"This Corbyn chap inhabits the centre ground. He’s a centrist, he’s not a radical." from the ever reliable +Robert Llewellyn
I couldn't agree more. Whilst we aren't a two party political nation like the USA the media certainly tried hard to make us think purely in those terms and generally in relation to left and right.
When the old left became New Labour, it would steal furtive and not so furtive steps to the right when it thought we weren't looking, (or didn't care because a step appealed particularly to our biases) resulting in Blair stealing of the middle ground.
Of course the Tory response was simply to retreat further right in an effort to be different and appeal to the party grandees for who they we too centrist anyway.
So this is how you can arrive at a situation where the left most party leader was a war hawk who leaned on his faith when deciding matters of life and death in the Middle East, who was infinitely closer to a Rumsfeld or a Cheney than to the John Smith whose power vacuum he entered and controlled after his premature death.
We have a centre right and a far right and Corbyn brings much needed balance at last. I hope he can hang on to the tigers tail.