Tonight (Tuesday 12th July) the Labour NEC decided it would allow the current party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, to be on the ballot in a forthcoming leadership election.
Now I am not a big fan of the Labour party (the name of this blog might have given that away) but I have been warming to it’s new leader. Maybe not enough to vote for them but at least agree on more than one occasion. As part of that I think I’ve realised it’s not Labour I dislike…
It’s the bloody idiots running it!
You want examples?
Sorry but the party of working people charging £25 to become a member? What idiot thought up that idea? I guess the plan is to only attract middle class voters that can afford it. You know, the people that vote Tory.
So your PLP have tried stopping Jeremy Corbyn being on the voting list because he’s “unelectable”. If he’s so unelectable why are you concerned about him being re-elected?
While we on the subject of being undemocratic your PLP does have form in the shape of a Mr David Lammy. Yes the man who thinks 48% is bigger than 52% (shadow chancellor anyone?) and because he didn’t like the result of a referendum wanted a second go at it.
Maybe he’ll try the same if (when?) Corbyn wins this vote after all he got almost 60% last time. Unelectable eh?
So you’ve been selling membership saying people could vote but now they can’t. Isn’t that mis-selling? Maybe even fraud? Now you have a 2 day window and have to pay £25. And you think the public will trust you after that? You think your own members will trust you after that?
Deaf To Their Own Members
While the Labour PLP are happy to blame Corbyn for losing the EU Referendum, maybe it’s because the PLP aren’t listening to their own members. Generally.
- Angela Eagle faces prospect of ‘no confidence’ vote from constituency Labour party – The Independent
- Doncaster – where Ed Miliband’s parliamentary seat is located – also backed Brexit, with a huge 69 per cent (104,260) voting for Leave – Huffington Post
- Labour was out of touch in 2015, says Cruddas’ final election report – Labour List
- Brexit: Dorset’s Labour members think Corbyn should stay – Bournemouth Echo
- The plot to oust Corbyn is anti-democratic and offensive to Labour members – Labour List
- This is not Labour MPs vs Corbyn. They’re at war with party members – The Guardian
We need a strong opposition and sadly at the moment we don’t have one. In fact I’m not sure how long now we haven’t had one.
The likes of Chuka Umunna and Chris Bryant with their arrogance and attitude often appear to be more Tory than Labour. That’s not opposition, that’s Tory Lite.
Maybe it’s time for a new broom at the Labour Party…and maybe this time we’ll get it.