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

As I've said on numerous other threads (and this one) the bits of the NHS that are working beat and are most trusted (in general, some examples are terrible) are GPs, dentists, community pharmacy and opticians. All of which are private companies under contract to the NHS. And have been since 1947-9 depending on when you date things from. The bits that are most up shit creak are those operated as local government departments such as many of the hospital trusts. Or the services sectors.
Sky News reporting Labours latest wheeze.
Free dental checks for everyone! That will no doubt please all the NHS dentists,who sit around all day with nothing to do...
 
Sky News reporting Labours latest wheeze.
Free dental checks for everyone! That will no doubt please all the NHS dentists,who sit around all day with nothing to do...
No problem, with freedom of movement we will import thousands from all over the world, hang on though, on what they earn they will be taxed until the pips squeak - exploiters of the workers? Hey ho, will this document promise bread and circus for all (at least there will be no shortage of clowns).
 

maguire

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Said this in another thread but surely if Labour doesn’t win, Corbyn is finished as Labour leader?
they kept Kinnock in place through how many defeats?

they'll keep backing a loser - especially the hard left, because when are they ever wrong? it's the voters who are at fault for not seeing the light and ushering in the glorious socialist utopia that awaits...
 
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Slime

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Slime

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Maybe if Corbyn gets in we will see the end of annoying supermarket BOGOF offers..............with everything free there won’t be any need to buy anything in the first place :)
 
Anyone else noticed that the government hasn't done anything else except argue about with Brexit for the last two years but the country hasn't collapsed, and everything is jogging on OK ?

Looks to me like less government is better ?
I is all for that it it involves lots (at least 650) gibbets.
 
But that means he would have lost two elections. Can’t see how that can keep him as leader.
I thought McDonnell said that Corbyn would resign as Labour leader if they lost the election. Came as a bit a surprise to Corbyn I understand.
 
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offog

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I think you probably aren't tuned in to the correct philosophy

Momentum will only allow a correct replacement for Corbyn when they are certain that a proper socialist will replace him.
Corbyn is the cuddly face of the real Labour Party.
Momentum have no say in who is selected to be in the running for leader, that is down to the PLP. If they do not nominate a hard left candidate (15% of the PLP) then no hard left candidate can go before the party to be voted in as leader. Keeping JC in the hot seat is the only way Momentum can retain power.

PLP made that mistake once and look what happened.
 
But that means he would have lost two elections. Can’t see how that can keep him as leader.
They would rather keep losing on a purist marxist platform than return to the centre.

These people are fanatics, an elected centrist Labour government would be a far greater blow to them than continuous Conservative government.
 
Momentum have no say in who is selected to be in the running for leader, that is down to the PLP. If they do not nominate a hard left candidate (15% of the PLP) then no hard left candidate can go before the party to be voted in as leader. Keeping JC in the hot seat is the only way Momentum can retain power.

PLP made that mistake once and look what happened.
In which case, it would suit Momentum to have a smaller PLP where the candidates they have put into safe seats (Leicester for example) will make up a larger percentage.
 
GPs are still employed by the local NHS Board and my GP practice is one of the worst in Scotland. They were asked to take over an adjoining practice which was badly managed and failed. They did so, as there was a lot of money involved, but they took in more than they can chew, subsequently services are crap, takes at least four weeks to get an appointment, sometimes longer, repeat prescriptions are meant to take two working days take a week to appear.

And there is no solution coming from the NHS Board, who after all are responsible for GP provision. On top of this the Council are authorising hundreds of new houses, without ensuring the current infrastructure can cope! Life's good eh?
I didn't know you lived in Monifieth ;)
 
Jeremy displaying his outstanding leadership skills once more, this time on the question of remain or leave the EU "The British People will decide" I have news for him, the British people already decided. I also wonder if this is indicative of his future 'leadership', put every question to a referendum.
 

Cold_Collation

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Jeremy displaying his outstanding leadership skills once more, this time on the question of remain or leave the EU "The British People will decide" I have news for him, the British people already decided. I also wonder if this is indicative of his future 'leadership', put every question to a referendum.
He was dissembling furiously - "A majority voted leave but a substantial number voted stay."

That's the truly infuriating part of him - he simply does not know how to commit to anything.
 

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