I take your point, Bee. Yes, we are the powers that be, but the official Labour party members voted him into office. As I've said; I'm obliged to vote for him as there is no other choice. Who are the Labour supporters going to vote for, if they don't like Mr Corbyn?
You don't have to make the figures work, as we are in debt already. The Conservatives espouse austerity measures, but what has it achieved? They used that excuse to cut back on public spending for their own ends.
America is in debt to the tune of over 19 trillion, do they have austerity measures? Our debt is just over 2 trillion. Their population is five times the size of ours, so the average American owes a lot more than their British counterpart. http://www.usdebtclock.org/world-debt-clock.html
I'm of the opinion that this country is riddled with the "I'm alright Jack" mentality and they are only interested in that they can get for themselves. What if Britain had have adopted today's mentality in August 1945?
Britain was totally skint then and it had to borrow heavily to develop the welfare state and build homes for for heroes. The Labour Gov't were brave enough to do this and were endorsed by the working class populace.
I think we're at the same crossroads now and it needs the likes of a traditional Labour leader to restore the country back to what we were proud of. However, this country has been dumbed down so that the person of above average intelligence has the ability to treat the average voter, like sheep.
The Tories dangle promises of no income tax cuts and the wanbabee Conservatives slaver over it. However, they have not ruled out increasing VAT, thus negating any gain they promised the sheeple.
As to your opinion of Mr Corbyn; I certainly respect that. However, Clement Attlee didn't have the vast political experience, that Winston Churchill possessed, but the British people chose him anyway.
After all, Mr Corbyn is the leader of the Labour party, but he is only one person and the majority of Parliament has to endorse his policies. If he is elected, the UK will decide if he is fit for purpose, otherwise he will be replaced, just like Tony Blair was.