The Brighton honeymoon will soon be all too brief – next in the Corbyn diary is a date with David Cameron at Prime Minister’s Questions.
Sky’s Deputy Political Editor Joey Jones said Mr Corbyn’s approach proved effective, allowing him to set a measured low-key tone.
Speaking about Mr Corbyn’s quick rise to power, he said: “That shows he is good at mobilising people in large numbers”.
Mr Corbyn has been heavily criticised – including by members of his own front bench – after remaining silent while David Cameron and others sang the anthem during a Battle of Britain commemoration at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Pure theatre. That’s how British Parliament’s weekly question-and-answer session is viewed with verbal jousting between the prime minister and the leader of the opposition on matters of government policy or direction.
The veteran left-wingers performance will be welcomed by the Corbyn camp, following a rocky start to his leadership.
Two of the most interesting appointments are Lord Falconer, who will stay on as shadow justice secretary, and Heidi Alexander, the new shadow health secretary.
“I want to thank to the enormous democratic exercise that took place that allowed me to become the Labour party leader”, said Corbyn in his opening statement in parliament”.
The Bolton South East MP suggested that Mr Corbyn’s performance was an improvement on his predecessors.
Despite the sober tone of the Commons encounter, Mr Cameron did not entirely resist the opportunity to go on the attack, repeatedly warning that the high-quality public services which Mr Corbyn demanded would not be affordable without a strong economy.
The new Labour leader has crowd-sourced the questions for his first appearance, receiving more than 40,000 suggestions from supporters. “They looked as if they had just been told they were for the pot”.
He said: “I honestly believe Corbyn’s victory may be the best possible outcome for the Labour Party and can make us a force again both in Scotland and in the United Kingdom”.
But Mr Murray said: “These are all Labour Party people talking to themselves with the country listening when in actual fact we should be talking to and listening to the country – and that’s where the acid test will come in Jeremy’s leadership”.