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Excited about the Labour leadership announcement

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Badgoushk Thu 22-Sep-16 20:06:18

For full disclosure I'm a Jeremy Corbyn supporter. I'm quite excited and hopeful that he's won again. Anyone else feeling it?!

SwedishEdith Thu 22-Sep-16 20:07:48

Of course he's won so, no, not excited at all about it.

GingerbreadLatteToGo Thu 22-Sep-16 20:10:39

Not bothered either way, personally I think both of them are a bloody nightmare.

That aside - how come it takes so long between the vote & the announcement? We have election results overnight, surely it doesn't take that long to count a couple of hundred thousand votes hmm

Lalsy Thu 22-Sep-16 20:11:45

No, quite the opposite I am afraid (party member wondering whether to leave when he wins). I would love to be wrong about him.

daryldixonishot Thu 22-Sep-16 20:16:28

Nope! Absolutely dreading it! I think Corbyn will win & I think it will mean the end of the Labour Party as we know it or a good decade in Opposition!
Life long Labour supporter and I feel incredibly sad about it!

Northernlurker Thu 22-Sep-16 20:18:02

No I'm not excited at all. I'm despairing because I reckon Jezza will have Won again due to the deluded true believers and as a direct result in 2020 the Labour Party will be wiped out in electoral terms. Ho hum.

SolomanDaisy Thu 22-Sep-16 20:18:58

If you want to celebrate the decade long death knell for non Tory government then yeah, it'll be really exciting watching his inevitable leadership victory.

missyB1 Thu 22-Sep-16 20:20:03

I'm excited and confident he will win. smile

PlasticPinkFlamingo Thu 22-Sep-16 20:21:04

Yeah it will be brill.]

melibu84 Thu 22-Sep-16 20:21:38

I'm excited and a Corbyn supporter. He's one of the few politicians left with some integrity, I really don't understand why so many people are against him!

PlasticPinkFlamingo Thu 22-Sep-16 20:22:21

Sorry for crap link. Am on tablet and haven't figured the process out.

insancerre Thu 22-Sep-16 20:23:28

I think he is so wrong for the party and a win will mean the labour party splitting into different groups

TheFallenMadonna Thu 22-Sep-16 20:24:12

I think they are both deeply unappealing . I was a Lib Dem, could easily have seen myself as a Labour voter, but not with Corbyn as leader. No idea where where to place my non-Tory support...

Somerville Thu 22-Sep-16 20:24:44

I'm a floating voter who is bloody depressed by the whole thing. At this time - more than any other in my adult life I think - we need a strong opposition. And Labour seem unprepared or incapable to provide it.

Lalsy Thu 22-Sep-16 20:25:11

Those who feel sad and despairing and are party members, what are you going to do? I read rob Francis and Owen Jones and cannot be as optimistic as either of them suggest (and they have quite different politics). I realise the party needs me (and everyone) but I cannot get behind Corbyn (his principles and the company he keeps, as well as his incompetence). I feel dishonest.

daryldixonishot Thu 22-Sep-16 20:25:37

Integrity??? The only passion that man has shown has been about his own career!

TitaniasTits Thu 22-Sep-16 20:26:36

I'm excited; think he'll win; and think all the "Labour is finished under Corbyn" gang are going to get the shock of their lives when he leads them to victory in 2020.

BeMorePanda Thu 22-Sep-16 20:26:53

I like a lot of the things JC likes, but not all.
But he's no leader. I think Labour Party is truly fucked now sad

BeMorePanda Thu 22-Sep-16 20:27:37

I hope you are right Titan.

SwedishEdith Thu 22-Sep-16 20:27:49

I'll probably leave (only joined after 2015 election as felt so impotent and that I should Do Something).

PlasticPinkFlamingo Thu 22-Sep-16 20:28:05

Because principles don't equal competence. Above all the leader of a major political party needs to be competent at leading a party.

And in my view the failure to evolve your politics over the years in response to a changing world is not principled, it's an example of a lazy thinker.

Endless Tory rule! Hoorah for his forthcoming re-election.

MooPointCowsOpinion Thu 22-Sep-16 20:28:07

Wow, I think it's amazing how many new members signed up to tbeLabour party because of him, and I think trying to oust him to get back to 'the way it's always been' just shows a complete lack of imagination in politics.

I don't want the way it's always been. I don't want my vote not to mean hardly anything, no matter who I vote for I never have a direct impact at Westminster. The policies I vote for get forgotten or badly implemented. The politicians are corrupt, and no matter how low I set my expectations they always slither below the bar, both locally with my own (fucking Tory) MP and nationally.

JC actually mentions constituents in his PM Qs. He actually leaves London and meets with real people. He doesn't hide away in a posh white boy bubble, putting on a different coloured tie to the other posh white boys to pretend he's so different, acting like it's all a game and not real people they're affecting.

I don't want that misogynist Owen Smith anywhere near any real power. Men like that only get nastier as their control increases.

daryldixonishot Thu 22-Sep-16 20:30:07

I hope you're right as well Titan!

Cheesecake53 Thu 22-Sep-16 20:32:32

I am excited and hope he won. He is a true alternative and very electable (how often has he lost). I am really worried that he might not win considering how the Guardian campaigns against him.

SolomanDaisy Thu 22-Sep-16 20:39:32

Lalsy, I'll give it some time before deciding whether I can stay in the party. I don't think there's much point at the minute, a clear majority of members are determined that all signs of coming crushing defeat should be ignored. But hopefully people will become more pragmatic.

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