New definition of success

The Guardian reports:

Jeremy Corbyn’s biggest trade union backer has said he does not believe Labourwill win the election but would have fought a successful campaign if it keeps 200 seats, although that would be the party’s worst result since 1935.

The intervention by Len McCluskey, the general secretary of Unite, overshadowed the launch of Labour’s election manifesto, which set out £50bn spending pledges and higher rates of tax for those earning over £80,000 and £123,000.

The union leader blamed a hostile media for the scale of the task of turning around the leader’s image in the minds of voters, but added that Corbyn would have succeeded even if he won slightly fewer seats than the 229 the party held in the last parliament.

So their worst result since 1935 will be regarded as a success.

In NZ Labour seem to think only getting their 2nd or 3rd worst result since 1922 will be regarded as a huge achievement.

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