Is it sufficiently safe to come out now?
Fucking hell people, I thought England was a screwy place to be born in but my god. We have this thing called DEMOCRACY. We have argued with countries and had wars with others where democracy doesn’t exist. We have it but some people want to revoke it as a vote they thought they’d win didn’t go their way?
Anyway, that’s all I’ll say further on the matter of second, third and infinity referendums apart from to clear up:
I do not support Trump being the next President. I think he is a dangerous warmongering twat BUT being that the American people have voted in ex-movie stars of negligible ability, there is every possibility that he will win. And no matter who wins, when we are a tiny island with no great shakes in the armed up to the balls stakes compared to America, it’s nice that we can enjoy a special relationship with them and hide when the inevitable war occurs.
I have never, ever voted UKIP. Nor would I want to.
So, moving on. The party I do vote for.
Seriously, what the actual is going on there?
I’m no political expert, more a pundit, but it seems to me the Parliamentary Labour Party are killing the whole team from the inside.
The fact is, if Brexit can teach us anything, and it really should teach our elected members a big few home truths, is that for too long, the needs of the few have outweighed the rest of us.
I have long cried that we’re seen as plebs and here for the jobs the Toffs don’t want.
Well, the Plebs seriously gave a clear voice and vote on just how much they’ve had it up to here with Toff Politician one after the other running the country.
For too long, we’ve had a powerful version of an Eton Old Boys Club in office, and they have no concept of what the majority in the country, many of whom now have tough choices to make as they see their outgoings exceeding their income, want.
Since the Austerity measures came into place, whereby we were told everyone had to make sacrifices, it isn’t the minority who have suffered.
Food banks have been taking the strain, people have to choose between heating and food, kids are going to school hungry and yet many are working longer hours just to pay rent.
If the PLP had any kind of sense, they could have capitalised on this result and frankly taken power off the Tories for years to come.
Yes, Corbyn may be a bit of a scruff. He may not have posh connections.
Look at Blair, and then Cameron.
Both charismatic men. Both fond of rousing speeches that go nowhere.
Both epic utter prats and posh one’s who are self serving and only interested in their old school ties.
I am personally sick of the Elections race being run like a gameshow, almost like X Factor. That’s reality TV, not politics that makes a massive change to the country and affects people’s lives.
Blair is responsible for the shit we’re in without a doubt. He led us into a war which we could not win, in a country we have made worse, causing deaths of our armed forces, and the deaths of civilians. What is he doing now? Earning millions in speech giving.
Cameron had no concept of the way the vote would go on Brexit, he was completely out of touch with the electorate, and I’m personally glad he is going soon.
Corbyn is grass roots. He is liked by students as he has quite rightly stood up for them in regards the unfair fees they have to pay.
He is liked by single parents who he said in his maiden leadership speech get a raw deal in terms of work and raising their child/ren.
He is liked by the old school Union side of Labour, always previously a big deal when it came to the party as a whole but who had been sidelined in favour of “Tory in a Red tie” politics of the Blairite years.
You only have to look online at the petitions, the tweets, the blog posts to know that Corbyn is well liked.
He won the biggest ever majority in a Leadership battle, and has continued to add new members to the party.
Under him, we now have a Labour London Mayor. We have new seats in previously held Tory strong points after the Local elections.
His problem? The PLP didn’t want him, they wanted Burnham, to continue the smarmy version of Labour we have all come to grow tired of. It may have worked in 96, at the height of the London love in of Britpop and Euro 96. But it has grown as old and weathered as Gazza.
All “Blairs children” such as myself have seen after he left power has been misery and despair, in this country and others. We have become worse off and far more disillusioned than our parent’s ever were under Maggie. He made this country worse than it’s ever been.
Margaret Hodge, who was the most vocal of the two who first lodged a no confidence notice against Jeremy argues daily that they don’t like that he wasn’t very vocal on the Remain side. He didn’t contact Alan Johnson who led the Labour campaign to stay.
Erm, Margaret, love, I don’t recall seeing YOU being very vocal either.
If Alan Johnson was happy to campaign, then that’s up to him, who told him to in the first place?
If Corbyn did indeed vote Leave, then that should be shouted from the rooftops! So did 52% of the country!
At a time when our elected leading government has been proven to be so out of touch, Labour could, and should, have capitalised on this fact. Who wants a team making decisions that only 48% agree with?
Especially when you consider that people are so up in arms about the fact the Conservatives are stalling on Article 50 until the Autumn, we have a possibility of the worst possible Tories getting in without being voted as PM (Johnson, Gove, May I’m looking at you bunch), the only no confidence vote that should have been lodged in Westminster should have come from the Labour party in respect of the government, triggering an election that I am almost certain the Tories would have been humiliated in.
Instead, the PLP are arguing amongst themselves, with their “corridor coup”. This has nothing to do with Brexit, but everything to do with the PLP not getting their own way last year.
I am glad that Jeremy finally sacked Hilary Benn. A warmonger on a par with Blair, his own father would have been shamed by his stance on Europe, and on Syrian airstrikes. If the Blairite masses want to leave then great.
Look at their media heavy behavior (led, many believe, by Chief Blair spin Doctor Alastair Campbell from inside his PR team), they are on BBC News and others every day, they cannot wait to slag their leader off. That in itself is shocking, and any internal wranglings should have been kept within the party.
The prospective new Leader they want is unheard of, and if we do have an election imminently, it doesn’t give her time to make her mark, leading the way for the far more heard of Tory prospects to romp home in a “better the devil you know” scenario that we UK voters are known for.
It makes no sense to put someone up, in either party, who was vocally in support of the Remain campaign. Again, they lost, so who wants another out of touch with the majority person in power?
To win the next election- whenever it happens- all parties need to get the media on side, the electorate on side, and their party on side. They need to be vocal on what way they feel is next for us and the EU, quash this ridiculous second referendum, and fight, tooth and nail, for our rights as we leave.
All anyone knows regards Labour is that the Parliamentary lot all hate each other, all hate Corbyn, and have no concept of the fact that he is the most popular leader they’ve ever had- more so than even Blair, who seems to have been granted a Sainthood by them.
Meanwhile, the Tories are being rather polite, and any anger within is kept more or less where it should be- internally and out of the press.
Corbyn, in all of this, has acted as cool as a cucumber, whilst his party disintegrates around him. That makes me respect him even more.
He could get out there and slag the leavers to death. He hasn’t. He has merely gone about his normal routine of meeting supporters and has said, again quite rightly, that if we had of gone to the EU with a strong purpose and told them we were unhappy and changes needed to be made, maybe we wouldn’t have voted leave.
The scary part is, and something I think many have not yet realised is that if the party which would have been most likely to get voted for by the disillusioned majority are too busy fighting internally with each other, and we have the real prospect of NHS hating Gove, useless on Immigration May, and Boris- how is he not a fake comedy Politician- Johnson in the PM seat, who is the alternative?
With an increase in racist incidents bringing shame to the country, the only party who is not arguing publicly, who has had a leader go and give as good as he got to the EU Parliament on Monday, and is smug in the knowledge they have long been in step with the electorate is UKIP and Farage.
So, for the good of us all PLP, shut up, leave Corbyn alone, and let him fight for every single seat he can get.
Even if that means admitting he voted Leave.