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The odds on Corbyn winning the leadership are now 1/5

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CaptainHolt Sat 08-Aug-15 22:21:50


Burnham 5/1
Cooper 7/1
Kendall 66/1

claig Sat 08-Aug-15 22:28:33

Fantastic. Well done Labour members, well done the people. This is a revolution against the elite. This is the rise of the people. this is the 99% vs the 1% and their lackeys.

claig Sat 08-Aug-15 22:30:04

Sorry that should have been lackeys (from Oxbridge).

Plateofcrumbs Sat 08-Aug-15 22:47:48

shock I was thinking that despite his popularity he won't win as is he is unlikely to get more than 50% of first preference votes and won't pick up very many 2nd preferences.

I think of myself as on the left and have much sympathy with many of Corbyn's views. But if he wins it will destroy the party. It would be fascinating to watch, but only in the way of rubbernecking at a car crash scene.

squidzin Sun 09-Aug-15 22:50:48

Plate, you can't predict the future. It may shake things up somewhat but "destroy" is a strong word full of lead. Maybe Labour will thrive with Blairites finally put into position.

TheOneWiththeNicestSmile Sun 09-Aug-15 22:55:34

Maybe all the Blairites will bugger off & form their own centre-right party & leave the Labour Party fir the socialists. That wouldn't be a bad thing long-term. (& Liz Kendall & her ilk can cross the floor. Let's have a proper shake-up)

Plateofcrumbs Sun 09-Aug-15 23:03:14

A splintered party would still have to find enough common ground and mutual understanding to work together if they ever wanted a shot at forming a government.

Changebagsandgladrags Sun 09-Aug-15 23:05:19

I've joined so I can vote for him...

Raia Sun 09-Aug-15 23:06:16

Me too

ElBurroSinNombre Mon 10-Aug-15 11:38:23

What you are suggesting TheOne has happened before in 1982 with the formation of the SDP and the gang of four who left Labour to form it. It then took Labour a further fifteen years to get back into government after that split. IMO history will repeat itself if such a split happened.

bikeandrun Mon 10-Aug-15 13:00:47

I like him and agree with almost everything he says BUT I don't think voters of an undecided/ moderate tory/ lib Dem persuasion would ever vote in a gov led by him, so I am going for Andy Burnham.

TheOneWiththeNicestSmile Mon 10-Aug-15 13:06:23

well, not quite - that was centre-rightists leaving lefties, & led to the existence of the present Lib Dem party (hurrah hmm)

the political climate is very different now & Labour is no opposition at all currently. Shiny Dave has some delightful plans for obliterating the unions. We need a different Labour party now.

AgentCooper Mon 10-Aug-15 13:18:28

Agree completely with TheOne. Blair goes on about the party needing to be closer to the centre, because nobody will vote for them otherwise. So in other words, the principles on which the party was built and the reasons most people ever voted for them can be forgotten. Why shouldn't there be a credible left wing opposition in parliament?

They can't get much worse off than they currently are anyway. One Scottish MP left. One.

MrsUltracrepidarian Mon 10-Aug-15 18:36:08

Unsurprising. everyone I know is planning to vote for him.

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