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To love Jeremy Corbyn and hope he wins

(193 Posts)
derxa Thu 16-Jul-15 22:59:05

I'm not a Labour/Tory supporter but this man actually has principles.

butternut22 Thu 16-Jul-15 23:00:30

I love him! YANBU

Itsallabitwoowoo Thu 16-Jul-15 23:02:07

Do you live in Islington then?

Yellowbird01 Thu 16-Jul-15 23:02:36

Not my cup of tea

VivaLeBeaver Thu 16-Jul-15 23:02:49

I really like him but I worry that he will never win Labour an election. Too left wing for most?

TendonQueen Thu 16-Jul-15 23:03:55

Sadly I don't think he'll win an election, based on the way politics is going right now. The Tories have a decent lead and are nicking all the most popular policies from other parties. Going to need a centrist alternative to beat them.

VivaLeBeaver Thu 16-Jul-15 23:06:33

They need another Tony Blair, who lets face it was quite Tory.

I think Tristam Hunt would be good but sadly not running.

derxa Thu 16-Jul-15 23:06:43

Not Islington- true blue Conservative constituency.

I hate unauthentic politicians.

butternut22 Thu 16-Jul-15 23:06:48

Jezwecan

ssd Thu 16-Jul-15 23:07:43

I like him too

unmapped Thu 16-Jul-15 23:09:03

I think he's great. I totally disagree that he's unelectable. There hasnt been a truly left wing candidate for a long time and there are whole swathes of people who are looking for a better life and a better society the one on offer from the right. I really hope he wins

CaptainHolt Thu 16-Jul-15 23:10:14

The SNP are 'left wing' and they smashed it. Labour lost a lot of their core support by echoing Tory election pledges - the 'We will be tough on immigration' mug being a case in point. I think they need to step a bit to the left to appeal to the 76% of people who didn't vote Tory because the 24% who did will carry on voting Tory, rather than voting for Tories in red ties.

CaptainHolt Thu 16-Jul-15 23:11:19

He is in the lead as far as CLP votes go.

ilovesooty Thu 16-Jul-15 23:16:22

I'm very much hoping he wins. He seems like a man of conviction and principle to me. I don't want a Labour leader who's a watered down Tory.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 17-Jul-15 00:21:25

He seems a nice genuine guy. But I do I dare say quite liked David Cameron before he became PM

antimatter Fri 17-Jul-15 00:22:48

I also hope he wins.

TriJo Fri 17-Jul-15 00:25:19

Voted for him in the GE and would love to see him win the leadership vote. Time for Labour to start being a real party of the left.

DavesButt Fri 17-Jul-15 00:33:25

He's exactly what I am looking for as a labour leader - His voting record in the HoC speaks volumes about his ethics and morality - I've joined the labour party just so I can vote for him.

You know the right wing press is worried when they all they can do is slag him off! His interview with Krishnan Guru Murthy was priceless grin

wafflyversatile Fri 17-Jul-15 00:42:23

I'd love to see him become leader. It's about time Labour became an opposition party instead of Tory lickspittles.

Boardingblues Fri 17-Jul-15 00:42:38

He voted in favour of homeopathy FFS! He may be nice, but he would be the kiss of death for Labour!

TendonQueen Fri 17-Jul-15 00:45:06

But then why are Tory voters joining as Labour supporters to vote for him, and why are the Tories gleeful that he's doing so well? I actually like what he says but I have serious doubts about his broad appeal across the UK, and as it is I would rather get the Tories out with a less radical alternative than see Labour lose another election. I know it sounds less inspiring. Just reminds me all of the apparent popularity of Ed coming up to May. I don't like being a naysayer but I really want to be pragmatic and get the win.

Boardingblues Fri 17-Jul-15 00:50:10

But then why are Tory voters joining as Labour supporters to vote for him, and why are the Tories gleeful that he's doing so well?

Really??? What bit of incapacitating Labour by getting a comedy leader elected do you not understand?

TendonQueen Fri 17-Jul-15 01:19:15

I was responding to 'you know the right wing press are worried..' above, not yours - look at the post times; ours crossed. No need to be patronising hmm, I can see perfectly well that the Tories think he'd be easy to defeat.

cruikshank Fri 17-Jul-15 01:33:38

I think he's exactly what Labour needs and will be voting for him come August the 12th. More than that, I think he's what the country needs. Don't forget, Labour lost the election in catastrophic fashion in Scotland to a party that was very far to the left of them. This is what people want. Also, a lot of the voters that went to Labour from UKIP did so because they perceived (wrongly) that UKIP represented ordinary workers. In any case, he can't do any worse than some wanker with a tombstone and a racist mug.

BertrandRussell Fri 17-Jul-15 01:33:52

I think he's fantastic too. But it will be the end of the Labour Party if he gets to be leader. Conservative administration for the foreseeable future.

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