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  • Premier Icon mrmonkfinger
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    Was Jeremy Corbyn calling on the Government work with the EU he hates so much to get more kit?

    No, a different EU. Anyway it was Gordon Brown suggesting it in the first place and Jezza’s just saying ‘do what that Brown chap says’. Oh, plus, it’s not really the EU its a “global” response thingyummydoodah.

    Premier Icon binners
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    There are some absolute gems on that Twitter thread

    Premier Icon cranberry
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    Time for Agent Corb to come in from the cold and be enobled as the greatest ever Conservative secret agent – Labour could never have been smashed this badly from the outside:

    Conservatives hit 54% in new poll

    Premier Icon MSP
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    Conservatives hit 54% in new poll

    In a poll of conservative party members, jesus wept.

    Premier Icon kelvin
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    Mixing two things up there. The Tories are indeed polling above 50% in recent polls. The minister ratings are members only (a positive rating for Liz Truss gives that away).

    Labour have stayed pretty steady at about 30% this year.

    Premier Icon gauss1777
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    Source: ConservativeHome survey of party members

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    Oh, and

    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Premier Icon binners
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    Yes, but he won the argument. Apaprently.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Should you be interested, here’s Jeermy’s parting words to members that we got by email this morning

    Dear Binners,

    I hope you and your family are keeping safe and well. I would especially like to thank the thousands of you working in key jobs and professions and those organising in mutual aid groups to help your local community.

    As I stand down as Leader, I also want to thank you for all the support you have given the party, and me personally, over the last four and a half years. It has been the honour of my life to lead this party. Our members are my inspiration, and I am so proud that we have become a party of nearly 600,000 strong. I have made it a priority to meet members in every part of our country, and I learned so much from you.

    So many of the issues we have been campaigning on over the past few years have been thrown into even sharper relief by the Coronavirus crisis. It has highlighted the underfunding in our NHS and social care as a result of damaging and counter-productive austerity, the lack of employment rights at work, the scandalously low level of welfare benefits, as well as housing insecurity and homelessness.

    It has also reminded everyone how the people who keep our society running are not the hedge fund billionaires, but the cleaners, nurses, care workers and supermarket staff – so often women and migrant workers on low pay. The strength of our party is that it is rooted in our workplaces and communities in all their diversity.

    Over the past five years we have changed the agenda on austerity and how the economy is run. In 2015, opposing austerity was seen as radical; today it is the political mainstream. A majority of the public supports Labour on issues such as public ownership and higher taxes on the richest. We now look forward as a party of economic inclusion, climate justice, peace and human rights.

    Of course, we could have achieved so much in government, and I am sorry that under my leadership we did not get there. In 2017 we came close, winning the biggest increase in the popular vote since 1945. Sadly, the 2019 election was a Brexit election and our attempt to bridge the gap between Leave and Remain voters was unsuccessful.

    I firmly believe that together we have the ideas, policies, energy and organisation to win a Labour government next time. We can build a society based on social justice, equality, and care for our environment. But it will not come about unless we fight for it.

    Our party grew out of local communities and that is where we must focus our efforts, just as we always have. I will continue to campaign on the issues and principles that have motivated me as Leader, as an MP, as a councillor and as a party member for more than 50 years. I can assure you my voice will not be stilled. I’ll be out there campaigning for socialism, peace and justice, and I feel sure we’ll be doing that together.

    Best wishes,

    Jeremy Corbyn

    I’m getting quite emotional reading it

    Premier Icon kelvin
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    Good letter.

    Premier Icon binners
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    He sensibly avoided numbered bullet points 😀

    Premier Icon RustySpanner
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    I also want to thank you for all the support you have given the party, and me personally, over the last four and a half years.

    They’ve sent you the wrong letter.

    Premier Icon sargey
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    So jezza was married, who new?!!!

    Premier Icon kelvin
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    Everyone?

