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Labour "ruling elite" "worried sick" about Jeremy Corbyn says Len McCluskey

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claig · 14/07/2015 07:43

"Unite's Len McCluskey said "an enormous surge" of people wanted to take part after Mr Corbyn was confirmed as running "because people are inspired".

Mr McCluskey accused the "ruling elite" of "trying to rubbish" Mr Corbyn.
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He said that those who thought Mr Corbyn was "marginalised" should "watch this space".

"I know the people who will be uncomfortable, despite the fact that they are saying the opposite - and that's the ruling elite," he said.

"They try and rubbish it, they try to turn it into a joke, but secretly they will be worried sick that ordinary people are suddenly given something to inspire them and something to link onto," Mr McCluskey said."

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-33504201

Good luck Jeremy Corbyn. Real democracy that ruins the plans of Labour's "ruling elite".

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claig · 23/07/2015 14:56

One things for sure, UKIP don't want any of the modernisers. We wouldn't take them if they came to us on bended knee. We have standards!

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claig · 23/07/2015 15:12

If a Labour moderniser, excommunicated by Corbyn and turned down for a well-paid role in a charidee, knocked on the door of UKIP HQ, the response would be an immediate throwing of salt over the left shoulder followed by loudly saying "Vade retro Satan-ass"

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Isitmebut · 23/07/2015 15:27

As UKIPs Farage keeps announcing his chosen ones in great fanfares one moment, throwing them out like the garbage the next, I suspect with that turnover, all those knocking will need to be allowed in to the inner sanctum, will be a pulse.

The internet purples minions supporting on line fellow comrades in other partys that look to go back to the 19th century roots, will also be weeded out, do you know any claig?

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claig · 23/07/2015 15:32

"The 9 charts that show the 'left-wing' policies of Jeremy Corbyn the public actually agrees with"
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"Tony Blair has described some of Mr Corbyn's policies as “old-fashioned" but it turns out the public agree with a lot of them.

The public overwhelmingly backs renationalising the railways

Support for renationalising the railways has cross-party support - even from Tory voters

There's a public appetite for a 75% top rate of tax on incomes over £1m
Two thirds of Brits want to see an international convention on banning nuclear weapons
Six out of ten people want to see rents controls on landlords
The public support a mandatory living wage
Jeremy Corbyn wants to cut tuition fees and so does the public
The public were on the same side as Jeremy Corbyn in Iraq War debate
The public were also in sync with Corbyn when it came to bombing Syria


www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/the-jeremy-corbyn-policies-that-most-people-actually-agree-with-10407148.html

No wonder the Labour modernising Oxbridge candidates are "worried sick". They aren't allowed to do any of that by the Establishment and Corbyn says he will do the lot and the public are with him.

Even UKIP and Farage will struggle to top that lot.

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Isitmebut · 23/07/2015 15:46

In other words, *the population want populist policies that are either prohibitively expensive to the State likely to fail, tax rates proven to fail, a global nuclear dream unlikely to ever work with the UK without a deterrent, see less rental properties available, wants higher taxes to all to fund tuition fees to often study non commercial subjects, doesn’t want Labour Parties making up dodgy Iraq dossiers on WMDs, and would be responsible for all those Syrian citizens Syria’s Assad had murdered and displaced for years/SINCE the Westminster vote.

I don’t think in the real world, should worry too much about that lot, and even I agree with one, don’t make up dossiers to try sway parliament to get behind a Holy Crusade invading Iraq, when no WMDs existed.

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claig · 23/07/2015 20:58

One of the people, someone called "Nigel from Kent", rang up the Labour candidates in their LBC debate. From the looks on the modernisers' faces, it appears there was panic in the studio at a real question for which no script had been pre-prepared by a teenage whizzkid or an intern on less than minimum wage. Jeremy Corbyn on the other hand was totally unphased, refuses all advice from teenage whizzkids, and answered with his customary common sense and aplomb.

"Ukip leader Nigel Farage tried to gatecrash the LBC debate, introducing himself as "Nigel from Kent", to challenge the Labour candidates over whether they could ever see themselves voting No in the referendum on EU membership.
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Mr Corbyn suggested he was the only candidate who said he might vote to leave the EU saying that "if Europe becomes a totally brutal organisation which treats member states in the way it has treated Greece", then it would lose the support of many people.

Mr Farage said he would back Mr Corbyn saying: "At least Jeremy Corbyn's a socialist - and that's what the party's supposed to be."

Mr Corbyn emerged as the winner in the debate with one caller referring to him as a “knight in shining armour” while the presenter Iain Dale said he was winning in the polls because he was the only candidate to give straight answers to questions.

In the hour long debate, Mr Corbyn said he was the only candidate who said that he would give former Labour leader Ed Miliband a job in his shadow Cabinet."

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/nigel-farage/11756987/Nigel-Farage-gate-crashes-live-Labour-leaders-radio-hustings-as-Nigel-from-Kent.html

Give Ed Miliband a job for heaven's sake, he tried his best and he wasn't that bad.

