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October 12, 2015
So; some weird, beardy bloke, a CND, terrorist loving, republican, has managed to become leader of the Labour party. Not only that he once (allegedly) bonked Diane Abbot.....how bad can it get!! I was in Germany when I read that a prior appointment sadly prevented him from attending an audience with HM The Queen to take up his place in the Privy Council. Had he had the guts to say his conscience simply wouldn't allow him to kneel before HM and swear allegiance, or whatever the ceremony requires, I might have had an iota of respect for his decision. As it is it just confirms my opinion that he is a weak, anti establishment nonentity; which would be fine were he not the freakin opposition leader of the country's Parliament!!
His insistence that he would not press the nuclear button means he can never, ever be allowed to be anything other than a token party leader. His belief in unilateral disarmament is not just naive it is criminally irresponsible and his stance endangers this country's safety. Putin must be laughing his socks off while the US must be in despair! The only saving grace in the whole fiasco is that there are, I believe, enough Labour MPs who would force him out if push came to shove. He is new in office at present and he gained a huge party membership mandate, so many labour dissident MPs will still be cautious about overreacting to his radical left wing appeasement policies.
BUT; the biggest danger that Corbyn presents is that of a weakened, demoralised and ineffectual opposition party. Noone believes he can ever become PM, least of all himself. Those Labour MPs who initially supported him when he first put his name forward as a leadership candidate never in a month of Sundays believed he would have ever had a chance. They are bitterly regretting their stupidity now!! Meanwhile, the SNP are wetting the bed with excitement that, despite Corbyn agreeing with them that Trident should not be replaced, Labour is in such disarray that it is unelectable, not worth voting for and a useless, spent entity. Scottish elections will be held next year I wonder who might sweep the board there?? Here in Westminster the Tories, (my least worst choice of Government) have a virtual free hand to do as they wish. Their biggest enemy is their own infighting.
I don't believe Corbyn will still be Labour leader as we near the next election. I believe he will be given a chance because he has so many members supporting him but he is at odds with all of the major trade unions on Trident, he has demonstrated a startling lack of leadership qualities, his far left ideologies are too bizarre for the majority of even his own party and I really doubt he actually even wants to ever be PM. His election as Labour Leader would be a great laughing matter were it not so serious and not so damaging to this country's reputation on the global stage.
October 13, 2015
Arch typical of our present government opposition, in his policies and thinking. If it was not so critical, it would be farcical. With luck, they will sooner rather than later be in the scrap yard for many years to come. I should imagine that the real Labour Party of many years ago would not believe that the present mob represented Labour thinking as it was envisaged all those years ago. Corbyn is so off track that it is a wonder he is still their leader. I doubt if the way he dresses, and the comments and beliefs he presents is in any way acceptable to the vast majority of the people in UK, including real Labour members both past and present. Mickey Mouse would be a better choice, but he would never accept the post! And at least HE wore a tie.....
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