So who's going to replace Corbyn?
PineappleDanish · 13/12/2019 07:07
Worst election defeat since Michael Foot in the 80s. Surely Labour has to realise that they need someone to appeal to the masses and the floating voters like me who would never vote for the Momentum crowd.
Keir Starmer is impressive. He's bright, articulate and has a life outside politics. Would Yvette Cooper be up for it?
And more importantly, can the Momentum lot take their blinkers off and realise that THEY are the problem?
PineappleDanish · 13/12/2019 07:16
My opinion of McDonnell went up last night when the exit polls came out and he was honest enough to admit it was a disaster. He didn't try to put a positive spin on things.
But if they voted for him to replace Corbyn, it would be the same all over again. They need to move back to the centre ground.
PineappleDanish · 13/12/2019 07:48
He's really not got a lot of self-awareness, has he?
Labour needs him out now. Or at least before the end of the year. New leader. New approach. Strong opposition and building towards the next election. If they dither over this or choose another leader in the same vein as Corbyn/McDonnell, they're done for.
And whatever your politics, not having a strong opposition is a bad thing.
Bluntness100 · 13/12/2019 07:53
My opinion of McDonnell went up last night when the exit polls came out and he was honest enough to admit it was a disaster. He didn't try to put a positive spin on things
There is no way to put a positive spin on it, but to be fair they tried, the leaked memo that was sent out to labour MPs told them to "blame brexit".
TrickyD · 13/12/2019 07:57
Yes, OP. Keir Starmer or Yvette Cooper would be good choices. Sadly it is more likely that some hard left fanatic will be chosen who will say Labour lost because its policies were not radical enough.
Never mind needing someone to appeal to the masses and floating voters, they need someone sane in whom those who usually support Labour can have confidence.
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