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Jeremy Corbyn re-elected party leader

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Jeremy Corbyn re-elected party leader

Just as the subject says really, but this time with a higher % of the vote Funny

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37461219

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Re: Jeremy Corbyn re-elected party leader

That comes as no surprise.

I guess many of those who voted for him are supporters of the Tory party although all the other parties will benefit from that decision come the general election

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Re: Jeremy Corbyn re-elected party leader

While I'm relieved to think that the bickering might abate a little bit, I'm still waiting for signs of leadership. Maybe the bigger mandate might make him speak out a little more because he's been so ineffective as to be nigh on non-existent so far. FYI I tend not to vote because none of the offerings really inspire confidence - and it's getting to be a long wait.

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Hard to imagine Labour Party members, newly registered supporters, affiliated trade union and socialist society supporters at £25 for just that single vote being crypto Tories, that would be a bigger surprise than Jeremy Corbyn being odds on to win the next general election.

All credit to the guy anyway, seems like a decent chap.... even if he does tilt at windmills!

 

 

 

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Re: Jeremy Corbyn re-elected party leader

Tend not to vote? 

You could always vote independent or Monster Raving Loony.

Never ever waste your democratic rights as they were hard won and can so easily be lost. 

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Re: Jeremy Corbyn re-elected party leader

I think that's an argument that works better for women, who took a while longer to get a vote than did "non-elite" men. However I see it as a democratic right not to participate. Besides, if Apple can dictate tax policy in Ireland and Mylan can price according to whim and not social duty - and get minimal meaningful political blowback, we have a new lot of masters on the horizon for whom the current "democratic" process is irrelevant! What's worse, they're being ushered in by the ones we elect to represent us.

I don't think having the vote and not using it is quite in the same category as joining the armed forces and choosing not to fight in wars because "they're pointless". It might be a right, but it isn't a duty. If I was American I'd vote for Clinton as a damage limitation measure - that's what I'd do here.

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Labour Sad  has gone down the Pan with numpty , he may as well go with Trump Lips are sealed

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Not voting is not exercising a democratic right, it's not doing anything.

In all honesty and without wanting to sound rude, I find it extremely difficult to enter into a discussion on politics with anybody that did not vote. It's like arguing about the finer points of a motor car with the owner of a bicycle, or transubstantiation with an atheist.  

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http://newsthump.com/2016/09/24/labour-shake-up-successfully-completes-purge-of-voters-from-the-part...

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Mook wrote:

Just as the subject says really, but this time with a higher % of the vote Funny

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37461219


 

GOOD!!!!!!!!

 

Perhaps now MPs will start to realise that they must be accountable to the wishes of the people instead of their own self preserving interests. All the MPs that tried to get him out of the leadership should be ashamed of themselves. They're a total and utter disgrace. They've been repeatedly told by the public that Corbyn was popular and they repeatedly tried to stab him in the back. They should all now be removed from the party - they're the same as treasonists.

 

As for Jeremy himself, I think a lot of people need to give the guy a break. He's barely been in the job that long and then the brexit vote came up. Brexit won and suddenly it's all his fault and people want him out of the job? - Seriously? Thats pathetic.

The press have finally met their match. With every other politician, the more they've bad mouthed them the more unpopular that politician has become with the public. They've tried it again with Corbyn and it's failed - miserably. He is now political Teflon - nothing will stick. You got to hand it to the guy, he's faced incredible odds that were against him and he's come out on top.

 

I watched him live on one of those sunday politics shows a week or two back and quite frankly, while he IS quite laid back, I don't actually see him as a bad guy. Every other PM we've had since John Major has been pretty aggressive about screwing the nation in every way possible. JC actually seems to be looking at the whole thing from a different and misunderstood perspective that few seem to understand. I think  thats whats worrying the rich / media - that he doesn't seem to have their interests at heart as much as they'd like.

Is it actually wrong that we have a laid back potential PM? - All the others have been blood thirsty warlords who have been stoking the hornet nests in the middle east for years. Perhaps this guy will actually end that tradition and bring the UK back to its senses.

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All views expressed are my own but you can express them too if you want to be right about everything like I am.
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Re: Jeremy Corbyn re-elected party leader

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Well I am not to sure about some  of the points you make, fully agree he is a nice chap and lives in modest accommodation when compared to many other so called Labour MP's who are more interested in feathering their nests rather than being honest and speaking the truth.

Having said that I do not think he is a strong person, several MP's who opposed him were subject to verbal abuse and some have been told they will be deselected if they do not support him. The first MP to stand against him withdrew due to the threats made against her.

I Have not looked at it in detail but one of the major financial backers of of the party has withdrawn his support due to some remarks made against Jews.

Corbyn has failed to crack down on this type of behaviour because,'he is a nice guy', but he is not a leader, other people are pulling his strings.

Personally I think it's RIP for the Labour party

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Not voting is not exercising a democratic right, it's not doing anything.

In all honesty and without wanting to sound rude, I find it extremely difficult to enter into a discussion on politics with anybody that did not vote. It's like arguing about the finer points of a motor car with the owner of a bicycle, or transubstantiation with an atheist.  


There are times when you can be so overwhelmed with the information available, some of which is likely to be incorrect, that it becomes impossible to make a decision.

Politics is like religion there are so many facts and opinions available it becomes impossible to sort fact from fiction so how do you make a decision in such cases ? ie you remain undecided, or do not vote.

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Re: Jeremy Corbyn re-elected party leader

Why not just go down and spoil you ballot paper then? Undecided

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Re: Jeremy Corbyn re-elected party leader

Because where I live it's usually raining and I would get wet !

 

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