    Premier Icon DrJ
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    Conservatives hit 54% in new poll

    Let’s see how that stands up when the morgues start filling.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Every Conservative Club in the country will be flying its flag at half-mast today to mourn Grandad shuffling off to the allotment.

    I’m sure they’ll have something lined up in the honours list to show their appreciation for his services to the Tory party

    Premier Icon RustySpanner
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    I’m sure they’ll have something lined up in the honours list to show their appreciation for his my services to the Tory party

    🙂

    Premier Icon kelvin
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    That’s twice in a row you’ve made me laugh out loud Rusty!

    Premier Icon binners
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    Oi Rusty! You bloody communist!!!

    😃

    Premier Icon RustySpanner
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    Premier Icon BillMC
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    Between 2000 and 2017 the steepest decline in the number of NHS hospital beds was under New Labour. There seems to be a few deferential types who seem to think public school and Oxbridge types are ‘natural born leaders’ (and comedians), people we can look up to, people with the right manner, bearing and accent. Blair, Jacob and Boris would be so touched to see them celebrating down at ‘spoons and Greggs.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/03/labours-new-leader-corbynism-more-relevant?fbclid=IwAR2pT4S-uT6yslJgvzDst15g1ImAyCfbX7lVG91tUYTKk0Ua5dHDlKfT4mE

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    Between 2000 and 2017 the steepest decline in the number of NHS hospital beds was under New Labour.

    Was a trend all across developed world

    A lot of care moved from NHS to social sector. Which was fine.

    But when austerity came in and social sector was decimated by cuts, that fed back into NHS & led to chronic bed blocking

    Premier Icon cranberry
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    Indeed – it is rather a shame that between 1997 and 2010 Labour had spent all the money, maxed out the credit card and caused austerity.

    You think that people would understand this and learn, but not everyone does.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    Youd think after seeing the damage caused by austerity & it causing the slowest ever recovery from a recession, whilst doubling the national debt, such that Johnson was just elected on a campaign of Keynesian stimulus promises, (too late to reverse the damage wreaked upon the NHS by the last decade)

    You’d think that people would understand &learn that austerity was always an idealogical choice that has only made things worse, but not everyone does.

    Premier Icon ctk
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    OMFG maxed out the credit card! Ffs

    Premier Icon ctk
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    Labour borrow less

    Premier Icon ransos
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    Indeed – it is rather a shame that between 1997 and 2010 Labour had spent all the money, maxed out the credit card and caused austerity.

    Not sure if serious.

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    Indeed – it is rather a shame that between 1997 and 2010 Labour had spent all the money, maxed out the credit card and caused austerity.

    You think that people would understand this and learn, but not everyone does.

    Utter bilge.

    The crash was caused by global issues like sub prime lending in the US. At its highest under labour the UK spent a smaller % of GDP on service than most european countries. Austerity was a political choice in the name of ideology

    Premier Icon stumpyjon
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    NHS has been in trouble as long as I can remember, that’s over 30 years. I don’t think it will ever have the funding some people want. Don’t forget even during austerity (in reality it was a real squeeze, not like what’s coming due to Brexit and the virus) NHS funding was increased in real terms, just not enough to keep pace with demand. That’s the key, the social care sector needs sorting, starting with inheritance,if you won’t or can’t look after your parents it still needs paying for, their money should go into their care first before you get a nice cash windfall. That would free up more cash for those without. Also need to tackle the rising demand, probably starting with obesity. Little has really been done to reduce that in society.

    Premier Icon chestrockwell
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    No, no, you’re all getting it wrong. It’s perfectly fine to blame the previous global crisis on Labour but you are a disgusting, vile non-patriot if you blame the current global crisis on the Conservatives, or at least their lack of action and poor decision making.

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    Keir Starmer !!!!

    Premier Icon rone
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    https://news.sky.com/story/labour-antisemitism-investigation-will-not-be-sent-to-equality-commission-11972071

    Because there’s never been any attempt from the inside of the party to undermine Corbyn…

    I suspect this is the tip of the iceberg.

