Do you really think it would have made that much difference had he fallen in line with the kind of dreadful campaign waged by the remain camp? Arguably, by acknowledging his criticisms of the EU, he was more likely to get a hearing from sceptical Labour voters. He may have been a bit slow in getting going but towards the end he was all over the country putting the case.
As for the result, I just feel numb. And full of dread as to what will happen after a campaign that has been so divisive in so many ways, especially encouraging xenophobia.
Well it was always going to be a tough challenge, as so much of the labour base was already for Leave.
But i think that just as Cameron fell on his sword, Corbyn has to. The stakes were incredibly high, not just for the EU but the Uk union. Not to mention the rightwing coup in the Tory party which was always a big part of matters.
He had to try pull out every stop to prevent this, just a small portion more of labour voters could have saved things. But he didn't.
Corbyn earned the right to give the leadership a good go - but now people have to wake up to the fact they are going nowhere with him now, in my view.