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Old 24-02-2017, 09:31   #886
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Corbyn has done more than enough even before yesterday to be kicked out. He won't because he has the members who'll ensure he can stay, irrespective of how badly he does.
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Corbyn has done more than enough even before yesterday to be kicked out. He won't because he has the members who'll ensure he can stay, irrespective of how badly he does.
I think they also realise that any of the alteratives to Corbyn, that have stuck their heads above the parapet, are even bigger voter turn offs being more left wing and more pro EU.
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Old 24-02-2017, 11:45   #888
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I think they also realise that any of the alteratives to Corbyn, that have stuck their heads above the parapet, are even bigger voter turn offs being more left wing and more pro EU.
Almost anyone would be better than Corbyn. Even if they're pro-EU they would at least have the Remainers covered - Corbyn has alienated both. John Curtice has pointed out Labour might do better targetting remainers anyway since the UKIP vote seems to be moving back to the Tories.

Ideally, for them, would be someone who isn't bogged down by the question. Accepts it's happening but challenges the government on the terms etc.
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Re: Corbyn's kerfuffle

Jeremy Corbyn has claimed Labour is in "good heart" despite losing a safe seat to the Tories, in an area held by the party since 1935.

Talk about denial! The man must be mental.

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Where are all those Corbyn fans who'd jump savagely to his defence like demented Rottweilers not that long ago? Maybe they're celebrating all the success their man Corbyn's delivering...

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Where are all those Corbyn fans who'd jump savagely to his defence like demented Rottweilers not that long ago? Maybe they're celebrating all the success their man Corbyn's delivering...

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Here's one for you. Put your tea down and clear your mouth before viewing. I won't be liable for a new keyboard.

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Re: Corbyn's kerfuffle

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Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson has said now is "not the time" for a leadership contest
Of course not, Watson might lose his cushy job.....

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So Corbyn's going to stay on to 'finish the job' and 'turn back the tide'...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39093981

Finish the job of destroying his party I presume. He's sounding increasingly like King Cnut.
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Re: Corbyn's kerfuffle

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Some ministers have urged her to call a snap poll in the wake of her historic by-election victory in Labour-held Copeland.

But the PM has told aides she wants to exploit the party leader’s weakness by “slowly turning the screw” from now to 2020.

Tory strategists believe she can snatch up to 70 seats from Labour at the next general election – banishing them from power for decades.

A senior source said: “Theresa scented blood after Thursday’s stunning success – now she wants to go in for the kill.

“She’s resisting temptation to call an election now and is going for a slow death.
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Unless the SNP imploded in Scotland, Labour would have a hard task regaining power even if Corbyn was a credible leader which he'll never be. May's right, she doesn't need to do anything whilst he and his supporters continue in denial.
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Unless the SNP imploded in Scotland, Labour would have a hard task regaining power even if Corbyn was a credible leader which he'll never be. May's right, she doesn't need to do anything whilst he and his supporters continue in denial.
About that ...

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RIP Gerald Kaufman.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39099489

Another by-election for Corbyn ...
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23,000 majority. Very safe seat. The Liberal Democrats might eat into the majority a bit but I don't think Westminster will be waiting with baited breath for this one.
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