I watched Jeremy Corbyn's news conference yesterday in the sorry aftermath of the Copeland by-election, a safe Labour seat which the party held for over eighty years under a succession of .
Not since the 1980s and the days of Margaret Thatcher has the Government of the day won a by-election from the official opposition.
The Labour leader's answer to this unprecedented state of affairs is that whoever or whatever is responsible for Labour's collapse in the polls - it has nothing to do with him.
After all Jeremy has a 'big mandate', as he's fond of reminding everyone, but still the voters remain completely unimpressed.
But if you ask me, Jezza's a political albatross around his party's neck.