- Jeremy Corbyn
Since this thread got revived did JC ever confirm/deny walking out the the meeting ‘cos of Chukka?
Vince Cable says he did and the Labour spokesman didn’t deny it (more confirmed it really). So is it a fact that this happened and if so specifically what was the problem? Was it really just an objecting to a non-party leader being there? If so seems a bit petty given the gravity of the situation. Alternatively if it was just an excuse to avoid the meeting and getting tarnished with some of the blame for this farce it’s a pretty unfortunate issue to have picked.
So has it been denied outright anywhere? My google-fu is weak on this one.Posted 1 month agoNorthwindSubscriber
Whatever his exact reasons were, it was another timewasty May stunt and he gave it more respect than it deserved. Remember what the outcome was…
When she called for actual meaningful talks, he was there and took it a lot more seriously than she did. It’s a strange world if anyone can point the finger at Corbyn as being the problem in May’s inability to change or compromise.Posted 1 month agoroneSubscriber
Particularly like this most recent poll. (Sure they change all the time and ultimately mean nothing but if Binners gets to point how they have a mystery 10pt lag – then I can show this.)
Hanbury Strategy – 8th Apr
Lab : 39.9%
Con : 31.3%
UKIP : 8.2%
LDem : 7.7%
Grn : 4.6%
SNP : 3.9%
PC : 0.5%
Lab : 328 (+66)
Con : 228 (-90)
SNP : 48 (+13)
LDem : 23 (+11)
PC : 3 (-1)
Grn : 1 (=)
Ind : 1 (+1)
Changes with GE2017
— Flavible Politics (@flaviblePolitic) April 10, 2019
+8.6 pt lead.Posted 1 month ago
Or maybe his eyes have deteriorated
That can’t be right – it must be because he is a Marxist and an anti-Semite
<insert Life of Brian picture or hilarious reference to “Magic Grandpa”>
(Have I got the hang of this Corbyn-bashing yet? )
very good. Yes thats about itPosted 1 month agojohnx2Member
In this moment of national crisis, which politicians have done most to try to ensure risks of hard Brexit and dealless crashing out are minimised? Has it been the shitest main party leaders I can remember, IDS included? Nope. Cooper and Letwin have been about as effective as they could have been given their roles. How much better would the situation be if cooper was leader of the opposition? An effective and experienced leader, able to make things happen and carry people with her, and turn up the heat on a government so inefective it doesn’t warrant the name? Corbyn is part of the tragedyPosted 1 month agokimbersSubscriber
Other issues matter Mike?
So I completely disagree
if you think that the next 10 years of Brexit negotiations wont swallow up all of the next 2 parliament’s focus, exactly as it has for the last 3 you are being very very optimistic
the WA is only about 80% of the stuff we need to negotiatePosted 1 month ago
If Cooper had been leader she would have been in the same bind as Corbyn. Dealing with a badly split party. Lage number threatening to walk as he is too brexity and another large part threatening to walk if he is not brexity enough
Also Letwin nor any other Tories will support anything coming from the Labour leader. Do you really think Cooper has not been acting with at least tacit consent from the leadership?
These issues remain no matter who the leader is.
I cannot think of anyone who meets the description but as someone else said what labour need is someone who can energise adn sell an idea. Corbyn is not the man for that but I cannot think of another person in the labour movement who has Blair type salesmans ability – and even he I doubt could do it. Coooper certainly could not. Nor Starmer nor Watson.Posted 1 month agoscotroutesMember
This one by an actual polling organisation.Posted 1 month ago
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