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Why don't people like Corbin ?

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ginorwine Mon 29-May-17 16:40:01

The media are after him . So surely he is a threat or the tabloids wdnt bother . But we can't believe what the machines of the popular press tell us to ???
I'm curious why he appears unpopular ?
He appears principled to me . ...

SynysterGates Mon 29-May-17 16:40:40

most people i know like him, i like him

PeaFaceMcgee Mon 29-May-17 16:41:24

Because he cannot lead his own party cohesively, let alone the country.

Seems a lovely principled man though.

bringbackfonzi Mon 29-May-17 16:41:27

Because his name is so hard to spell right.

StillDrivingMeBonkers Mon 29-May-17 16:42:19

I don't know anyone that can stand him - and most of my social crowd are diehard left wingers. They've all defected to UKIP until he does the decent thing and stands down.

MarcelineTheVampire Mon 29-May-17 16:42:55

I love him!!

NellieFiveBellies Mon 29-May-17 16:44:27

because the media has done a really great job of demonising him?

Sidge Mon 29-May-17 16:45:02

Because he's weak, ineffectual and doesn't have the respect of even his own party members.

Because he's been seen as an IRA sympathiser (whether that's true or not is debatable, but I think that's the perception) and he's full of studenty idealism but lacks the concrete basis of how he's going to implement it and pay for it.

I'm sure he's a very nice man but PM material? I don't think so.

JimmyGrimble Mon 29-May-17 16:45:16

I don't know anyone that can stand him - and most of my social crowd are diehard left wingers. They've all defected to UKIP until he does the decent thing and stands down
Diehard left wingers defecting to UKIP? Ha ha ha ha

pipsqueak25 Mon 29-May-17 16:45:33

because he has had sympathies / met with the IRA back in the day, among other stuff and he gives the impression he couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery.

pipsqueak25 Mon 29-May-17 16:47:20

left wingers going to ukip ?? confused

NotYoda Mon 29-May-17 16:47:48

bringbackfonzi

grin

JimmyGrimble Mon 29-May-17 16:47:54

Because he's weak, ineffectual and doesn't have the respect of even his own party members.
Would these be the party members who have elected him twice with a massive majority? Or do you mean the PLP (Tory lite).
JC is remaking Labour into a socialist party. You know, one with actual principles.

ExplodedCloud Mon 29-May-17 16:49:29

doesn't have the respect of even his own party members.
Given he's won 2 leadership elections very convincingly I'd dispute that. Plainly not every LP member likes him and the PLP haven't exactly jumped for joy as a whole but I'm sure plenty of Tory MPs are quietly sharpening their knives too.

JimmyGrimble Mon 29-May-17 16:49:36

because he has had sympathies / met with the IRA back in the day, among other stuff and he gives the impression he couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery.
But he can head an election campaign which has seen his party come from nowhere to within 5 points of the Tories. Yeah. He's rubbish at organising.

LuluLovesFruitcakes Mon 29-May-17 16:50:12

I like him. I'm yet to see solid reasoning as to why people hate him so much tbh.

But then I think I like him because he's not like other politicians appear to be.

MickeyRooney Mon 29-May-17 16:52:31

Because he's asking us all, including the wealthiest and most powerful, to share.
They richest and a good number of us have already proved that we don't like to share.
sad

satonmars Mon 29-May-17 16:52:54

Because his manifesto is poorly thought out. No idea how it will be funded. He has appealed to the masses to get big groups onboard - parents, elderly, students, everyday workers etc. He is trying to appeal to all with not a map or a compass on how to get to where he wants to go. If implemented I fear we will be back 10 years to the start of the recession with huge debts because he has spent money we don't have. His links to the IRA and lack of clear focus on how to tackle terrorism in our country. I fear we'll have real security threats if he is in power. Likewise I don't think much to May either! I think both with ruin the country.

Pollyanna9 Mon 29-May-17 16:54:37

Never mind all the IRA links, I don't think he needs those problems because the ones of his personality (or lack thereof) are enough without any of that stuff.

Added to which he's got bloody Diane Abbott - she's tapped!! She's completely incompetent - many of the Tory cabinet may also be incompetent but at least they give an impression of knowing what they're doing!

He looks like a grumpy old man with a sour face, no charisma, no presence, not a leader.

I suspect he's a jolly nice fella and I applaud some of the general thoughts he seems to have of supporting the poor not the rich, but he's just not a leader and sadly, that is really important. People are responding to Mrs May because she's strong and has obvious direction (even though that direction may be totally wrong).

As we see from Trump, a leader can be a total bell end but if they are strong and have conviction, they get (rightly or wrongly) voted in to lead - not people like Corbyn. And I don't think you have to be a Trump, a May, a Thatcher or a Clinton, really non-aggressive yet intelligent people can also lead in that quieter more considered way eg Justin Trudeau of Canada. Plus he's got a gorgeous bottom which Corbyn cannot compete with smile.

ceceliajames Mon 29-May-17 16:55:04

I don't have too much against him, I just can't see labour winning. Things like not putting out a clear stance on Brexit annoyed me; the general population needed to hear more about why we should stay in the EU but he didn't say anything. Whilst Farage and Boris were coming out with a load of lies that people lapped up, we could have done with someone other than David Cameron (someone on the left) to put an opinion out there. Also don't like how he's put his mates (Useless Diane Abbott) in key positions. Other than that he seems an alright bloke. Just don't think he'll win.

user1491401693 Mon 29-May-17 16:55:19

Wolfie in pensioner garb.

OutComeTheWolves Mon 29-May-17 16:56:23

I like him but I think any genuinely left-wing labour leader will be ridiculed by the mainstream media & the lie peddled that they're 'not leadership material' because it's in the best interests of those in control of the media to have a conservative government in power.

I'd love to see a return to the day when PR, spin doctors, media training and wardrobe consultants were removed from politics and we went back to just listening to the policies and in my mind, Corbyn represents this. I also think Miliband tried to operate without cozying up to the Media but they ruined him.

Perfectplonker Mon 29-May-17 16:57:11

most of my social crowd are diehard left wingers. They've all defected to UKIP

Amazing turn around for diehard left wingers hmm (so glad we didn't ban that face grin)

Bluntness100 Mon 29-May-17 16:57:39

I struggle with his terrorist activities and the way he addresses it when asked. I also dislike the fact he is disingenuous with the public, brexit, terrorist links, that daft train photo, and I dislike the way he has split the party, refused to leave and ended up with a shadow cabinet that is awful. Dianne abbot as Home Secretary, mconnelll as chancellor, it actually really worries me.

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Mon 29-May-17 16:57:57

There are a few billion threads asking exactly this.

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