Excellently put, it is becoming glaringly obvious that anti-Corbyn candidates will not win in most areas, however the mentality of the so-called moderates seems to be they’d rather hand the Tories another term or two to rid themselves of Corbyn.
So, the Tory- and UKIP-endorsed Zac Goldsmith, recently defeated after a shockingly racist campaign for London Mayor, has now been defeated in the Richmond Park constituency he resigned to trigger a by-election.
He lost to Sarah Olney, the LibDem candidate who campaigned on an explicit anti-Brexit, anti-runway platform to appeal to a constituency that voted 72.3% in favour of remain in the EU referendum and overwhelmingly resents the new runway that Theresa May has confirmed will be built at Heathrow.
The LibDems, understandably, are ecstatic and Tim Farron’s speech at Richmond Park this morning was full of predictions of voters deserting Corbyn’s supposedly-failed project. This is bollocks, of course, but understandable bollocks, given the LibDems still-dire situation.
Labour right-wingers, fully supported by their media allies, will attempt to pin Labour’s result – an 8% fall in share compared to 2015 – on leader Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘unelectability’. This is predictable, but…
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(Website: Progress Online)
“Progress, Labour’s new mainstream, aims to promote a radical and progressive politics. We seek to promote open debate and discussion of progressive ideas and policies.”
A year ahead of Labour’s successful 1997 election, Progress was created as an internal pressure group with the objective of ensuring that a Labour government did not stray from a right-of-centre capitalist-friendly stance. War-happy Blair and laissez faire financial deregulator Brown did not need much persuasion from Progress. They and their merry breed of centrist Herberts were happy to be a continuation of Major’s banality and to pass the unprincipled baton of administration onto Cameron (and Clegg).
Progress retreated into the arena of in-house chat room until Jeremy Corbyn was elected as Labour leader. Then, an explosion of bile, rancour and peremptory abuse erupted from the terrified Progress mob, so scared are they of the possibility of a Labour government with a left-of-centre…
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When it became clear that Jeremy Corbyn would win the Labour leadership contest the Labour elite and the liberal media began a campaign against him and his supporters. Their greatest fear is that a left-of-centre Labour leader becomes prime minister. In August last year I wrote about the general election result including an assessment of the horror felt by Labour elite about Corbyn’s impending success.
“The possibility of left-of-centre politics appealing to the voters of the UK and of a challenge to gangster management of the economy has infused the said elite with wide-eyed anger and a rare determination to achieve an aim. That aim is to stop Corbyn, by any means. No attempt has been made to debate the issues that he has discussed at his oversubscribed rallies and no attempt has been made to analyse why many people are opposed to capitalist gangsterism – Labour’s elite just want…
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Tom Watson, authorised by nothing more than his moment in the sun (no pun intended) questioning the evil one Rupert Murdoch live on TV at the DCMS select committee, has decided that he shall be the investigator of fake news. Caped-up, psyched-up and, obviously, well caked-up, Watson and his trusted side-kick Michael Dugher intend to save us all from having our defenceless minds being infiltrated, infested and assimilated by dastardly wrongdoers telling us stuff that isn’t true.
How could we survive without this superhero twosome? Personally, I believe everything I read, just like everyone else does. No-one has any concept of satire or mock-taking or story-telling or wit or sarcasm or mischievousness. We have no imagination and always assume everyone who writes something has no imagination. Of course, that is all sarcasm. I made it up. But, the deeply-dippy duo Watson and Dugher are unable to accept that almost all people…
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