The Official Labour Unity Thread: Corbyn re-elected as leader

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PostRe: The Official Labour Implosion Thread - Corbyn loses no confidence vote
by Hexx » Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:09 pm

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Hexx wrote:Yesterday

9:46am: Corbyn tells Jewish peer who quit Labour over anti-Semitism to “reflect“.
9:56am: Corbyn says he backs war crimes investigations into British troops.
10:00am: Corbyn says he opposes giving more resources to MI6.
10:22am: McDonnell defends calling Esther McVey “a stain on humanity”.
10:40am: Yvette Cooper tells McDonnell to apologise.
11:06am: McDonnell doubles down, says “yes I do” think they were the right words.
11:15pm: Derek Hatton spotted in the conference hall.
11:52am: Ken Livingstone talks about Hitler on the BBC.
1:42am: Delegate rants about “Jewish MPs” and “Jewish plot to oust Corbyn”.
1:50pm: Fringe speaker compares Tory welfare policy to Nazis’ Arbeit Macht Frei.
5:00pm: Momentum host speaker who called for a Jewish man’s throat to be cut.
5:25pm: Anti-war merchandise mocking injured British soldiers on sale.
6:00pm: Jackie Walker says anti-Semitism in Labour is “exaggerated“.
6:30pm: Leaflets circulated: “Jewish Labour Movement does not belong in Labour


(Guido though so take with huge helpings of sceptism :P)
http://order-order.com/2016/09/25/today ... onference/

Today:

More borrowing, more international aid spending and main Foreign policy will be Nuclear Disarmament [multi-lateral].

Jesus...

I just cannot understand why he focusses so much on preaching to the choir. We all know he's for nuclear disarmament, why not cover some foreign policy that might appeal slightly more to voters who aren't already fully on board? Makes absolutely no sense.


That's Thornberry talking about Multi-Lateral though.

Corbyn's Unilateral (although he keeps failing to convince the party of this...wasn't his last idea submarines without missles - so sub construction jobs are safe?)
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PostRe: The Official Labour Implosion Thread - Corbyn loses no confidence vote
by captain red dog » Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:32 pm

Moggy wrote:
captain red dog wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:Really hoping support for independence picks back up in the near future. Let's take the (probably large) economic hit and get on with trying to build a more equal social democracy.

Although how large that hit will be is also dependent on just how far the UK's finances as a whole plummet as a result of A50 being enacted.

It could potentially be an even more difficult sell next time. It would be an even bigger risk to break from the UK, and go it completely alone. EU membership for Scotland isn't even on the table for discussion at the moment and I don't see them gaining membership for a decade at the very, very least if at all.


If Scotland does have another referendum, it will be interesting to see the arguments used against it by pro-brexit people. A risk to the economy? Greater sovereignty? :slol:

The economic factors are completely different for one thing, you can't compare Brexit and Indyref2.

Having said that, I personally think Scotland should go independent as it is clear the current political system doesn't work properly given the political divide and I think they were utterly shafted by the UK government with "the pledge".
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PostRe: The Official Labour Implosion Thread - Corbyn loses no confidence vote
by Moggy » Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:45 pm

captain red dog wrote:The economic factors are completely different for one thing, you can't compare Brexit and Indyref2.


The actual economic arguments might be different, but the way people pick and choose them when it suits them is exactly the same.

What I am talking about is pro-Brexit, pro-UK politicians/journalists who were happy to quote warnings from economic experts as fact when it came to Scottish independence but were also happy to declare that economists were just “scaremongering” when it came to Brexit. The same people who were all for keeping the UK political system that has unelected Lords when Scotland had a referendum, but who seemed outraged by a lack of democracy in the EU. The same types who thought Scotland should stay in the UK that is utterly dominated by England, but who were furious that the EU “tells us what to do”.
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PostRe: The Official Labour Implosion Thread - Corbyn loses no confidence vote
by Hexx » Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:48 pm

A Labour source has been in touch to say that, when John McDonnell ruled out an early shadow cabinet reshuffle on the Today programme this morning (see 8.31am), he was not intending to give out that message. So it is possible that we might get a shadow cabinet reshuffle soon after the party conference after all.


