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Tories more uneasy about Corbyn than Labour

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Hannahouse Tue 28-Jul-15 20:19:48

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FarFromAnyRoad Tue 28-Jul-15 20:21:00


They'll be loving it. Labour will implode and be unelectable for a generation. Why wouldn't they be rubbing their hands with glee? When you say their tone has changed can you give some examples?

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 28-Jul-15 20:22:22

They should be uneasy. If Corbyn wins it'll give the swathes of Labour folk who didn't bother voting last time round a reason to vote.

Scramblebrain Tue 28-Jul-15 20:26:48

I vote conservative and am totally amused by the whole thing. I can't see that he could be seen as any kind of threat.

FarFromAnyRoad Tue 28-Jul-15 20:30:18

As a matter of interest, what percentage of Labour supporters didn't vote? And why didn't they vote?

dontbemoredog Tue 28-Jul-15 20:31:56

The Conservative supporters near me couldn't be more pleased...

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 28-Jul-15 20:37:55

I stopped voting Labour when they became Tory-lite and so did a lot of other people. Maybe someone with an actual different agenda to EVERY other party might be worth trying. There's certainly no point carrying on with the current system of everyone basically doing to exact same thing.

sadwidow28 Tue 28-Jul-15 20:41:10

I am not a labour voter (never have been) but I think a Corbyn/Watson Leader/Deputy for Labour will be pretty formidable.

They both want rid of sleaze (including child abuse) and are against austerity.

lokole Tue 28-Jul-15 20:41:57

Watching the Labour Party at the moment is like watching someone descend into madness

ShooBeeDooBeeDoo Tue 28-Jul-15 20:42:59

If Corbyn wins, the Tories will be supping champagne for breakfast. Without a doubt.

AddToBasket Tue 28-Jul-15 20:47:25

hey both want rid of sleaze (including child abuse)

Eh?! You can't seriously believe that other parties want or are indifferent to 'sleaze and child abuse'?!

Politicians aren't actually an evil race. They are generally motivated by public good, even if they differ on what that means needs to be done.

penisland Tue 28-Jul-15 20:50:44

If Corbyn wins, the Tories will be supping champagne for breakfast. Without a doubt.

Absolutely! Hopefully he'll win and keep the cancer that is Labour out of power for at least a decade.

MrsGentlyBenevolent Tue 28-Jul-15 20:51:28

*lokole" - I actually think it's like a particularly shit version of Britain's Got Talent. Corbyn is most certainly the ridiculous performing dog that shouldn't have even got through, not to talk about possibly win. I cannot take this leadership race seriously with him running. He's the left wing Nigel Farage, seems to have the people's support but in actual fact his idealisms are not what this country will vote for come 2020. His politics are so wet, UKIP could blame the next flood on them.....

HermioneWeasley Tue 28-Jul-15 20:55:00

Labour haven't won with a left wing/socialist agenda for generations, so I can't see how him winning would be anything but good news for the conservatives.

rosesanddaisies Tue 28-Jul-15 21:02:05


caroldecker Tue 28-Jul-15 21:04:03

4% of 2015 conservative voters will switch to Labour if Corbyn wins according to a poll

OddBoots Tue 28-Jul-15 21:09:41

There are things that many people in the public want that they never thought would be brought to the table - whatever happens it has thrown open some possibilities that the Tory party won't be too happy about.

Justanotherlurker Tue 28-Jul-15 21:10:06

4% of 2015 conservative voters will switch to Labour if Corbyn wins according to a poll

Is that the ones who want out of the EU, it's going to be funny seeing all these labour supporters suddenly become 'racists' when following The Dear Leader.

Its also quite funny how much faith labour supporters now have in opinion polls.

lemonade30 Tue 28-Jul-15 21:13:45

I'll be voting for him.

(labour are supposed to be left wing)

it can't be helped that seemingly the majority of the electorate would prefer labour to return to the Tory Blair years......

He is a principled man and I have respect for this. principles should supersede popularity when considering political ideology.

although exactly how Dave and Gids became apparently popular shall forever a mystery to myself remain.

Bubblesinthesummer Tue 28-Jul-15 21:14:51

No not at all. I think they are secretly wishin he wins with bells on.

I actually think it will split the party. Especially if ex MPS decide they want to try and rejoin as they repeatedly tell any one who will listen. yes I am talking about you Galloway

DrDre Tue 28-Jul-15 21:17:59

The only reason for Tories have to be scared of Corbyn is that he'll be so bad that Labour become an ineffective opposition. Strong opposition is a vital part of our system, if Labour get wiped out at the next election because they are too left wing then the Tories will get complacent, which will damage them, and adversely affect our system of Government (e.g. select committees).

BuggerLumpsAnnoyed Tue 28-Jul-15 21:25:05

I don't know how to share links on my phone but have you seen true latest telegraph article "Tories don't vote for Corbyn it won't end well" I think it's opretty self evident that they're not "rubbing they're hands with glee" with the thought of him being elected.

They've worked out the electorate arn't as thick as they thought the were and actually corbyn is a viable alternative to the extreme right wing government we have now.

MrsGentlyBenevolent Tue 28-Jul-15 21:38:56

Bugger - as much as I do not advocate for the right wing (my personal politics being mostly central left), I cannot agree that this is an "extreme" right wing government either. It would have been if Farage and his ilk had won, but they did not. What the Tories are doing is tough, and shit, and the old words "don't be poor, don't be old, don't get sick" seem to have an eerie ring to them. However, you cannot fix it with overly left wing politics. If that was truly the answer, the Greens would have far more votes and support than they do, they are very much a party of heart than true 'gritty' politics. Just because a politician seems a "man of the people", does not mean he will make a good leader, or his politics will stand up to real economic scrutiny. Have we not learnt this lesson with Ukip? All they did was let the Tories win, the so called second coallition never came about. All because one bloke and his "man of the people" idealisms could never convince the many, but enough people defected from other parties to let this government form a majority through the back door.

BMW6 Tue 28-Jul-15 21:39:29

extreme right wing government we have now

No, they really are not. More central.

No way will England vote in an extreme Left wing party though.

BuggerLumpsAnnoyed Tue 28-Jul-15 21:40:10

Also, you've got to think about where the electorates mind set will be in 5 years time. I think 5 years of the poverty bought about my this particular administration might change a lot of peoples priorities.

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