Telling the voters what to do

Sadiq Khan 's in today's paper, telling Labour supporters that Corbyn can't win an election, so they need to vote for Owen Smith. According to Khan, one of Corbyn's crimes is that he didn't tell Labour voters to vote remain, and that's why the referendum was lost. 

I think he's missing the point. The big Brexit message - among all the other murkier smaller messages - is that people don't like being told what to do. They may be bolshie or irrational, but they're certainly not docile, so although Khan is entitled to his point of view, he shouldn't assume that just because he puts it in the paper, we're going to do it. How will people vote? If Corbyn wins will he approach the MPs any differently - and vice versa? Who knows? It's all up in the air, and the certainties have gone.