:lol:

There's something going on with Lewis and Trident as well...
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PostRe: The Official Labour Implosion Thread - Corbyn loses no confidence vote
by KK » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:10 pm

Hexx wrote:Yesterday

9:46am: Corbyn tells Jewish peer who quit Labour over anti-Semitism to “reflect“.
9:56am: Corbyn says he backs war crimes investigations into British troops.
10:00am: Corbyn says he opposes giving more resources to MI6.
10:22am: McDonnell defends calling Esther McVey “a stain on humanity”.
10:40am: Yvette Cooper tells McDonnell to apologise.
11:06am: McDonnell doubles down, says “yes I do” think they were the right words.
11:15pm: Derek Hatton spotted in the conference hall.
11:52am: Ken Livingstone talks about Hitler on the BBC.
1:42am: Delegate rants about “Jewish MPs” and “Jewish plot to oust Corbyn”.
1:50pm: Fringe speaker compares Tory welfare policy to Nazis’ Arbeit Macht Frei.
5:00pm: Momentum host speaker who called for a Jewish man’s throat to be cut.
5:25pm: Anti-war merchandise mocking injured British soldiers on sale.
6:00pm: Jackie Walker says anti-Semitism in Labour is “exaggerated“.
6:30pm: Leaflets circulated: “Jewish Labour Movement does not belong in Labour


(Guido though so take with huge helpings of sceptism :P)
http://order-order.com/2016/09/25/today ... onference/

Today:

More borrowing, more international aid spending and main Foreign policy will be Nuclear Disarmament [multi-lateral].

Jesus...

The comments on there are just as over-the-top and fantastical as Breitbart!

9a.m. Diane Abbott visits KFC
7p.m. Diane Abbott leaves KFC
11PM Dial-a-rod called. Local sewage works inundated, blocked, over flowing and rats are dying.
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PostRe: The Official Labour Implosion Thread - Corbyn loses no confidence vote
by Hexx » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:22 pm

I can't hear/read Diana Abbot without hearing Dead Ringer's Andrew Neil in my head.
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PostRe: The Official Labour Implosion Thread - Corbyn loses no confidence vote
by Moggy » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:34 pm

KK wrote:The comments on there are just as over-the-top and fantastical as Breitbart!

9a.m. Diane Abbott visits KFC
7p.m. Diane Abbott leaves KFC
11PM Dial-a-rod called. Local sewage works inundated, blocked, over flowing and rats are dying.


I can't tell if that is a racist joke, a fat joke or both.
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PostRe: The Official Labour Implosion Thread - Corbyn loses no confidence vote
by Memento Mori » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:42 pm

Moggy wrote:
KK wrote:The comments on there are just as over-the-top and fantastical as Breitbart!

9a.m. Diane Abbott visits KFC
7p.m. Diane Abbott leaves KFC
11PM Dial-a-rod called. Local sewage works inundated, blocked, over flowing and rats are dying.


I can't tell if that is a racist joke, a fat joke or both.

Probably a fat joke. Were it a racist joke it would probably be more obvious judging by the normal standard of internet comment sections.
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PostRe: The Official Labour Implosion Thread - Corbyn loses no confidence vote
by Hexx » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:42 pm

Yeah - it's rather unpleasant isn't it? Can't stand the woman, but that's just out of order.
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PostRe: The Official Labour Implosion Thread - Corbyn loses no confidence vote
by captain red dog » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:42 pm

Moggy wrote:
captain red dog wrote:The economic factors are completely different for one thing, you can't compare Brexit and Indyref2.


The actual economic arguments might be different, but the way people pick and choose them when it suits them is exactly the same.

