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Rod Liddle

The hatred that Martin Amis and Jeremy Corbyn have in common

The novelist’s attack on the Labour leader reveals his disdain for a vast slice of the public, and may provoke sympathy votes

29 October 2015

9:00 AM

29 October 2015

9:00 AM

Everyone loves an underdog. It doesn’t matter how incompetent they might be — indeed, incompetence works in their favour. You do not expect underdogs to be adept, do you? It doesn’t really matter how vile, otiose or absurd their beliefs are, either. So long as they are up against someone more powerful, a certain sentimental section of the population will be rooting for them.

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