Me or Jeremy Corbyn?

I was walking home from the pub when I passed a couple, in so doing I heard the man say to his wife/girlfriend that he could never vote for Jeremy Corbyn because he is an idiot. Fuelled by a pint and a half (and because I’m a fan) I started to sing ‘Oh Jeremy Corbyn…’ only to hear a woman from one of the flats shout “loser” but was she calling me or a Corbyn a loser????

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The last word on the General Election

I know the world has moved on from the General Election but I feel everyone needs to read my thoughts, so here goes.

  • Firstly, why would you call an election and make it about personality when you don’t have any … erm… personality.
  • Hopefully this election has put to bed the idea that Lynton Crosby is some kind of genius. Thankfully the public saw through soundbite politics. It would appear the electorate weren’t prepared to put up with ‘strong and stable’ for 7 weeks.
  • Despite their best efforts it would appear the ability of papers like The Sun and The Daily Mail to influence the voters is on the wane.
  • The last point may in some ways have something to do with the increase in the youth vote, who don’t get their news from the traditional media.
  • And finally it was good to see the experts before the election telling us how it was going to go and then after the election tell us why these things didn’t happen. It’s almost like the political experts don’t really know what the electorate is going to do.

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Coalition of Chaos

My new album ‘Coalition of Chaos’ will be out June 9th.

It includes tracks like:

  • Hinkley’s on Hold
  • Screwing the self-employed
  • Brexit means Brexit
  • No running commentary
  • Just About Managing
  • Don’t mention my leather trousers
  • No time for independence
  • I used to be a Remainer

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Unity?

Hola. Hope you are well.

From the very moment Jeremy Corbyn became leader of the Labour party he’s had to put up with many of his own MPs wanting him gone. This came to a head with the embarrassing choreographed resignations followed by the vote of no confidence.

A sizeable proportion of these MPs have been looking for an opportunity to twist the knife in.  To be fair to them they’ve had to bide their time because the four by-elections under Corbyn’s leadership have all gone Labours way, the council elections were better than expected and both the London and Bristol mayoral contests were won by the Labour candidate.

So instead they tried to use the EU referendum result to nail Corbyn, they say his campaign was half-hearted, however 65% of Labour voters voted to Remain, which was similar to the Lib Dems 68% yet you don’t see the Lib Dems plotting against Tim Farron. Perhaps it’s harder to organise a coup when you only have 8 MPs. (Out of interest 70% of SNP voters voted to Remain).

With many politicians post Brexit are saying we need to listen to the electorate, you’d think Labour would try to tap into the spirit Jeremy Corbyn has been able to engender at grassroots level. Well you’d be wrong. What the Parliamentary Labour party want to do is ignore the democratic process that saw Corbyn win their election with 60% of the vote only 9 months  ago. This to me is a dangerous policy, the Labour party are effectively trying to dismiss the wishes of a large number of members who believe passionately in Jeremy Corbyn and then expect the very same people to support a new leader.

These rebel MPs say they have to do this because despite Jeremy being a nice guy he’s not a leader. That must be why they want to replace him with Angela Eagle, that’s Angela Eagle who finished fourth in the deputy leadership race. In Jeremy Corbyn’s defence it’s probably hard to lead when those behind you are throwing knives at your back.

These rebel MPs say that what the Labour party needs is unity, whilst handing in their resignation letters. They also claim that the party is not electable under Corbyn, I wonder why that is? Who in their right minds would vote for a party where the MPs are openly disregarding their leader?

This is the time the Labour party should be championing their successes over the last 9 months, they should be pointing out how they have forced the government to u-turn on a number of policies. They should be the party providing a positive and more inclusive vision for Britain, instead the story is all about the infighting.

Til next time, be nice to each other

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Why Tony Blair makes me feel like a teenager

Hola. Hope you are well.

People said we’d have a hung parliament. (spoiler alert) We don’t.

People said Jeremy Corbyn was only in the  Labour leadership race to widen the debate, he’s currently leading that race.

Now people are saying he’s unelectable.

Who knows if Jeremy Corbyn can or can’t connect with the electorate? What we do know, is that Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall are struggling to connect with supporters of their own party.

It’s probably telling that whilst Corbyn has sparked excitement amongst young people, the ‘Anyone But Corbyn’ campaign is being led by politicians from the New Labour era.

Leading to odd situations, like Tony Blair predicting a Corbyn led Labour will split the party. That’s Tony Blair the most divisive figure in the party. Or Gordon Brown explaining what it takes for Labour to be electable. It’s just a shame he’s never had a chance to put these ideas into practice.

It’s not just Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, it seems like every day someone  from that era is telling Labour supporters not to vote for Jeremy Corbyn. They don’t seem as forthcoming when it comes to saying why we should vote for the other contenders.

I can’t help thinking that this approach, like a parent forbidding a teenager from doing something, is just making Corbyn appear that little bit more desirable.

Til next time, be nice to each other.

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