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

A couple of years' ago, 2Jags presented a series on the box about 'the Working Class'.
A highlight (forgetting for a second the shots of Prescott and his fragrant Missus playing croquet somewhere in the Home Counties) was a segment interviewing a gaggle of young 'ladies of colour' (as I believe they are termed in the modern idiot) on a S London estate.
To his question 'How does it feel to be Working Class', one replied: 'Wot you on about? I ain't working class. How can I be? I ain't never 'ad a job.'
Pray tell what Lord Prescott would know about being working class?.
 

seaweed

LE
Book Reviewer
He was a bar steward. Say it quickly.
 
He was a bar steward. Say it quickly.
And his life was ruined because he failed his 11+. Trodden down by those grammar school posh kids who have all the contacts. Luckily Ruskin saw the good in him and gave him a degree in cocktail making.


Not all of the above may be true.
 
And his life was ruined because he failed his 11+. Trodden down by those grammar school posh kids who have all the contacts. Luckily Ruskin saw the good in him and gave him a degree in cocktail making.


Not all of the above may be true.
Much as I dislike the man:

John Prescott - Wikipedia

and

Steward's assistant - Wikipedia

Probably one of the few Labour MPs in recent times from a true working class background and, as I've already mentioned, I don't like the man but I identify with him in so many ways (being fat is one of them but I don't have two Jags) even though I now vote Conservative.
 
A couple of years' ago, 2Jags presented a series on the box about 'the Working Class'.
A highlight (forgetting for a second the shots of Prescott and his fragrant Missus playing croquet somewhere in the Home Counties) was a segment interviewing a gaggle of young 'ladies of colour' (as I believe they are termed in the modern idiot) on a S London estate.
To his question 'How does it feel to be Working Class', one replied: 'Wot you on about? I ain't working class. How can I be? I ain't never 'ad a job.'
 
Much as I dislike the man:

John Prescott - Wikipedia

and

Steward's assistant - Wikipedia

Probably one of the few Labour MPs in recent times from a true working class background and, as I've already mentioned, I don't like the man but I identify with him in so many ways (being fat is one of them but I don't have two Jags) even though I now vote Conservative.

A total sell out; "I won't accept a peerage.....well Pauline wanted one".
A champagne socialist of the worst kind.
In fact his take on life could easily be compared to that of some of Russia's worst. (4 legs good and all that).
 

seaweed

LE
Book Reviewer
A total sell out; "I won't accept a peerage.....well Pauline wanted one".
A champagne socialist of the worst kind.
In fact his take on life could easily be compared to that of some of Russia's worst. (4 legs good and all that).
Pauline wanted to be a 'Lady'. That's the joke.
 

DaManBugs

On ROPS
On ROPs
Book Reviewer
A total sell out; "I won't accept a peerage.....well Pauline wanted one".
A champagne socialist of the worst kind.
In fact his take on life could easily be compared to that of some of Russia's worst. (4 legs good and all that).
You're absolutely right there! But that's what happens when you enter politics (in any country); either you become as corrupt as all the rest, or you stand by your principles and sink without a trace. I hate to think how many genuinely talented and able politicians have never had a chance to actually initiate some sensible, reasonable and worthwhile policies for the good of all.

MsG
 
And his life was ruined because he failed his 11+. Trodden down by those grammar school posh kids who have all the contacts. Luckily Ruskin saw the good in him and gave him a degree in cocktail making.


Not all of the above may be true.


This from Wiki.. "He attended Brinsworth Manor School, where in 1949 he sat but failed the 11-Plus examination He became a steward and waiter in the Merchant Navy, thus avoiding National Service, working for Cunard, and was a popular left-wing union activist."

So his chip started early and just grew from there.
Thank god he wasn't my waiter on the RMS Windsor Castle when I came back from Africa, the dozy prat would have probably spilled the soup.
 
Pauline wanted to be a 'Lady'. That's the joke.
Any self respecting woman would have kneed their husband in the bollox, at the sametime as giving him a Glasgow kiss, if he had turned around and stated; "Blame the missus, she wants to be a lady".
She would have reminded the fool that she already is a lady!
 
You're absolutely right there! But that's what happens when you enter politics (in any country); either you become as corrupt as all the rest, or you stand by your principles and sink without a trace. I hate to think how many genuinely talented and able politicians have never had a chance to actually initiate some sensible, reasonable and worthwhile policies for the good of all.

MsG
Politics by its very nature is partisan. Politicians don't tend to ever agree on the small details.
 
This from Wiki.. "He attended Brinsworth Manor School, where in 1949 he sat but failed the 11-Plus examination He became a steward and waiter in the Merchant Navy, thus avoiding National Service, working for Cunard, and was a popular left-wing union activist."

So his chip started early and just grew from there.
Thank god he wasn't my waiter on the RMS Windsor Castle when I came back from Africa, the dozy prat would have probably spilled the soup.
I two failed my 11 plus and at the time couldn't understand why. In later life I realised that at that age I was as thick as too* short planks nailed together. But now in later life I have a photo with a black cap and gowned from the University of Huddersfield. Now that surprised a lot of the family.

*yes I no it was to accentuate the point and sea if any one noticed.
 

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