Rocky start for new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn has come under attack from his own party for his choice of shadow cabinet members Credit: PA

It hasn't started well.

Jeremy Corbyn has been attacked on his own side for not promoting any women to the big jobs of Shadow Chancellor, Foreign and Home Secretaries.

Add to that his own essential maleness and that of his deputy Tom Watson and it may not be the look that many in the party think it should strive for.

Indeed, someone pointed out at the weekend that Mr Corbyn has actually married more women than he has promoted to senior roles.

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His pick of John McDonnell as Shadow Chancellor has given Labour's enemies more ammunition, given his previous support for the IRA and his poorly judged joke in 2010 about assassinating Margaret Thatcher.

The Conservatives have also launched an attack video targeting Jeremy Corbyn's own comments on Osama Bin Laden's death - apparently labelling it a "tragedy" - Britain's armed forces, and his links to Hezbollah, whom he at one point appeared to describe as "friends".

Oh, and Mr Corbyn looked furious as he blanked reporters' questions upon leaving Parliament last night.

So it hasn't started well - but Jeremy Corbyn has one advantage when it comes to people who don't already support him.

He is starting from a very low level of expectation.

Who's who in the new-look Labour shadow cabinet