asked whether he would now join the Liberal Democrats, he said he was not “close to other parties” and had not yet decided who to vote for at the next election.
In an open letter to Mr Corbyn, published in The New European magazine, he said he hoped to one day rejoin a party “that genuinely appeals to the many not the few”.
Mr Campbell said a member of Mr Corbyn’s team had contacted him suggesting he might be allowed back into the party, either by suspending his automatic exclusion during a review of the party’s disciplinary rules, or if he made a public commitment to vote Labour at the next election.
However, he said he wanted his expulsion overturned, not suspended, and did not want to rule out advocating tactical voting in the future due to his “acute” concerns about the Labour leader’s stance on Brexit.