Anyone else in despair with the Labour Party?

(7 Posts)
HPFA Sat 02-Jul-16 21:26:11

This is a story appearing as a lead in the Guardian:

*A senior Labour source, close to the embattled leader, said they had blocked Watson from talking privately to Corbyn because they have a “duty of care. They [Watson’s aides] want Watson to be on his own with Corbyn so that he can jab his finger at him,” the source said.

“We are not letting that happen. He’s a 70-year-old [sic] man. We have a duty of care … This is not a one-off. There is a culture of bullying. Maybe it’s a Blairite/Brownite thing.”*

So Mr Corbyn is too fragile to see his own deputy leader yet we Labour supporters are expected to convince the doubters he can do the job of Prime Minister?

Lucydogz Sun 03-Jul-16 14:28:20

However, later in the article, this was denied by jc's office (but I guess they would).
But I am in despair about the party. I left a few months ago as I felt that jc was a rubbish leader of the opposition. I think that thousands like me need a new party to split off from labour. In many constituencies labour have haemorrhaged support to ukip, but these voters are natural ukip supporters, it's just that Labour stopped listening to anyone outside the metropolitan elite.

Lucydogz Sun 03-Jul-16 14:29:22

NOT natural ukip supporters

howtorebuild Sun 03-Jul-16 14:33:16

There needs to be an opposition that can do the job it's paid by the tax payers to perform, currently there isn't. The problem needs a speedy solution.

Tanith Sun 03-Jul-16 16:24:31

I'm taking it with a hefty pinch of salt.

They have deliberately stated Corbyn's age as older than he really is and this is obviously an attempt by his opponents to paint him as a weak, fragile, elderly man that needs protecting from his critics. Oh, and a nice little accusation of bullying within the Party as well hmm

Mistigri Sun 03-Jul-16 16:44:47

Both sides are as tedious as each other and need to grow up. The whole thing makes me angry. They had an open goal but decided to turn round and run in the opposite direction. How fucking stupid can you get?

I've never voted anything but labour but (should I get my vote back as the Tories promised in their manifesto) I can't see me voting for them again.

Tanith Sun 03-Jul-16 20:34:21

More and more, I'm reminded of this little clip grin

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