Kenneth Clarke is a major figure in the Conservative Party (a former Chancellor, Home Secretary, Lord Chancellor, Justice Secretary, Education Secretary and Health Secretary).
As he told The Huffington Post:
“Don’t underestimate Jeremy Corbyn. He’s a nice guy.
“It’s not certain he will lose an election. Michael Foot, who stood on a much more left wing platform in 1983, was miles ahead before the election.
“If you have another recession or if the Conservative Government becomes very unpopular, he could win.
“In difficult times the party with the duty of government can become unpopular.
“He will be difficult to campaign against.”