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To think it’s utterly disgraceful that Corbyn hasn’t resigned

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Bearbehind Fri 13-Dec-19 19:19:45

The man is the reason the Labour Party didn’t stand a chance in the GE

Yet today he doesn’t even have the good grace or integrity to step aside

Is their anyone at all who supports him in that decision?

Bearbehind Fri 13-Dec-19 19:20:53

There not their

churchandstate Fri 13-Dec-19 19:20:57

I do. What’s the point in him resigning immediately?

ChristmasSpirtsOnTheRocksPleas Fri 13-Dec-19 19:20:59

I would think it’s perfectly fine to wait a week tops while the settles but I don’t think that’s what he has in mind otherwise he’d have said so.

chipsandpeas Fri 13-Dec-19 19:21:07

he said hes standing down once a sucessor has been decided

CendrillonSings Fri 13-Dec-19 19:22:08

Oh, I think he should lead the Labour Party for the next decade at least.

But then I am a Tory smile

Bearbehind Fri 13-Dec-19 19:22:34

He should have stepped down today.

He adds no value to the party. In fact, worse than that, he positively encourages people to turn away.

He should go now

Bearbehind Fri 13-Dec-19 19:23:15

Oh, I think he should lead the Labour Party for the next decade at least.

He is the Tory party’s gift that keeps on giving.

Bluntness100 Fri 13-Dec-19 19:23:43

I also don't see why he should step down immediately. And I'm a tory voter. And as much as he shoulders much of the blame, it's clearly not just his fault the rest of the daft momentum members who supported his policies and voted for him also carry a responsibility

churchandstate Fri 13-Dec-19 19:24:12

5 years to another election, OP. It’s more important for the right successor to be found than anything else right now.

Anyway, get off the man’s back. He’s had his beating at the ballot box; don’t punch down.

BelleSausage Fri 13-Dec-19 19:24:34

He needs to push off and soon. All this ‘reflection time’ is just Momentum scrambling around for a way to make it not their fault they lost.

Sadly, I think it will take a lot to turn the party away from Momentum Labour and in a new direction. I predict the next leader with be a soft Corbynite.

berryfull Fri 13-Dec-19 19:24:58

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TheBlueStocking Fri 13-Dec-19 19:25:31

He's done nothing wrong. He should step down once an appropriate successor has been determined.

churchandstate Fri 13-Dec-19 19:26:08

berryfull

Well said. I would love to see some of the people harping on about this carry themselves with half of his grace.

tabulahrasa Fri 13-Dec-19 19:26:26

I think it’s much better to take a bit of time to work out what’s needed from a new leader instead of heading straight into a knee jerk leadership contest - it’s not like there’s another general election next week...

TheBlueStocking Fri 13-Dec-19 19:26:45

And I agree, his dignity in the face of the smear campaign makes me truly proud to have supported him.

Bearbehind Fri 13-Dec-19 19:26:53

You’re all fucking nut jobs

Well common sense would argue that the ‘nut jobs’ are those who continue to support the man who handed the Tories this election on a plate, despite that being their worst nightmare.

cannycat20 Fri 13-Dec-19 19:27:26

Thank you for that, @CendrillonSings. It's not often a Tory makes me laugh! wink

SeaViewBliss Fri 13-Dec-19 19:28:11

If they rush in to selecting a new leader it will be all about ego and who shouts the loudest.

They need to take some time, nurture some up and coming politicians. Otherwise they just end up with someone in it for all the wrong reasons.

churchandstate Fri 13-Dec-19 19:29:40

Well common sense would argue that the ‘nut jobs’ are those who continue to support the man who handed the Tories this election on a plate, despite that being their worst nightmare.

I support him because I agree with what he stands for, win or lose.

reallychristmasaaagain Fri 13-Dec-19 19:30:45

Thank goodness he has at least said he’s going to stand down, whilst admitting no responsibility for the worst post war defeat and blaming everyone else. I’m merely thankful he’s not having a 3rd shot at a general election as he thinks his policies are just so bang on...

noblegiraffe Fri 13-Dec-19 19:31:26

Of course he didn’t. He didn’t resign when he was massively no-confidenced by his MPs either. Honourable people resign, Jeremy Corbyn digs in.

RJnomore1 Fri 13-Dec-19 19:32:07

Bad times when you’re wishing for Tony Blair again isn’t it

churchandstate Fri 13-Dec-19 19:32:30

noblegiraffe

I don’t think you can say he isn’t honourable. And not Prince Andrew honourable either!

God, that man has ruined that word for me.

TheBlueStocking Fri 13-Dec-19 19:32:58

I support him because I agree with what he stands for, win or lose.

Exactly. He was not wrong to try to make the UK a better and fairer place. Just because other people couldn't or wouldn't believe in that concept doesn't mean he was wrong. We should be aspiring to achieve what he set out to do. And I pray that in the future, we will see kindness return to UK politics.

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