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claig · 23/07/2015 21:00

'Mr Corbyn emerged as the winner in the debate with one caller referring to him as a “knight in shining armour” while the presenter Iain Dale said he was winning in the polls because he was the only candidate to give straight answers to questions.'

What the callers referred to the team of modernisers as was not reported, but one can only imagine the level of profanity and common sense involved.

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claig · 23/07/2015 21:36

Corbyn has even got a campaign song performed by one of the people. It's called "Jez We can"

"Here comes the man, the man with a plan, can he change a thing? well yes he bloody can, I think that we can win because we've got Jeremy Corbyn"

I doubt there are any campaign songs for any of the modernisers unless an intern on less than minimum wage is angling for a "career promotion" to the top echelons of progressive platitudes.



If this song climbs the charts and gets to Number 1, my guess is that the BBC will remove it from their playlist after a phone call from the Establishment.

If Corbyn carries on like this, he will rival Farage as Britain's most popular politician.
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Isitmebut · 24/07/2015 00:39

One of your highly repetitive buzz words to lazily criticise/smear a UK political party is ‘modernizers’ - and in Labour’s case it is anyone trying to update from the 19th century label that all businesses are owned by fat, rich, owners - who are the enemy of ‘the workers’ and their political, nay spiritual, representatives here on earth.

Labour’s core ideology is one of the heart, where like Robin Hood and his merry party who can’t see the wood for the trees, deludingly believing that only they will help the poorest in society, and the only way is bring everyone else down, rather than raise the poorest and less advantaged, up.

Corbyn will be seen as “a knight in shining armour” by the core Labour faithful as he can only recite the Labour pillars of socialism, strangely taking no account of Labour’s overall economic and social record of DELIVERING this new Utopia they preach to their followers over the past 80-years – or the record of the Conservative Party’s different core beliefs that consistently leaves the UK economy in a far better state a Labour administration handed to them.

Corbyn’s prospective Labour leader competitors, similar to the Labour Party in the last two elections, CAN NOT politically answers all questions as their heart is being challenged by their head niggling at them that their core ideology/policies of just focusing on the poorest while just reciting growth related soundbites AND ignoring the state of this States competitiveness and finances - CAN NEVER result in a vibrant UK economy that over time can provide opportunities for all, if everyone tries their best to grab those opportunities – with the money to support those who can’t help themselves, needing short to long term help.

So Corbyn is indeed a socialist from the heart as Mr Farage states, and as to Farage saying that he “will back him”, Farage the far right wing Snake Oil salesman has his own record of attacking the backs of others for his own personal and political gain – so all Farage and his only UKIP Westminster MP will do, is adjust the ever shifting UKIP core domestic ‘values’ for THEIR agendas, not Corbyns and the Labour party – as that is what purveyors of populist political Snake Oil do, don't they claig?

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claig · 24/07/2015 01:24

Just because you are a moderniser, it doesn't mean that the entire Labour Party or Conservative Party is full of modernisers too. Tony Blair, is a moderniser, and to find out more about modernisation you can read the BBC's Jon Sopel's book about Blair called "Tony Blair: The Moderniser" which I am sure will be right up your street.

Farage is clever and understands politics, he knows that Corbyn is the real deal and that Corbyn will take votes off UKIP in the longterm, but he still backs Corbyn because Farage is real and so is Corbyn. The Labour modernisers will never take votes off UKIP, they are Tory lite.

"Mr Farage said he would back Mr Corbyn saying: "At least Jeremy Corbyn's a socialist - and that's what the party's supposed to be."

In contrast, we have the ex-Tory Carswell, who hasn't got a clue, applauding Labour's possible choice of voting in Corbyn


"Just imagine if Labour elects Comrade Corbyn as their new leader.

"Nice to see Labour with a leader who actually believes in something", you might say. And yes, after years of listening to politicians talking vague, non-committal mush, there would be something refreshing in Mr Corbyn telling us what he really thinks.

But once the novelty of having a front bench politician answer questions, rather than talking around them, wears off, I suspect many folk will be alarmed at what they hear."

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/11758600/Labours-collapse-is-great-for-Ukip.html

Millions more people will prefer to hear what Corbyn has to say than to listen to Carswell who talks about idemocracy and spotifying politics. He is a moderniser par excellence. He has even written a book called "The End of Democracy and the Birth of iDemocracy". The man belongs in the Tory Party.

Blair calls Corbyn "old-fashioned", but it is good old-fashioned socialism that the young under 30s staffing 66 year old Corbyn's office want and that millions of ordinary people will want - not iDemocracy and Blair's modernise-or-die modernisation.

Here is the originator of Millifandom

"Jeremy Corbyn has more in common with Nigel Farage than Tony Blair says Milifandom leader
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While their politics couldn’t be more different, both Jeremy Corbyn and UKIPs Nigel Farage epitomise the anti-Westminster view that many in the general public hold.

