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

Especially when they (a) think the 1945 election was a postwar one, and (b) expect us to believe that they held political principles at the age of five. But Stewart does make two interesting observations, the first being this:

"I have a suspicion Jeremy believes a disastrous Brexit would benefit him politically, and, in all the chaos and confusion that would occur after the policy is implemented ... he sees himself taking power."

Which could well be spot on.

The second concerns Corbyn's petulant short fuse (on display in their post-theatre exchange), something I and others have commented on before. It was evident, too, in a Sky News interview the other day, when the question (inevitably, about his links to terrorist groups) was not to his liking: the jerk of the head, the set of the jaw and the querulous, peevish denial. (You could almost hear the foot being stamped.) A leading politician who flares up like a teenage girl whenever he is crossed (in fact or perception) is a dangerously immature one. That alone makes him unfit to rule this country, and God knows there is much else in his character and record to justify that verdict. But millions of fools either can't or won't see it; heaven help us all if he ever does get to No 10.
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Yes, as a PM could you see him able to cope with fast ball questions at PM Questions when things go wrong?
 
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Yes, as a PM could you see him able to cope with fast ball questions at PM Questions when things go wrong?
PMQs will be one of the first formalities, institutions, to be discontinued. As - it is suggested - would be weekly meetings with HM !!
 

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PMQs will be one of the first formalities, institutions, to be discontinued. As - it is suggested - would be weekly meetings with HM !!
Well if he makes that latter statement clear, he may not be invited to form a government! That would make brexit look like a tea party.
 
... as a PM could you see him able to cope with fast ball questions at PM Questions when things go wrong?
Not without losing his temper all too often. He seems unable, or at least woefully equipped, to think on his feet at the speed required to put in the solid performance expected of a PM; he simply lacks the necessary brains. Cameron, whatever his faults, generally made mincemeat of him at PMQs (though May, to be fair, is no great shakes in that department, either). Admittedly, one or two of his front bench would be even worse: Abbott and the ludicrous 'education' woman, who can barely string a coherent sentence together, spring unhappily to mind. Many have speculated that Corbyn, should he ever get the job, would soon be leaving it, on his feet or otherwise, to be replaced by a much more sinister and savvy snake-oil salesman. Step forward the suave and speciously cerebral (sorry, couldn't resist the alliteration) John McDonnell, the true potential Face of Doom for the British nation. And it could all be arriving in your living room (not to mention your bank account) in three or four years from now.
 
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Not without losing his temper all too often. He seems unable, or at least woefully equipped, to think on his feet at the speed required to put in the solid performance expected of a PM; he simply lacks the necessary brains. Cameron, whatever his faults, generally made mincemeat of him at PMQs (though May, to be fair, is no great shakes in that department, either). Admittedly, one or two of his front bench would be even worse: Abbott and the ludicrous 'education' woman, who can barely string a coherent sentence together, spring unhappily to mind. Many have speculated that Corbyn, should he ever get the job, would soon be leaving it, on his feet or otherwise, to be replaced by a much more sinister and savvy snake-oil salesman. Step forward the sauve and speciously cerebral (sorry, couldn't resist the alliteration) John McDonnell, the true potential Face of Doom for the British nation. And it could all be arriving in your living room (not to mention your bank account) in three or four years from now.
And if you though Alistair Campbell as a disaster as special adviser to the PM (Blair) then the sainted Seamus will be 10OO% worse!
 
. . . and the ludicrous 'education' woman, who can barely string a coherent sentence together, spring unhappily to mind.
You may be referring to the fragrant Angela:

Angela Rayner - Wikipedia

This, of all things, typifies the Socialist attitude to running a country. Having the least qualified non-product of an established education system to become the decision maker of said system.

Same mentality that led to the Chinese Great Leap Forward (albeit a mirror image, where it attempted rapid industrialisation but without the required and absolutely essential aforethought), their Cultural Revolution and the Cambodian Khmer Rouge. This supposes that ideology is all you really need to "know" in order to run things and that intellectuals (read - people who are clever and can see through us) are to be dismissed as ignorant because they aren't following us, because they do not understand us.
 
'Tis the season of lists and mellow foolishness, so Guido has compiled a list of things that Mr Corbyn has forgotten:

100 Times Jeremy Corbyn Sided With Terrorists -

I would say that that is a bit more than the contents of one sock drawer.
 
The Indie have gone to town on Corbyn

Leading Palestinian group casts doubt on Labour claims about Jeremy Corbyn wreath-laying ceremony

Labour claims that no perpetrators of the Munich massacre are buried where Jeremy Corbyn attended a wreath-laying ceremony have been cast into doubt by an article from a leading Palestinian political party.
And yet in the Daily Telegraph on the 28th May 2017;
Jeremy Corbyn has been condemned by his own party after admitting he attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of a Palestinian terrorist involved in the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre.
Corbyn condemned by his own party for attending wreath-laying ceremony for Palestinian terror chief

Maybe he 'misremembered' the event ?
 

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There are a lot of skeletons in Mr Corbyn's cupboard still gathering dust and waiting for a journo to come along and dust them off!
 

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There are a lot of skeletons in Mr Corbyn's cupboard still gathering dust and waiting for a journo to come along and dust them off!
Just how big is his effing cupboard?
It's going to be pretty big.
It has been said many times on this thread that Corbyn is/was a a far left London politician. He first got elected in Islington in 1983. For those that are old enough, do you remember London in the early 80's!
My sister then worked for the Inner London Education Authority (ILEA) a bigger bunch of Marxist loons you will be hard pressed to find.
He has been surrounded by and supported some of the biggest lefty moonhowlers in British political history.

Inner London Education Authority - Wikipedia

When the Left, under Ken Livingstone, won control of the GLC after the 1981 elections, Bramall lost his position in an internal Labour Party vote, being replaced by Bryn Davies. Livingstone later expressed regret for this decision and expressed his admiration for Bramall's leadership abilities. The remaining years of the ILEA saw a succession of left-wing leaderships, none of which lasted long or established a strong reputation. Frances Morrell, formerly an assistant to Tony Benn, led a feminist ILEA from 1983 to 1987 which threatened to defy its rate-capping in November 1984,[1] before Neil Fletcher took over.

I suspect Guido, the Telegraph etc. are just scraping the surface at the moment.
 

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