Comrade Corbyn to the fore - whither (or wither) the Labour Party?

A thoughtful article from the Guardian's John Harris about the hollowness in Labour's message
Where’s Jeremy Corbyn? Lost in a rose-tinted vision of Labour’s past | John Harris

If Labour does not yet have the collective capacity or inclination to do these things, the reason is not hard to identify. Beyond the union-funded Centre for Labour and Social Studies (aka Class), the Corbynites have no supportive thinktanks. The online noise surrounding their project tends to be about either the necessity of campaigning or factional battling, so questions of strategy and ideas tend to get lost. Put another way, the foundations of the new Labour party in Twitter and Facebook mean that many of its followers have become well-versed in the art of online shouting, but less used to discussing the challenges Labour faces. A little too much attention, perhaps, is paid to “melts”, centrist dads, and not enough to the difficult questions that political parties with their eyes on power always have to face.
Last bit is interesting, it is as if the strategy is to let the Tories break themselves over Brexit and then sweep in to pick up the pieces in a burst of revolutionary energy.
 
Interesting that German public are hoarding billions of old DM. Also French hoarding Francs. Why? Nostalgia as some German's claim or hedging against the Euro as some economists suggest?
If Germany/France left the EU (or the Euro failed) it's highly doubtful their new currency will be the same as their pre euro currency.
 
I think you are mistaking incompetence and lack of intelligence with political strategy.
McDonnell has a political strategy. Let the ignorant and naive vote for Corbyn then remove him and introduce 'true socialism'
 
That's not a strategy, it's merely politics, Labour politics.
Communism. The Labour Party is turning itself in to a communist party. It's top tier in the shadow government is well documented as anti-democratic, anti Britain, anti Western and actively communist in outlook.
Their chief advisor that lurks in the shadows is not Mandleson but Milne. It's amazing how many must have voted for them because they thought Labour (under the new communist shadow Government) were anti-Brexit when the opposite was true. Previous adversaries of Corbyn within the Labour party now side with him because of the votes at the GE. They ignore the communism and extreme views because the public (mostly ignorant of what was going on) voted approvingly, so it must be okay then, they reassure themselves...
 
A thoughtful article from the Guardian's John Harris about the hollowness in Labour's message
Where’s Jeremy Corbyn? Lost in a rose-tinted vision of Labour’s past | John Harris



Last bit is interesting, it is as if the strategy is to let the Tories break themselves over Brexit and then sweep in to pick up the pieces in a burst of revolutionary energy.
I read the article and the message I got was one of despair for the Pound Shop Lenin and his Labour Party?
 
More importantly, given as it's approaching the 100th Anniversary of Armistice, you'd be forgiven for thinking that matters military might be just above their normal nadir in Corbyn's mind, wouldn't you.........???
Would the veterans of that war want to associate with him?
 
Will the first £1,000,000 note issued by a Corbyn Govt be known as a Jeremy or a Big McD ?
Too late, it's already here.



They are only used inside the Bank of England, presumably to avoid the need to lug pallets of tenners around on fork lift trucks.

If anybody has a free hour in the City of London, the museum at the Bank of England is well worth a visit. As well as a million pound note, you can see a million quid that has been shredded and touch a gold brick.

Back on thread. Jeremy and the new old Labour party were a novelty. A prospective PM who makes his own jam and a prospective Chancellor who carries Chairman Mao's little red book rapidly became fashionable, as demonstrated by the chanting crowds at Glastonbury last year.

Fashions change quickly. Labour are not just out of fashion, they're being ridiculed. They couldn't run a pi$$ up at music festival. How could they run the country?

At the next general election, they will face the electorate without the advantages of a weak Tory party, gerrymandered constituencies and a youth vote that thinks Jeremy is the greatest thing since the Arctic Monkeys. Labour are stuffed.
 
Too late, it's already here.



They are only used inside the Bank of England, presumably to avoid the need to lug pallets of tenners around on fork lift trucks.

If anybody has a free hour in the City of London, the museum at the Bank of England is well worth a visit. As well as a million pound note, you can see a million quid that has been shredded and touch a gold brick.

Back on thread. Jeremy and the new old Labour party were a novelty. A prospective PM who makes his own jam and a prospective Chancellor who carries Chairman Mao's little red book rapidly became fashionable, as demonstrated by the chanting crowds at Glastonbury last year.

Fashions change quickly. Labour are not just out of fashion, they're being ridiculed. They couldn't run a pi$$ up at music festival. How could they run the country?

At the next general election, they will face the electorate without the advantages of a weak Tory party, gerrymandered constituencies and a youth vote that thinks Jeremy is the greatest thing since the Arctic Monkeys. Labour are stuffed.
I would expect the ones issued under Lab would be more multi cultural in design, and bearing in mind would just about buy you a cup of 'workers tea'.
 
QUOTE="Ian525, post: 8643561, member: 71984"]You'd the he'd show a bit of gratitude for those who suffered to allow him to be the sanctimonious jam making little tw@t that he is.[/QUOTE

Is 'Red Currant' jam a speciality of his house?
 

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