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

All leaders have their personal weak points. For example what about Winston Churchill. According to a biography I read recently, he was not only drunk most of the time (which is fairly well known), but also had a penchant for exhibiting himself, "au naturel" having "just got out of the bath" when important visitors arrived.

Apparently he even exhibited himself to President Roosevelt. Does it matter?
One of the problems of modern public life is that we ('we' being the salacious end of the media who purport to represent 'us' and political opponents looking to gain advantage) expect our leaders to be entirely virtuous.

No-one is, and not being so does not mean that people are incapable of doing their jobs. As noted before, I've met some bloody horrible individuals who are also very good soldiers, I've met some very strange somewhere-on-the-spectrum individuals who are very good in other specialist fields.

It's nonsense that 'we' are unable to divorce individuals' harmless (in the sense of not causing major harm or upset) personal habits and peccadilloes from their professional capabilities.

That is not to excuse poor or doubtful behaviour; it is to recognise that one's 'failings' do not detract from the ability to see a job well done.
 
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...however, in Corbyn's case, he is entirely unfit for any public office, starting at bin man and ending at PM.
 
All leaders have their personal weak points. For example what about Winston Churchill. According to a biography I read recently, he was not only drunk most of the time (which is fairly well known), but also had a penchant for exhibiting himself, "au naturel" having "just got out of the bath" when important visitors arrived.

Apparently he even exhibited himself to President Roosevelt. Does it matter?
He wasn't drunk most of the time - he tended to drink heavily watered down Scotch, giving the impression that he was always on the sauce, but he was hardly rolling about the aisles on a regular basis (the supposed exchange with Bessie Braddock which supposedly 'proves' his regular public inebriation - 'Winston, you are disgustingly drunk'/ 'My dear, you are ugly. In the morning, I shall be sober but you will still be ugly' - is now regarded as being a myth by many historians, who can't find any reliable source for it).

His exhibition to FDR is also open to a little doubt - including the 'You see, the Prime Minister has nothing to hide from the President of the United States' line - although the story is more credible. It appears, though, that FDR surprised Churchill who had just got out of the bath, and who was wearing a bath towel.

What is almost certainly true is the line he uttered when Attlee arrived in the gents and stood next to Churchill, who promptly shuffled further along the urinal trough. 'A bit stand off-ish today, Winston?' Attlee asked cheerily. 'No, no - it's simply that when you socialists see anything big, you immediately want to nationalise it'.
 

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His exhibition to FDR is also open to a little doubt - including the 'You see, the Prime Minister has nothing to hide from the President of the United States' line - although the story is more credible. It appears, though, that FDR surprised Churchill who had just got out of the bath, and who was wearing a bath towel.
Given that FDR was constantly in a wheelchair at the time,, it would have had to be more than just the POTUS that Churchill was hiding nothing from.
 
Well. one other weak point was an inappropriate use of the two-fingered gesture.
 

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Given that FDR was constantly in a wheelchair at the time,, it would have had to be more than just the POTUS that Churchill was hiding nothing from.
How did a pissing competition about Corbyn turn into a pissing competition on Churchill? That's Arrse for ye!
 
Where then, shall we look for a modern political leader, who will unite us all?

Don't you hear the desperate, heart-rending cry of the people : "Lead us away from all this confusion".

The fertile ground is ready, awaiting - a strong leader.
 
Yes indeed. But so far neither Theresa May nor Jeremy Corbyn has published a book. So it can't be either of them.

David Cameron is supposed to be writing a book. Could he be the one? Is he growing a mustache yet?
 
Hey Shami, how did that review go again?

If you could just make time in your busy schedule from the House of Lords to lecture everyone on civil liberties (whilst unelected, the irony).

If you could recommend a reading list, I could make some progress by the light of the dumpster fire you left behind you of wibbling anti-Semitic mongtards.
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Hey Shami, how did that review go again?

If you could just make time in your busy schedule from the House of Lords to lecture everyone on civil liberties (whilst unelected, the irony).

If you could recommend a reading list, I could make some progress by the light of the dumpster fire you left behind you of wibbling anti-Semitic mongtards. View attachment 377426
Surely that tweet is a hate crime? Let's hope Rod gets a visit from Plod!
 
One of their exclusive revelations is that he prefers Tesco brand baked beans to Heinz.:
Small details matter when attempting to fake oneness with the proles. Or indeed any passing extremist, anti semite or terrorist.

Sitting on the floor grimly consuming cold Tesco baked beans from the tin whilst plotting the triumph of the Left? The very stuff of a vast monument to be erected in Momentum Square (formerly Trafalgar Square)

Just condider: were it to be revealed by the Leftist press that Rees Mogg sends his servants to Waitrose rather than Fortnum & Mason for victuals to be consumed from the container rather than fed to him by Nanny with a gold spoon his public credibility would be entirely blown.

Have to get these things right.
 
Small details matter when attempting to fake oneness with the proles. Or indeed any passing extremist, anti semite or terrorist.

Sitting on the floor grimly consuming cold Tesco baked beans from the tin whilst plotting the triumph of the Left? The very stuff of a vast monument to be erected in Momentum Square (formerly Trafalgar Square)

Just condider: were it to be revealed by the Leftist press that Rees Mogg sends his servants to Waitrose rather than Fortnum & Mason for victuals to be consumed from the container rather than fed to him by Nanny with a gold spoon his public credibility would be entirely blown.

Have to get these things right.
Which is all true. However, Corbyn's is just a construct. Too much is contrived in terms of photo opportunities, and yet this is someone we are supposed to trust.
 

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