There appears to be some confusion in the Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn is hiding in the shadows with the ghosts of the party past. Is there no firm hand at the tiller?

Jeremy Corbyn

One could only say that Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader must have had a late night after his rather slipshod performance on the BBC's 'Andrew Mar' programme on Sunday morning. He once again seemed like your kindly granddad, come to talk about his favourite after dinner coffee rather than any matters of extreme gravitas that may affect us all. Notwithstanding his abysmal showing in the weekend polls (25%) against the conservatives (48%) and a personal poll rating against the PM with a disparity of 36%; he should be worried, certainly not jovial.

When asked about his foreign policy he swore to stop all air strikes in Syria, pull troops out of Nato and claimed that Trident would not be renewed and not only would our Nuclear Capability be diminished, but even if we had any, it would not be used; this, of course, is contrary to the Labour Party line. At heart, Jeremy Corbyn is as he always was, a backbencher. He has never understood that with the leadership of a party come decisions, with the leadership of a country come even bigger ones. North Korea, has not gone away. Nor has ISIS who in a matter of time may have some sort of Nuclear capability and will certainly not hesitate to use it. As much as we would like to be ideological, CND is just that, an idea that few others will sign up to.

It is only by showing strength, that we can hope to win in the brinkmanship of politics.

The also-rans

What should really strike terror into all our hearts is the prospect of Jacob Marley, sorry I meant Tony Blair, saying he will arise from his pit of opulence, gird himself with the sword of justice, cover himself in the cloak of righteousness and fight for us poor, downtrodden masses as he did afore.

Not realising how much lasting damage he has already done to the Labour Party, it is probably not inconceivable that he could not resist another bite at the same cherry, and do it all again in the same way.

Tim Farron, the churchgoing leader of the Lib-Dems has a little problem with the word "gay." It appears that no matter the number of times he has been asked to explain his stance on the matter, he cannot bring himself to do so.

The idea that a prospective candidate for Prime Minister still has a problem with this in the 21st Century really makes you wonder how they would stand on a more pressing matter?

Oh, and not to be left in the shadows, Paul Nuttall leader of UKIP has refused to confirm or deny that he would be standing in the election, but states that part of his party's Manifesto pledges would be the banning of the burka from everyday use. Well, that's okay -- a firm hand at the tiller there then?