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Sunday 23 August 2015 5.48pm
Here's Corbyn wearing his mum's jumper in 1984 - the year in which his scruffy appearance was being criticised in the house of commons.
Sunday 23 August 2015 5.51pm
Matthew d'Ancona has this to say in The Guardian:

Jeremy Corbyn should heed the warning in the ballad of the mutineer IDS
Sunday 23 August 2015 5.54pm
JasonSE1 wrote:
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.

Agree 100%. The tragedy of British politics today is that we have nothing but untalented, serially over promoted, dreary, middle managers with almost no experience outside the intern set to choose from. Frankly, the only difference from them and Corbyn is that, if elected, the over promoted bit applies still further.
Sunday 23 August 2015 9.31pm
This is all I need to see before judging Jeremy Corbyn's bid for the leadership of the Labour Party:



His record as a parliamentarian speaks for itself.
Zoe
Sunday 23 August 2015 10.02pm
Just because Syriza isn't particularly great in government in no way proves that people won't vote for anti austerity parties. Many parties are rubbish once they are in power (it might be better to ask which party is good once they are in government). And yes, this isn't Greece or Spain, but we also saw an anti austerity party win big in Scotland. Or perhaps that's a bit too foreign as well.
Sunday 23 August 2015 10.15pm
"In the letter to which David Blanchflower, a former member of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee is a signatory, the economists write: “The accusation is widely made that Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters have moved to the extreme left on economic policy. But this is not supported by the candidate’s statements or policies. His opposition to austerity is actually mainstream economics, even backed by the conservative IMF. He aims to boost growth and prosperity.”

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/aug/22/jeremy-corbyn-economists-backing-anti-austerity-policies-corbynomics
Sunday 23 August 2015 10.38pm
Zoe wrote:
Just because Syriza isn't particularly great in government in no way proves that people won't vote for anti austerity parties. Many parties are rubbish once they are in power (it might be better to ask which party is good once they are in government). And yes, this isn't Greece or Spain, but we also saw an anti austerity party win big in Scotland. Or perhaps that's a bit too foreign as well.

I agree with you, Zoe.

We need the left to stake its claim towards the Labour leadership.

What we don't need is for a left leaning leader to make impossible promises to the electorate, and even spending many millions on a referendum that counts for jack sh**.

That is exactly what Tsipras has done in Greece.

Rhetoric doesn't solve problems: constructive action is what is needed.

I truly hope that Labour ends up with a straight talking, can do, left leaning leader able to inspire the masses.
Monday 24 August 2015 8.04am
Great photo demonstrating Corbyn's commitment to diversity by demanding to be arrested by one-legged police.
Monday 24 August 2015 8.54am
The only criticism I have with that doctored photo is that it is doctored.
How could anybody disagree with the placard's three points;
The right to demonstrate,
The right to picket,
Apartheid needs to be fought against.

If anybody believes Jeremy Corbyn's demonstration in front of South Africa House was wrong then perhaps they can enlighten me as to why.
Perhaps they did not agree with the release of Nelson Mandela either.

The photograph enhances Jeremy Corbyn in my eyes.
Monday 24 August 2015 11.09am
Floodplain wrote:
Here's Corbyn wearing his mum's jumper in 1984 - the year in which his scruffy appearance was being criticised in the house of commons.


Meanwhile, people like Hatton were castigated for being too damn smart for a Labourite.
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