Is that the fault of people though? Or is it that we don't just trust what people say but how they say it and where they say it.
I think Boris Johnson is the greatest threat to the union since Spanish Flu so don't take this as being pro Johnson in any way, but most people engage with politicians through the media - BBC, C4, talk radio, the like.
Corbyn effectively refuses to do long form interviews with almost all these outlets - I've seen him on Marr a few times, but I see Blair on these things more often than I do Corbyn, and that's nuts. And that creates a vacuum where instead of engaging with what Corbyn actually says, much of which I have sympathy with, they engage with what people say about Corbyn. That's counterproductive.
I do get that Corbyn doesn't like confrontation, and that's ...I mean it's odd, but we're all humans, so it's fine I suppose. But when Johnson is prepared to go out and be made an idiot of in Leeds, Manchester, what have you, be called a liar to his face, and respond politely, that gives him a certain 'walk it like he talks it' credibility. I only ever see Corbyn talking at rallies he's passionate about - never at potentially hostile environments. That makes him look shifty.
Basically, what I'm saying is, at what point do we stop blaming 'people' and start blaming 'Corbyn'?