Frankly I don’t give a flying monkeys if Jeremy Corbyn for PM bow slightly or give a full bow. I’m more concerned in how he will do in five years and how will he modernize Labour to gain victories.Hence I take all Tory rags with a pinch of salt.
Since the party members and supporters have chosen to elect its new leader (Jeremy Corbyn) the membership is alleged to have increased which may or may be true it’s been widely rumoured that the party is returning to its roots.
It’s been 10 weeks since Labour has a new leader and chancellor and they will have to wake up and really smell the coffee by being more firm and tactful with the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP). I acknowledge that Labour is a broad church and there are differences of opinion.
We now have a clear indication that around 21 Labour MPs alleged to have abstained from voting the so called budget introduced by this chancellor. This begs the question who is in control of Labour Party. I’ve always believe when our party gets their policies wrong we should criticize them and when the party gets its policies right we should praise them.
The testing starts from next year when there Local Government, Police Crime Commissioners, London Mayor Welsh Assembly, Scottish Parliament Elections.
Like many of us we acknowledge that Labour is a broad church and it’s a hard task to unite the party. I’m sure that many of us who joined the party during the 1960s -1980s will recall various divisions which led to the explosions of militants from the party.
Why do I refer to this period of the Labour Party history it’s simple it was alleged then that the far left or extreme left dominated the party and progress was not being made. There still members who bare the scares on their shoulders from it. It’s painful watching the farce that is Labour at the moment. The pretence that everything is OK and there is nothing wrong is just adding why Labour will lose and lose again. It has failed 100% to address the reasons why Labour lost in May.
Some party members see is a repeat of the failed 70’s and 80s. Where Labour just dragged its feet on wider issues and just assumed the only people in society you speak for are those who are poor or struggling and sod everyone else. Never mind if middle class people are not rich, they all the same according to hard left thinking according to some people. Well it was attitudes likes that, that gave us 18 years of Thatcher and Major.
There is a saying honesty is the best policy no matter how painful it is whether they are the Shadow Chancellor or Chancellor it only goes to show they are human and are willing to show leadership quality by admitting they made a mistake. I am prepared to give the benefit of doubt on this occasion.
I’m sure that many Labour supporters would want to know what is the Labour Party position on Credit Tax, Affordable Housing for rent, Economy, Immigration, Education, Small Businesses Welfare, Education, NHS, Foreign Affairs, Localism, English Votes, Devolution
It’s alleged that hard left, left millions to suffer under the Tories due to their own arrogance in confusing compromise with defeat. Its already happening again and Corbyn’s henchmen are already ensuring Labour looks ridiculous not just at national lever but at local to with the creation of Momentum. Or in other words Militants.
Some party members have openly said they see absolutely nothing to vote for as things stand. They see no difference between Cameron or Corbyn. Both ignore tens of millions and both do and would screw up the economy. While social justice is only for those they deem worthy and equality is just something that is spoken of but is never for all in the society.
There is another argument that hard left and Corbyn are a total disgrace, far from helping people they have robbed them of their only chance to get rid of the Tories. The rot started before May, but Corbyns election has sealed Labours fate and there is just nothing positive about him. People do not trust Corbyn with national security, they do not trust him on foreign affairs, and they do not trust him with the economy. They do not trust him on Welfare. So in short the biggest issues people chose a political party to vote for and he is un-trusted on all of them.
If makes not a jot of difference any spin stories made up about him being capable. The wider public do not believe it and that will not change. The cast is set and there is not going to be a magic moment that changes public perception of Corbyn or of Labour led by him. Until he goes then there is no effective opposition in the UK to the Tories and that is the reality.
Some say that Corbyn and McDonald are the biggest liability ever in the history of the Labour Party. Yet it’s not them that will suffer when Labour loses, it will be the millions who face endless low paid jobs, harassment for being sick and those who want to see the economy do more than just sink every time Osborne has an idea.
Let us not forget we elect Member of Parliament to represent our views in the house. There are many disillusioned voters will continue to harp on that our elected representatives are only there to represent their own interest by lining their own pockets.
Labour brought an Opposition Day debate on tax credits to the Commons and it was defeated. While both Cameron and Osborne are adamant, even apparently in private, that they will not back down on the cuts, there is growing sense in Parliament that they are heading towards defeat.
Many Labour members acknowledge that the debate was in order to keep pressure on the Tories over the debacle. A good example of the panic hitting Number 10 over the issue is the hysterical reaction to the threat from the Lords to block the legislation. The Sun’s political editor thinks the policy shows why Osborne will never become PM, while The Times splashes with reports of a rebellion threatening the Chancellor.
Frank Field, chair of the welfare select committee, is putting forward his own alternative proposal to Osborne’s plans – and sets out his reforms on LabourList this morning.
News emerged last night that Lord Warner has resigned the Labour whip in protest at Corbyn’s leadership. Warner was a health minister for three years during the last Labour Government, and made headlines last year for proposing a £10 monthly NHS fee.
On the radio this morning, Warner bemoaned that he ‘didn’t leave Labour, Labour left me’. Note it down, if you haven’t already: that is the self-pitying alarm sound of a politician no longer worth listening to.
It looks as though he may be trudging off alone. Last night’s meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party did not have the, er, lively atmosphere of recent weeks, with one MP grinning that it had been “boring” as they left.
Labour Party has its work cut out for them and it’s up to the members and PLP to work together and come with policies that reflect all the communities or we face years in the wilderness which will be Labour legacy for the next five year.