Jules62 wrote:I did not vote, as I wish to remain strictly unaffiliated to any political organisation.
The way things are at the moment, Corbyn is un-electable as Prime Minister, despite the fact that out of all Labour leadership candidates I identify my ideals most closely with his.
However, I have thought long and hard about this, and feel that the Labour Party would benefit from having Jeremy at the helm: the left, repository of the great Labour traditions, needs to be acknowledged as an important voice within the Party.
Any political organisation that does not have multiple and sometimes conflicting views among its members cannot really be taken seriously: too much North Korea is not good here in the UK.
If Corbyn becomes Labour leader, it would open up the party and help it to formulate policies that reconcile all currents.
As for Neil Coyle MP, his political career is tied to his loyal allegiance to the current status quo within Labour: I wouldn't expect him to turn against his sponsors and endorse Corbyn.
No offence or personal attack is meant or implied here, just a dispassionate evaluation I have made.
If Corbyn does end up leading the Party, it may not be him who eventually contests the next General Elections, instead it may well be a candidate that reflects a Labour Party that has renovated itself in the face on multiple defeats.
Labour cannot allow itself to be a grey, mediocre party that has forsaken its original ideas and whose leaders lack a clear program, and the charisma necessary to deliver it to the people.
Zoe wrote:The victory of Syriza and Podermos in Spain show that a left wing party can do very well.
Zoe wrote:This isn't Spain or Greece.The victory of Syriza and Podermos in Spain show that a left wing party can do very well.
JasonSE1 wrote:That our MP has distanced himself from the fact he nominated Corbyn doesn't look like anything more than cowardly careerism, though when Jezza wins it'll be interesting which Labour MPs come crawling back looking for a shadow cabinet post.
Regardless of the outcome, imagine how dreary it would have been with just the three of those bland middle managers in contention. It all adds to the gaiety of the nation.
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