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Jeremy Corbyn: statesman or scapegoat.

 
 
Lash
 
Reply Thu 30 Jun, 2016 08:22 am
He's heralded as the Bernie Sanders of Britain, an honest voice for the people; he's attacked routinely by the media for everything including biking... Who is he really? What does he represent?

Weigh in with your opinion and pertinent links.


https://www.google.com/amp/www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2016/06/london-mayor-khan-doesn-regret-corbyn-nomination-160630041257633.html?client=safari#
 
Lash
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jun, 2016 08:27 am
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/30/jeremy-corbyn-labour-party-rebel-mps?client=safari#

"The soul of the Labour Party."

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Lash
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jul, 2016 05:53 am
Something is definitely brewing around Corbyn. The Labout Party has increased at a historic rate as a coup against him narrowly failed. Are these supporters or detractors?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-party-gains-60000-new-members-following-attempted-coup-against-corbyn-a7112336.html
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mark noble
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jul, 2016 11:12 am
@Lash,
Corbyn is an idiot - He was (Coerced) pre-brexit and, like Cameron, Johnson, Gove, et al, is merely causing as much turmoil as possible to slow down the implementation of article 50.
But noone is falling for it.
I believe Farage will sneak in the backdoor, sometime soon.

Very few ppl follow the mediabased propaganda nowadays in (Everywhere outside the US).
Even sky, Rt and al jazeera are ignored.
It's good to check in on them and the BBC (Bollux Bought corp) To see what we aren't being told, though.
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Lash
 
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Reply Sat 2 Jul, 2016 01:56 am
Support for Corbyn Friday night in the streets.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/hundreds-turn-out-back-jeremy-11556717#ICID=sharebar_twitter
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Lash
 
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Reply Sat 2 Jul, 2016 02:00 am
An oldie, but a goodie: comparison of Jeremy and Bernie.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-35293178
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Sat 2 Jul, 2016 06:38 am
Quote:
But noone is falling for it.

Him out of Herman's Hermits?
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 2 Jul, 2016 06:41 am
@Tes yeux noirs,
Leaning on the lamppost?
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Sat 2 Jul, 2016 08:35 am
The one at the corner of the street.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 2 Jul, 2016 08:59 am
@Tes yeux noirs,
Actually, I've been there (as annoying as using a ferry in Liverpool: hearing those songs endlessly-repeating).
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Lash
 
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Reply Sun 3 Jul, 2016 01:35 am
Taunting Corbyn backer tweaks coup failers.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/jeremy-corbyn-leadership-coup-james-schneider-labour-party-no-confidence-vote-a7115491.html

I think I could get a job writing headlines for the Times.
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Sun 3 Jul, 2016 01:57 am
I find lots of interesting stuff in the Spectator, including this by Geoffrey Alderman, Professor of Politics & Contemporary History at the University of Buckingham:

Full article:

http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/06/jeremy-corbyn-absolutely-right-not-resign-labour-leader/

I quote here the first and last paragraphs, with which I am in absolute agreement:

Quote:
Jeremy Corbyn is absolutely right not to resign as Leader of the Labour Party. Those calling for his resignation – including those members of the Parliamentary Labour Party who supported the vote of no confidence against him – betray an astonishing misunderstanding of what the project called ‘The Labour Party’ is all about.

[...]

Jeremy Corbyn was, under this system [one member, one vote], elected Leader of the Labour Party by almost 60 per cent of the party membership. Yesterday the general secretaries of ten of the country’s largest trade unions pledged their continued confidence in Corbyn as Leader. If Labour MPs find this state of affairs uncomfortable, it is always open to them to resign their parliamentary seats and fight by-elections on this issue. That would be an honourable way out. If they recoil from this prospect, a period of silence on their parts would be very welcome.

Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 3 Jul, 2016 02:34 am
@Tes yeux noirs,
I totally agree that Corbyn shouldn't resign until a new leader got elected by all of Labour, not just some MP's.

He's the elected leader of the Labour Party, not of actual and former Labour voters.
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mark noble
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jul, 2016 09:41 am
Noone (Nobody) gives a damn about Corbyn, Cameron, Blair, May,Sturgeon, Clegg, Gove...... et al - The UK (populace) is totally, UTTERLY, and BEYONDBELIEFEDLY focused on WALES VS PORTUGAL in the Euros in 2 HRS and 18 mins, 21 seconds, hence....
Lash
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jul, 2016 06:44 pm
@mark noble,
I'm watching. We're "football" fans over here. Based on nothing more than an emotional affinity to classic lit, Mr. DH Lawrence particularly, I'm hoping for Wales though they're down by two.
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Lash
 
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Reply Sun 10 Jul, 2016 03:42 am
Corbyn under attack from all sides.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/10/jeremy-corbyn-challenge-labour-executive-leadership-ballot?client=safari#
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 10 Jul, 2016 05:19 am
@Lash,
Lash wrote:
Corbyn under attack from all sides.
Hundreds of thousands of people elected him - I can't imagine that those now really oppose him.

And it might well be that the majority of the 113,000 who have signed up for Labour membership since the referendum have joined to support Corbyn.

The crucial issue now, however, is whether Corbyn is automatically entitled to be placed on the ballot paper, or whether he must seek the nomination of at least 50 MPs and MEPs.
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Sun 10 Jul, 2016 05:27 am
I elected him as a Labour Party member, I still support him, my local MP resigned from the Shadow Cabinet so I am not happy with her.

Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 10 Jul, 2016 05:58 am
@Tes yeux noirs,
I've attended party meetings (as guest, foreigners besides Irish can't become members [thus I'm only a Fabian]), where a than Parliamentary Under Secretary of State resp. Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs had been "booed" (different topics) and lost a lot confidence (and votes in the next election).
Lash
 
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Reply Sun 10 Jul, 2016 06:31 am
Opinion about news coverage re Corbyn. (this resonates with American Sanders supporters)

I think the unknown and definitely unelected power structures that operate behind the scenes in powerful countries like the US and Britain use their mouthpieces in "journalism" and politics to squash populist candidates.

I think this is responsible for attacks on Corbyn and blackballing of Sanders (and the disgusting continued slither of HRC toward the presidency.)

Corbyn and the press. https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/07/jeremy-corbyn-media-coup-bbc-labour/
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