    Premier Icon squirrelking
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    The report also claims Sam Matthews, who served first as Head of Disputes and then as acting Head of the Governance and Legal Unit, “rarely replied or took any action, and the vast majority of times where action did occur, it was prompted by other Labour staff directly chasing this themselves”.

    It states that there was a failure to develop “detailed or coherent guidelines for investigating complaints based on social media conduct” and a failure to “implement the Macpherson principle of logging and investigating complaints of racism as racism”.

    Following what the report describes as a “systematic review” of all complaints received between November 2016 to February 2018, it claims investigations were initiated into only 34 of the more than 300 complaints received in relation to antisemitism.

    “At least half of these warranted action, many of them in relation to very extreme forms of antisemitism, but were ignored. Almost all of these complaints were forwarded from one inbox to another, and many of them were identified as Labour members and sent to the Head of Disputes, Sam Matthews, for action”, the report claims.

    In a statement to Sky News responding to the leaked report, Sam Matthews said: “This latest episode comes as no surprise to me, as an effort by a disgruntled faction who are floundering in their attempts to blame others in order to distract from matters that will be investigated by the EHRC and the Courts.

    A bad boy did it and ran away.

    Premier Icon piemonster
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    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jun/18/dysfunctional-toxic-culture-led-to-labour-defeat-major-report-finds

    Article on the report into the 2019 election by Labour group Labour Together

    Premier Icon BillMC
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    Interesting why so many key people were not interviewed. Can’t imagine why.

    Premier Icon binners
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    In other news, an extensive survey has recently concluded that the pope is indeed a Catholic.

    Did the report include a total as to how many millions of pounds of union members subs were used to pay off the contracts Jeremy’s chums awarded themselves, in their last act of comradely socialism, the week before the election hammering?

    Interesting why so many key people were not interviewed.

    They are irked that the report’s authors did not interview several key figures, including party directors Karie Murphy and Seumas Milne, the former general secretary Jenny Formby, and Corbyn himself.

    Perhaps they had difficulty tracking them down after they’d all trousered their huge pay-offs and ****ed off back to their 3 million pound Islington townhouses to count their money? Maybe they’re on holiday in Venezuela? Maybe they’re snowed under with requests for work as consultants in how to mastermind successful political campaigns?

    Premier Icon SamB
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    Ah it all makes sense now! The prescient labour right knew that nefarious Corbyn and friends would trouser huge pay-offs [citation needed] in 2019, so it is only right that they undermined the party at every turn and fed antisemitism “stories” to the press. Good job!

    Premier Icon dazh
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    This would have been quite a good report had it addressed the anti-semitism issue and how it fuelled the very factionalism which they rightly highlight as a major problem. Unfortunately they didn’t do that, and as such this report is next to useless as a tool to build the coalition that Ed Miliband is going on about in the papers this morning. It’s another piece of evidence that Starmer isn’t interested in coalition building and is instead pursuing a scorched earth policy. Very sad, and ultimately a big mistake because this time the left won’t sit quiet as they did with Blair. We can probably look forward(?) to a split before the next election. Boris will be very happy.

    Premier Icon binners
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    The prescient labour right knew that nefarious Corbyn and friends would trouser huge pay-offs [citation needed] in 2019

    Here you go:

    Corbyn Chiefs Milne and Murphy In Line For Pay-Offs Despite Labour’s Election Defeat

    And then just to add insult to injury

    Labour party staff angry at handling of possible redundancies

    We’re all in this together, comrade.

    Oh… erm… maybe not

    Premier Icon nickc
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    Labour pays out a six figure sum to apologise to whistle blowers

    stand by for the following :

    There is no Labour antisemitism/ big fuss over nothing

    Funny how this is news now that the Tories…blah blah blah

    Corbyn isn’t racist

    Jewish controlled right wing media…

    Premier Icon binners
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    Apparently, Jeremy and co are going to legally challenge the outcome.

    Here you go. Obviously the one you’ve been using isn’t big enough…

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