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Does anyone actually think Corbyn is doing a good job?

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Bearbehind Thu 16-Mar-17 08:12:20

Corbyn's performance at PMQs yesterday was beyond a joke and that is just the latest in a long line of failures to actually lead an opposition party.

Is there anyone who actually thinks he's doing a good job and if not, why is he still there?

MsHooliesCardigan Thu 16-Mar-17 08:29:00

The man is a joke. Any half decent opposition leader should be wiping the floor with the Tories- in 24 hours, we've had the budget u turn, DD's shambolic Brexit performance and now the election expenses scandal and TM is sitting there laughing.

Kaija Thu 16-Mar-17 08:29:36


HerOtherHalf Thu 16-Mar-17 08:33:29

He is not a leader by any stretch of the imagination. He also seems to have forgotten his pledge on professional and adult conduct in the house and has been very guilty lately of the sort of childish behaviour he had been so critical of.

woman12345 Thu 16-Mar-17 11:12:21

Corbyn's performance at PMQs yesterday was beyond a joke and that is just the latest in a long line of failures to actually lead an opposition party

You are right but.

William Hague was great at PM questions, but crap at being popular with his party and..............

Labour is collapsing across the west. The democrats are stumbling to respond to Trump, we've just seen Labour lose substantially to both the right and green left in Holland. Middle ground socialism is in the retreat across the west. Where your country is starting from is the key, and Holland was starting from a very different kind of social and political structure and culture to Britain. Britain is, we are told, a naturally conservative country.

Corbyn is awful, (and May is becoming a parody of the Spitting Image Nazi Thatcher), but so was the anti semitism that dogged Milliband, the disablist and racist abuse hurled at Brown, the alt right lies about Blair.
It's frankly amazing that labour has survived this long, a bit like the EU under such a sustained assault from the tory press, socialist workers and labour supporters who wouldn't get their hands dirty during the miners strike and poll tax. Or support proper taxation. Not to mention a dodgily funded conservative party and leave campaign, and the violence and abuse aimed on line and in real life to labour MPs. Chuka Umunna won't stand because he lost a close family member to political violence.

I don't know what or who could lead Labour to the golden uplands of peaceful democratic socialism and a strong voice against May's 'government'. Political parties and politicians are just representatives, and every time I don't get involved in local politics, I'm letting May get away with it.

But we are where we is and the cruel attacks on all individuals seems to diminish all public discourse. Including Corbyn,.

Our adversarial 'democracy' is broke, and a more collaborative European model would help fix it. The Netherlands has a culture of empowering cultural diversity in politics and the media, we could learn a lot from it.

He's not a good leader, but there are reasons why he's there, and MPs are just people.

Mistigri Thu 16-Mar-17 13:00:24

I have one or two brave souls on my FB timeline who are still Corbyn supporters.

It struck me the other day that he's now so irrelevant that I operate an unconscious mental filter when reading the news, by scrolling right past any story with "Corbyn" in the headline.

SpringSpringSpring Thu 16-Mar-17 13:08:37

Nope, wish he'd just come out and said he was pro-leave and then let others get on with campaigning properly. Putting in a three-line whip to support May and then afterwards saying 'the fight starts now' was downright bizarre.

GlassOfPort Thu 16-Mar-17 13:34:45

I was willing to give him a chance when he was first elected, but have been very disappointed by his failure to engage with the Remain campaign.

This is not about personality or personal attacks. He may well be honest and principled, but he is completely unsuited to the job he has been elected to do.

Lottapianos Thu 16-Mar-17 13:41:30

Corbyn makes me despair. I was so full of hope when he was first elected but I think he's absolutely and completely useless now. I'm disgusted with his total lack of opposition to this heartless shower of scumbags we are saddled with in government. The Tories put out the U-turn story twenty sodding minutes before PMQs yesterday - that's how crap they know Corbyn is and how little of a shit they give about him and his opposition. Its just head-in-hands dismal.

He should have thrown the kitchen sink at the Remain campaign but was pretty much nowhere to be seen. And I am very disturbed by what women Labour MPs describe as his lack of support when they received death and rape threats via Twitter. Heidi Alexander said she practically had to stage a sit-in outside his office to get a meeting with him. He's a truly dreadful leader and I'm extremely suspicious about the 'very nice man' theory too

EffinElle Thu 16-Mar-17 13:42:47

No sad

Bearbehind Thu 16-Mar-17 13:50:37

If you had read today's headlnes even a year ago you'd think it was April fools day already- the situation we are in is so farcical it can barely be believed.

It's like some kind of out of body experience which is unfortunately completely real.

MaybeDoctor Thu 16-Mar-17 13:51:58

His chances of winning an election are pitiable.

Like it or not, they need a centre-ground candidate.

MaybeDoctor Thu 16-Mar-17 13:56:29

I have said it on here before, but I lived in his constituency for five years and was active in the local community.

Never saw or heard of him. At all.

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