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To want to shake the entire Labour leadership and scream SORT IT OUT you useless tossers!!!!!!

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Springheeled Mon 26-May-14 12:11:45

Because if Labour don't speak out or formulate anything sensible then the vacuum for the far right grows and look what happens...

I dearly wish they would stop cowering, quivering, vacillating, hovering uncertainly in the middle of the road, wobbling, wibbling and wavering.

I expect they'll now start wetly making noises about immigrations and referendums, pandering to the ukip voters rather than having the guts to argue that immigration and Europe are not the biggest problems we face.

Labour is supposed to be the party of the working people, the majority of us. I am so disgusted with them for missing an open goal and I'm terrified of a Tory/UKIP coalition. A year to go! Some guts please Labour! Some policies! Some swagger!

meditrina Mon 26-May-14 12:13:47

Current Labour leadership = useless tossers

Yup, I think you've hit the nail on the head there. But is there any prospect of them sorting it out in time for the General Election? I'm not optimistic.

longfingernails Mon 26-May-14 12:14:19

Nick Clegg tried the "party of in versus the party of out" stuff during the campaign. It didn't work, and energised UKIP.

I hope Ed Miliband does what you suggest - it would lead to a swift, decisive kick in the ballots, rather than the slow bleeding of votes to UKIP and the Tories which is happening now.

BananaBumps Mon 26-May-14 12:17:09


cheekygeeky Mon 26-May-14 12:19:07


lowcarbforthewin Mon 26-May-14 12:19:17

Yanbu! Now is the time to have a strong voice, be really clear about policies and fight for people who have been screwed over by the Tories. They could be doing so well. They are pathetic.

TheHoundsBitch Mon 26-May-14 12:19:56

I really wish they would get rid of Milliband, he's a fucking embarrassment. I am woefully ignorant when it comes to politics (working on this!) but even I know no one in there right minds could want that cartoon character as a prime minister.

TheHoundsBitch Mon 26-May-14 12:20:29

their right minds

AgentProvocateur Mon 26-May-14 12:21:53

The only party more insipid and wet than the UK Labour Party is the Scottish Labour Party. Labour are a disaster. Keir Hardie must be turning in his grave.

longfingernails Mon 26-May-14 12:25:06

AgentProvocateur Cheer up! Yesterday saw the tiniest sign that the Tory Party is finally stirring in Scotland, despite Ruth Davidson's best efforts at sabotage. And UKIP is on the rise too! We could yet see another Sir Teddy Taylor emerge in 2015.

PuddingAndHotMilk Mon 26-May-14 12:26:11

Agreed Agreed Agreed.
They need a strong leader. Never has the party missed John Smith as badly as now. I suspect David would have been (marginally) better than Ed but they need to act quickly. Act strong. Only by really getting out there and fighting the fight will they rally the masses. Vacillating on the edges does nothing but further 'prove' they're not up to the job sad

Eebahgum Mon 26-May-14 12:30:58

They're not really the party of the working class anymore - which I think is the root of why the working class are looking for a new party. I don't know why they don't just stand tall and give facts - as far as I know the "immigrants" as a whole bring money into the country by working and paying taxes - we'd be worse off without them. (Aside from having a load of unfilled jobs that British workers won't do). I'm sick of mainstream politicians talking lots and saying nothing. No clear idea of what they stand for. Just a lot of sniping at each other in the hope you'll pick them as the least bad option. British politics is a bloody shambles at the moment.

Aradia Mon 26-May-14 12:32:07

I totally agree, I'm a staunch Labour supporter yet I want to punch them all and tell them to fuck that useless twat Miliband off and get themselves a proper leader.

They chose the wrong Miliband IMHO.

gordyslovesheep Mon 26-May-14 12:34:06

Totally agree - as a member I despair at the lot of them right now

mrstigs Mon 26-May-14 12:36:09

I totally agree. I actually WANT to vote Labour, I want them to be the party who sort all this damn mess out, but how can I when they appear no better than the idiots in control at the minute. They all look as greedy and useless as each other. Come on Labour fgs!

PeachandRaspberry Mon 26-May-14 12:36:13

YANBU. They look hopeless.

SunnyL Mon 26-May-14 12:36:29

In my mind Milliband is a very very clever man. He's an excellent strategist and is very much led by evidence to seek equality. BUT he has the charisma of a potato. He should be behind the scenes supporting someone who has go it.

Trouble is I don't know who what is? Yet the Cooper has potential but her husband is often an embarrassment. Alan Milburn had potential but is gone. Johann Lamont in Scotland just isn't making headway against slippery Salmond.

eddiemairswife Mon 26-May-14 12:38:18

All the main parties need to choose grown-ups as leaders instead of the clever little boys we now have.

gatofeliz Mon 26-May-14 12:38:54

I totally agree. I actually WANT to vote Labour, I want them to be the party who sort all this damn mess out, but how can I when they appear no better than the idiots in control at the minute. They all look as greedy and useless as each other. Come on Labour fgs

As a life long Labour voter, i couldnt agree more with this.

YANBU they are useless and no longer stand up for the working class.

eddiemairswife Mon 26-May-14 12:39:06

All the main parties need to choose grown-ups as leaders instead of the clever little boys we now have.

eddiemairswife Mon 26-May-14 12:41:01

Sorry, don't know what happened there. PERHAPS IT'S MY ADVANCING YEARS!

Springheeled Mon 26-May-14 12:41:24

I think either Miliband was a bad choice- in fact all the leadership contenders were weak in one way or another- I'm so sick of hearing Labour politicians give mealy mouthed, over cautious, rabbits in the headlights answers to anything they are asked. Tristam Hunt on Question Time flip flopping pathetically over the travesty of free schools on Thursday was a case in point. Free schools!!!! It should have been an open goal! But since the LABOUR party haven't decided yet whether moving to privatising the education system by handing if over to any old Tom, Dick or Toby, and destroying teachers' terms and conditions at the same time is a good thing or a bad thing yet, they can't say anything. It's so depressing.

NoArmaniNoPunani Mon 26-May-14 12:42:10


Icimoi Mon 26-May-14 12:47:27

The thing is, though, they've had their best local election results since 1998, when Blair was probably flying highest. They've gained 338 seats and 6 councils in addition to the councils where they previously had power, compared with UKIP's 161 seats and no councils. I must confess to having difficulty in understanding precisely why this is viewed as such a Labour failure and a UKIP triumph.

Viviennemary Mon 26-May-14 12:48:28

I did vote Labour in the last general election but I have not been impressed by them of late. Miliband must go. They must address the concerns of society. And stop saying if only we understood then we would vote Labour. Stop the patronising.

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