Labour - What next?

FORMER_FYRDMAN

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Book Reviewer
It seems that the £3 Tories can congratulate themselves on a job well done. For Labour, things can only get better, but not any time soon. What does the future hold for the followers of the red rose - do the moderates hang on, or do they split in some manner? What does the world look like tomorrow?
 
Hopefully, they'll learn that extremes don't win elections. So will return to the centre-left.
 
It seems that the £3 Tories can congratulate themselves on a job well done. For Labour, things can only get better, but not any time soon. What does the future hold for the followers of the red rose - do the moderates hang on, or do they split in some manner? What does the world look like tomorrow?
Please don't tempt fate about the outcome. Thank you.
 
5 years in power is what's next.
 
It seems that the £3 Tories can congratulate themselves on a job well done. For Labour, things can only get better, but not any time soon. What does the future hold for the followers of the red rose - do the moderates hang on, or do they split in some manner? What does the world look like tomorrow?
same S%^& different day
 
They may have to find real employment. Perhaps they could be found positions as organic minesweepers or realistic figure 11 targets
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
They may have to find real employment. Perhaps they could be found positions as organic minesweepers or realistic figure 11 targets
In my opinion any of them caught biting the hand that feeds them by rioting should have their benefits and social housing rights witgdrawn.
 
It seems that the £3 Tories can congratulate themselves on a job well done. For Labour, things can only get better, but not any time soon. What does the future hold for the followers of the red rose - do the moderates hang on, or do they split in some manner? What does the world look like tomorrow?
Firstly, it'll be a case of all round to Diane's for a slap-up feed before they slap her upside the head. Many, many times.

*shiver* Sorry about that-I zoned out a bit just after writing that.

These moderates, F-F: where are they? 'Cos the ones that are left (having returned after the mass desertions) are a weak and miserable bunch. I see no leader-in-waiting amongst them nor any with the courage to form a breakaway.

If the likes of Chuka Umunna et al believe that they will, by their conspicuous absence from this GE, be seen as untainted, then they seriously underestimate the deep and bitter hatred of a beaten Socialist.

In summary, then, it's all looking good.
 

maguire

LE
Book Reviewer
Hopefully, they'll learn that extremes don't win elections. So will return to the centre-left.
sadly not. they'll lash out at the working class for not doing as their intellectual superiors know what's best for them. (ie, shut up and vote for us.) and they'll disregard any other opinion but their own, as after all they're always in the right.
 
Very good chance of a party split with the remaining Blairites looking to distance themselves from Corbyn and Co before trying to find a way of reviving the New Labour Machine under a new name but with the same "Diet Tory" attitude.
 
Corbyn a shoe in for a reboot of Steptoe and Sun
Abbott will be making perpetual appearances on Countdown just for the comedy value
McDonnell a shoe for a reboot of Citizen Smith
 
If the Tory's win, JC and the more lefty lot should **** off and restart/ join the coumminst party. Labour needs to make some hard choices and then get back to being a strong opposition.
If they win.......then May should be given the luger
 
Let us assume that the polls are very, very wrong and JC enters No.10. Meanwhile McDonnell hangs up portraits of Marx and Lenin in No.11, while panicked reports of the pound crashing and the FTSE doing odd things start pouring in.

JC then has to decide:

1. Does he stick with possibly the most talentless group of shadow ministers assembled since... since....er.... ah... (I'll get back to you on that) and assemble a cabinet which, deep down, he knows will be a disaster, the question being whether it alienates the PLP before the nation or vice versa?

2. Or does he hold out an olive branch to Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall, Chuka Umunna et al in the hope that he has some cabinet members who are actually vaguely competent beyond Keir Starmer and possibly Nia Griffith, and get some sort of balance into the government, thus alienating the shadow cabinet of no discernable talents and some supporters.

3. Does he go with option 1 because the civil war in the party won't break out until Emily Thornberry inadvertently cedes South Thanet to the EU during the Brexit negotiations, whereas with option 2 it'll start by the end of next month?

Abbott will be making perpetual appearances on Countdown just for the comedy value
She's taking over from Rachel Riley when she's on her summer holidays...
 
Labour's problem is they can't make hard choices. The leadership is controlled by the membership, and the membership has been infiltrated by Momentum and piss taking Tory types.

A party split seems like the obvious choice at the moment. Labour has some very capable back-benchers who won't be happy with the current state of things.
 

Auld-Yin

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Very good chance of a party split with the remaining Blairites looking to distance themselves from Corbyn and Co before trying to find a way of reviving the New Labour Machine under a new name but with the same "Diet Tory" attitude.
That has been said for ages now. The cowards, as that is what the invisible Labour MPs are, won't have any backers, won't have the tidy union funds to keep them going so they are not going to break away. They will continue doing absolutely nothing - assuming they actually are returned to parliament.
 
They'll be in a good position to oppose any change in legislation to tackle the issue of jihadis in the UK. If anything, judging by the CAGE endorsement today, they could become the political wing of Islamic State and al-Qaeda.
 
That has been said for ages now. The cowards, as that is what the invisible Labour MPs are, won't have any backers, won't have the tidy union funds to keep them going so they are not going to break away. They will continue doing absolutely nothing - assuming they actually are returned to parliament.
I'm not underestimating the self preservation urge which will be brought to the forefront of their mind tomorrow morning when they find they've been decimated.
 
In my opinion any of them caught biting the hand that feeds them by rioting should have their benefits and social housing rights witgdrawn.
Or - instead of rolling out Boris's water cannon we deploy Rarden instead?
Only fair, don't want the snowflakes to catch colds.
 
I see the doctors have called Ms. Abbott back for a second opinion, must be bad.



Think this is a x-ray photo.
 

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