What I am talking about is pro-Brexit, pro-UK politicians/journalists who were happy to quote warnings from economic experts as fact when it came to Scottish independence but were also happy to declare that economists were just “scaremongering” when it came to Brexit. The same people who were all for keeping the UK political system that has unelected Lords when Scotland had a referendum, but who seemed outraged by a lack of democracy in the EU. The same types who thought Scotland should stay in the UK that is utterly dominated by England, but who were furious that the EU “tells us what to do”.

I don't disagree with you, but on the face of it a lot of those people were also in Remain issuing the economic warnings about Brexit so it is a mixed bag. I also think Indyref1 had an impact on Brexit where a large part of the country knew the lies told about the risks of independence and I think that influenced the vote.

Both referendums have damaged faith in politics in my opinion. The political system needs an absolute overhaul with proper regional representation if the UK is to stay together and a completely elected upper house. I have no idea why the Lords is still even an issue, that should have been 100% elected decades ago. :evil:
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PostRe: The Official Labour Implosion Thread - Corbyn loses no confidence vote
by Hexx » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:45 pm



And Diane Abbott!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?

I'm so easily pleased
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PostRe: The Official Labour Implosion Thread - Corbyn loses no confidence vote
by Memento Mori » Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:11 pm

Hexx wrote:
There's something going on with Lewis and Trident as well...



This was definitely an episode of Veep.


Clive Lewis' speech pledging not to change Labour's pro-Trident policy was altered by spin doctor Seumas Milne on the autocue as he waited to deliver it, PoliticsHome has learned.

In a major humiliation, the Shadow Defence Secretary was only notified by post-it note as he sat on the stage waiting to walk to the podium.

He is said to have punched a wall in anger when he came off stage.

:lol:
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PostRe: The Official Labour Implosion Thread - Corbyn loses no confidence vote
by Tineash » Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:48 pm

I like Clive Lewis. I fear his association with Corbyn will taint him in future.
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PostRe: The Official Labour Implosion Thread - Corbyn loses no confidence vote
by Eighthours » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:40 pm

Memento Mori wrote:
Hexx wrote:
There's something going on with Lewis and Trident as well...



This was definitely an episode of Veep.


Clive Lewis' speech pledging not to change Labour's pro-Trident policy was altered by spin doctor Seumas Milne on the autocue as he waited to deliver it, PoliticsHome has learned.

In a major humiliation, the Shadow Defence Secretary was only notified by post-it note as he sat on the stage waiting to walk to the podium.

He is said to have punched a wall in anger when he came off stage.

:lol:


Maybe this will have taught him not to deal with Corbyn.
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PostRe: The Official Labour Implosion Thread - Corbyn loses no confidence vote
by Eighthours » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:40 pm

Dual wrote:Requesting thread title update.


It'll be right again in another 9 months. ;)

But OK.
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PostRe: The Official Labour Unity Thread: Corbyn re-elected as leader
by Lagamorph » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:03 pm

Should've changed it to "Corbyn re-elected as Dear Leader"
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PostRe: The Official Labour Implosion Thread - Corbyn loses no confidence vote
by Rex Kramer » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:35 pm

Eighthours wrote:
Dual wrote:Requesting thread title update.


It'll be right again in another 9 months. ;)

But OK.

I think you're being a tad optimistic, let's see what happens with the shadow cabinet.
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PostRe: The Official Labour Unity Thread: Corbyn re-elected as leader
by Grumpy David » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:40 am





Even now, I still think it's likely Corbyn will cling on until 2020. He just seems determined to try, even if he must surely be aware that he's the Tories best chance of staying in power to 2025.

Does make you wonder where Labour would be with someone like Chuka Umana, Dan Jarvis or basically anyone else. Instead you get Labour MPs becoming Mayors or leaving politics entirely because they don't see a future with Labour in charge for at least another 8 years.

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