Labour were blamed for the global economic crisis of 2008; later it was said they had not shored up the economy meaning that when the US created crisis began to roll out across the world the country was quickly out of cash.
But right now the next big global crisis is making waves which will hit the UK soon.
Chancellor George Osborne has been in post since 2005 so will he take some of the blame? Will people no longer trust the Tories on the ecomony?
Probably not as it is not so much a lack of trust but how voters are manipulated to react and think.
But it's a Labour party fact that party activists need to convince floating voters and more that Mr Corbyn will be a good leader for Britain; we in the party have already realised that is true but it is convincing non-believers and that must not involve bullying and abuse.
Yes it's dispiriting that the morning after a good election win the New Statesman is running such an opinion piece but we must never forget that currently Labour is splitting itself into two and both the Progress and Momentum sections appear to outsiders as at odds.
That must stop, but it does explain why some press negativity about Corbyn is not necessarily from the usual Tory suspects.
Winning by elections has to be a precursor to Labour winning a future General election in the UK but as that is more than four years away we must not be complacent.
Protest votes locally may or may not result in General Election success.
The Labour Party has a mountain to climb if it wants to silence the right wing sections of the mainstream media and party enemies within and outside of the party.
But it must start with convincing the doubters that Mr Corbyn is prime ministerial material.
Newington Ward Thanet:
It was a safe Labour ward but was lost to Ukip in 2015. "The by-election was caused by the resignation of former councillor Vince Munday, who has moved to Thailand."
The results were:
Karen Constantine: 288 (Labour) - WIN
Duncan Smithson (UKIP): 229
Adam Dark (Con): 156
Ian Driver (Green): 20
Alan Hodder (Independent): 49
Grahame Birchall (ind): 10
Jordan Williams (Lib Dem): 12
Who is Karen Constantine?
"I'm a proud hard working mother and grand mother. I’m committed to getting a better and fairer deal for Newington.As Regional Head for the Royal College of Midwives, I know first hand how important good health care is for all, as is decent work, training and education. As a trade unionist I can help you and your families to solve problems at work."