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Why do people dislike Jeremy Corbyn?

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Tweedledee3Tweedledum Tue 31-Jan-17 19:26:56

Seriously asking...

HirplesWithHaggis Tue 31-Jan-17 19:33:11

Well, for me it's the three-line whip for the Article 50 vote. Up until now I'd just thought he was a bit misinformed and could therefore be educated (and, had I been a Labour Party member, I'd have voted for him) but, meh.

The thing with an Opposition party is that they're supposed to oppose, not just roll over for a tummy tickle.

RortyCrankle Wed 01-Feb-17 14:27:53

Where to begin? He is a shambling, useless, ineffective career politician and leader disliked by a large chunk of his own party over which he has no control. Whilst Labour were in Government he rebelled over 400 times against his own party's whip. I abhor the fact that his friends include ex-IRA and Hamas, he's an Islington luvvie who has no interest in this country or its people, Labour will lose every GE whilst he is leader (actually that's good news grin ). Need I go on?

MephistophelesApprentice Wed 01-Feb-17 14:33:13

His anti-monarchist and anti-nuke stance, in my case.

One shows he has no sense of romance, the other no grasp of reality.

Pity, as I'm quite a radical socialist in most respects.

OnlyHereForTheCamping Wed 01-Feb-17 15:19:04

He is a dry old throwback.

Grotbagsstinkyarmpits Wed 01-Feb-17 15:25:13

I don't particularly dislike him. However, I do think he lacks leadership skills and is clearly not enabling Labour to act as a credible opposition to the government.

I admire him for having strong principles, but he does not represent my views(the centre left), nor does he try to.

OlennasWimple Wed 01-Feb-17 15:28:07

He's held up as a "man of the people" but is a career politician who has never had a RL job (I don't get why so many people forget this)

He supports the IRA (I don't get why more people aren't angrier about this)

He doesn't challenge antisemitism and misogyny in his party

I can't vote for Labour whilst he is the leader - I'm struggling to work out who to vote for, TBH. I'm hoping the Lib Dems will pick themselves up properly before the next election...

tovelitime Wed 01-Feb-17 15:33:09

rorty I 100% agree with everything you say.

FannyFifer Wed 01-Feb-17 15:36:21

He's pretty much a Tory as he does very little to challenge them.

HollywoodStunt Wed 01-Feb-17 15:38:23

I don't dislike him and voted for him first time round, but not second because Momentum have Labour by the throat and that's pissed me off

I am anti-monarchy and anti-trident like he is

aginghippy Wed 01-Feb-17 15:39:03

He is not an effective leader, the party remains completely divided and unable to function as an opposition in parliament.

He has not done much to combat anti-Semitism and sexism in the party.

What others view as him being 'a man of principle', I view as him being rigid, stuck in the past and dogmatic.

TheCustomaryMethod Wed 01-Feb-17 15:43:30

My views lie somewhere between Rorty's and Grotbags'.

I was particularly annoyed by Corbyn's lack of leadership during the Remain campaign (not - I'm not looking to derail thread with a Brexit debate!) Labour has become remote from the working population - no attempt was made to reach out - I see Corbyn as living in a London bubble, putting his principles above pragmatism.

That said, I don't condemn him as a man for holding firmly to his principles - but I think his principles are incompatible with effective leadership of the Labour Party.

TheCustomaryMethod Wed 01-Feb-17 15:44:30

^First 'not' above should say 'note'.

aginghippy Wed 01-Feb-17 15:59:26

I don't condemn him as a man for holding firmly to his principles - but I think his principles are incompatible with effective leadership of the Labour Party.

I agree

EnthusiasmIsDisturbed Wed 01-Feb-17 21:21:47

Connections to the IRA, Hamas and Hezbollah he tries to claim this is all down to trying creating peace

Yet he is only interested in one side of the argument the one that is against the UK or US

He is an agitator not a man of peace

And while leader ignoring the anti semitism within his party and the bullying female mp's is a disgrace

He should have been thrown out of the party years ago after bringing Gerry Adams in to the HOP a few weeks after the Brighton Bombing an attack that was aimed and nearly did kill our democratic elected leader and cabinet ministers

He wasn't included in the real peace talks his stance wasn't what they aimed for hmm

GraceGrape Wed 01-Feb-17 21:27:47

Agree with customary. I thought it could be a good thing to get some more "socialist" policies back on the table but he's been completely hopeless as a party leader and failed to provide any sort of opposition.

I even get the impression his Momentum groupies are beginning to lose faith in him.

fabulous01 Wed 01-Feb-17 21:31:15

Everything. Will never vote labour again whilst he is leader.

ImperialBlether Wed 01-Feb-17 21:33:26

There was a female Labour MP (can't remember who) who was on the radio when he got the leadership - she said that there had been a vote on something or other and she couldn't vote with the party. She bumped into him in the corridor and said, "Jeremy, I'm afraid I just can't vote with you on this" and he laughed and said, "Don't worry, I never voted with the party."

Now this man was leader. Why didn't he ask her for five minutes of her time and tell her why voting his way was important? A leader can't just laugh because someone disagrees with them, when that could mean that what he wants won't happen.

To me, he represents the old Labour school (he reminds me of Ricky Tomlinson and others like him.) He's been on the edges of the party all his life, feeling free to do and say what he wants. That's fine, but it's not what you want in a leader.

I've always voted Labour. I don't know who the hell I'm going to vote for now. Even the Lib Dems with this massive opportunity are not doing anything with it.

Surreyblah Wed 01-Feb-17 21:38:04

He has no chance of getting elected and isn't putting up a credible opposition. It's not OK that he takes the support of a small (relative to the UK electorate) number of party members as a mandate to pursue policies that are unpopular with the electorate.

Surreyblah Wed 01-Feb-17 21:38:21

Plus, his MPs think he's shit.

BiscuitMillionaire Wed 01-Feb-17 21:38:45

Because he's a 1970s throwback. Privatise the railways and all that. And a totally uninspiring leader. And how can someone intend to be a country's leader and yet refuse to sing that country's national anthem?

Surreyblah Wed 01-Feb-17 21:42:39

I have no problem with his republicanism or refusal to sing a god save the queen song.

dovesong Wed 01-Feb-17 21:45:43

Because I hate the Tories and I don't think he's providing a good opposition or challenging them as he should.

TreaterAnita Wed 01-Feb-17 21:46:24

For me, it's 2-fold:

1) He will never get sufficient popular support to win a general election. He knows that full well (or he's utterly deluded). He's willing to commit the country to a decade or so with no effective opposition at the very time we need it the most. That's not public service and I will not forgive that.

2) Despite entirely fucking the electability of the Labour Party, he didn't try to block Brexit when he had the opportunity (probably because he actually thinks it's a good thing, and the world is going to reset at 1972 or something).

Eatingcheeseontoast Wed 01-Feb-17 21:49:19

His total failure over brexit. He's rubbish, not a leader and a hypocrite. Labour will never be an effective opposition while he's in power when we've never been more in need of the checks and balance that provides.

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