Sunday, 25 September 2016

An Important Day for UK Politics.


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It's of little interest to the world outside the UK, in fact it's of little interest to most inside the UK. But yesterday the man in the above photo (a Mr Corbyn) was re-elected leader of the UK's Socialist (Marxist/Leninist) Party.

Everyone seems to be happy. His supporters are happy because their man won. His non-supporters are reasonably happy as it'll probably mean a definitive split in The Labour Party. And absolutely everyone else is very happy because it heralds the absence of Socialism in UK politics for the foreseeable future.

As good a reason as any to make September 24th into 'National Corbyn Day'.

Of course this does leave a void. All democracies require a viable opposition, and the UK no longer has one. The Dim/Libs are hopeless, UKip is a spent force, and the poor old Greenies have just ONE ineffectual (but quite cute) member of parliament.

UK politics can certainly now steer a calmer route towards the future, but she would be better served with a serious opposition party overseeing any excesses. Sadly this is no longer the case.

Look at his picture, and try to imagine this would-be Prime Minister meeting President Trump at the Gold Plated House (as it will be re-named).

No, Cro; I just can't picture it.





46 comments:

  1. The Labour Party a Marxist/ Leninist Party ? Are they still singing l'Internationale ? I do not think so. You hope for a calmer route for Britain's politics , just wait and see. You're out of the European Union...so no favours anymore.
    The Opposition will start in the street, a lot of real poor people in your country.

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    1. Opposition has to start in the constituencies, not on 'the street', and that is where they have little support.

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    2. Oh, and by the way. The UK is NOT out of the EU, and is still one of the biggest net contributors. No favours have ever been requested. Do try to get things right... just for once!

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    3. Listen to all EU members what they think about Brexit. All want your country to make his own arrangements right now. You got already plenty of favours.

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    4. Good luck to you and your poverty stricken EU members. The UK has the world's fifth largest economy, and will do very well apart. If you're very lucky we may even let you sell to us (at a price).

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    5. That's what you hope, but reality is quite different, even if you do not want to admit it.

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    6. Just wait and see. The EU is going down hill very fast.

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  2. Back to the 'donkey jacket'.

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    1. At least Dave's mum told him to tidy himself up. Which he did, to a certain extent.

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  3. Your grasp of UK politics impresses me.

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  4. I stepped outside of UK politics after Brexit!

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    1. Yesterday's news makes me want to do the same. If ever there was a better example of 'shooting oneself in the foot' I'd love to hear of it.

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  5. It's the bit about there being no credible opposition that really concerns me. x

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    1. Me too. It's always healthy to have good intelligent debate.

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  6. We will have a dictator next as there really is no party to fill the void. Can you imagine Corbyn in a world crisis situation? No, I am afraid I hide my head under a blanket whenever politics are mentioned now.

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    1. Thank goodness that'll never happen (Corbyn dealing with world crisis). It's bad enough having him make childish comments at PMQ's.

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  7. You say it will never happen - Corbyn as PM. But we said the same about Brexit! Unsettling times.

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    1. I voted against Brexit, and I would vote against JC as PM.

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  8. The world seems to be swinging to the right and Corbyn would have the UK go as far left as possible. Hmm.

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    1. Interesting times ahead. Keep your fingers crossed!

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    2. ... and your seatbelt on!

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  9. I cannot for the life of me understand why they voted him as leader again ...... wouldn't it be better to have had a fresh start with Owen Smith ? ..... but then, what do I know ?!!!
    ... and, like everyone else here, I can't imagine him representing our country around the world ..... reminds me of scruffy Michael Foot ! XXXX

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    1. All the new party members must be extreme left wing members. As numerous as they are, we can be grateful that they don't represent any actual constituencies.

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  10. There are an awful lot of ex-shadow ministers crawling for their jobs back now. I think the moral of the last year is never let the electorate decide on anything of importance. You never know when they are going to go against sensible policies.

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    1. You're probably right, but the alternative is a nightmare.

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    2. What I meant was be sparing with referenda - once every hundred years is enough.

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  11. My husband is also delighted that Corbyn has been re-elected and for all the reasons you have given. However, I believe it is dangerous not to have a reasonable opposition because -- never believe that someone is unelectable -- crazy things happen all the time and until Donald Trump is defeated and the world can breathe a sigh of relief, I would advise that nothing in politics is ever beyond the realms of possibility. Best not to underestimate him -- he was after all clever enough to outwit the parliamentary labour party and use their own rules against them...

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    1. He's certainly no fool; just misguided. Best we keep an eye on him!

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  12. Over here, my friends and I wonder why more people who are qualified and have leadership qualities do not run for governmental office. Senator Sanders represents a small state. Larger states have all sorts of party/corporate connections that seem to set the power table to their mutual benefit.

    We marvel at how quickly the UK can accomplish its elections.

    There are many issues affecting the public that have yet to be addressed by either of our presidential candidates. It would be a pleasant surprise to hear the moderator of tomorrow night's Big Debate ask a few unexpected questions, not trick questions, but rather serious ones.

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    1. And we're surprised by how long your lot take over choosing your representatives. It doesn't seem to make them any better.

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    2. Some folks over here suspect that it's money that is behind the torture of long campaigns. Lots of consultants, and lots of advertising money for the various media. Disgusting.

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  13. I know it's no use looking back but, I can't help wondering if the Labour Party and the Country itself wouldn't be very different now if John Smith hadn't died.

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    1. Or Robin Cook. (Sorry butting in KitKat)

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    2. It is still said that John Smith was the best Prime Minister we never had, but who knows. Power corrupts.

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    3. I was just listening to Cook's resignation speech again and noticed Corbyn sitting directly behind him wearing a green suit.

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  14. Cro, sorry, I don't want to hijack this post but, does anyone know how to stop this double posting thing?

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  16. He should come over and meet Herr Professor Van der Bellen the independent-green-some say communist-product-placement-presidential-candidate-waiting-to-be-glued-into-office if they can deal with the 142% turnouts in some areas (I think it's called granny harvesting in the US) and postal vote to-be-or-not-to-be chaos. Many ever patient Austrian voters are patiently waiting to make their choice for the 4th time since April in December. The two men should get on well.

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    1. Sounds even worse than little Jeremy. I like the expression 'granny harvesting'.

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