Both are outside the realm of the typical politician, both have been labelled “a man of the people” albeit very different people.

The classic moan of “All politicians are the same” can’t really be applied to Jeremy, because he isn’t the same.

Yes, there is genuine interest in his policies, but there is also a real feeling among people that Jeremy understands them, that Jeremy isn’t like the others, and at a time when many people feel let down by or disillusioned with the Westminster system, someone speaking to them from outside of it is of course going to gather a lot of support.

Unlike many politicians, when Jeremy speaks, it is hard to believe that he would purposefully lie to or mislead you. His words are delivered with such refreshing conviction and passion, that you know he isn’t saying it to be tactical, or to gain votes, he is saying it because he believes in it. And because people can see that he believes in it, it is easier for them to do so too.

What makes Jeremy so different is that while you can imagine that the other candidates have a strict campaign team advising them at every turn, Jeremy is so incredibly transparent.


He doesn’t speak in soundbites, he doesn’t speak to people as a politician, he speaks to them as another person, and that is an appeal that many are failing to notice."

www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jeremy-corbyn-more-common-nigel-6125446

How can Andy Burnham and the rest of them compete against Corbyn? It is impossible, because Corbyn is real, just like Farage.

Carswell doesn't understand it because he is not like Corbyn or Farage. Carswell is real alright, but the difference is, he is a real plonker.

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claig · 24/07/2015 01:48

What many of the Tory faithful will find out is that Corbyn is a real threat to the Tories because he is a real challenge.

Labour have never challenged the Tories because Labour are Tory-lite, they are Blairite. Miliband only tinkered, he wasn't Red Ed, he was still Tory-lite Ed which is why nobody believed he was for real and could do anything real to change things and that is why Labour lost because they were a fake opposition, not real and offered no real change because they were Tory lite offering as Corbyn says, austerity lite.

But if Corbyn gets in, then the Tories will have a real challenge. They are laughing about Corbyn now, but when they have to debate him and have to sell their same old austerity policies, they won't be laughing anymore, because people will start thinking that Corbyn is for real and can offer a real alternatibve, real change.

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claig · 24/07/2015 01:55

The Tories are laughing about Corbyn now, and Carswell thinks "Comrade Corbyn" will be good for UKIP, but they should all take note of what is happening to Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall.

They were possibly laughing when they first heard that Corbyn was standing, just as half the press and most of the Labour modernisers were laughing, but none of them are laughing anymore. Now there is only panic as Corbyn's polls continue to soar.

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Isitmebut · 24/07/2015 08:06

claig .... your incoherent historically inaccurate ramblings, amongst other things about a Labour Party ideologically run by Brown (not Blairism) and Corbyn being some 'real deal' to the 5th largest economy in the world - rather than to the likes of Venezuela or Albania - CONFIRMS to this board that you are just doing the devils own work.

UKIP/Farage is only showing empathy for Corbyn and his socialist passion to lower the guard and then get into the pants of Labour supporters for his own 2020 electoral gain.

Farage who wanted the 'progressive' 30p Flat Tax & National Insurance rate and seriously feels (in private) that the UK needs the debate an insurance based NHS is about as left wing as Attila the Hun, and just as slippery/ambitious.

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claig · 24/07/2015 18:15

Ken Livingstone on Jeremy Corbyn

"If I didn't think Jeremy could win, I wouldn't be backing him. But just the way people stop me on the street, he has electrified this campaign," he said.

He added: "He won't like me saying this but he's a bit like Nigel Farage - he comes over as an ordinary guy you like to have a pint with. Very few people in the Westminster bubble have that aura around them."

The former Labour MP criticised Labour's "austerity-lite" message at the election, saying the party failed to put forward an "alternative economic strategy" to the electorate."

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-33649251

Mark Steel article on Corbyn and the modernisers

"The last thing Labour needs is a leader like Jeremy Corbyn who people want to vote for"
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Andy Burnham is especially clear that he’s opposed to the Tory’s Welfare Bill, as it will “Hit working families” and “hit children particularly badly”. Indeed he’s so opposed to it that he was determined not to vote against it. The most effective way to oppose it, he insisted, was to abstain rather than vote against it, because that way he can unite the party against it.
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If you look at Corbyn’s record it’s clear he just can’t win elections. In his constituency of Islington North he inherited a majority of 4,456, which is now 21,194. He’s one of the few Labour MPs whose vote increased between 2005 and 2010, when he added 5,685 to his majority. This is typical of the man, defying the official Labour policy of losing votes and getting more of them instead, just to be a rebel.

So let’s hope one of the others triumphs, and at least wins back the votes Labour lost in Scotland, where so many people at the last election said “I canna vote Labour, they don’t abstain enough for me, the wee morons.”


www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-last-thing-labour-needs-is-a-leader-like-jeremy-corbyn-who-people-want-to-vote-for-10411466.html

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claig · 24/07/2015 18:43

The Guardian asked their readers who they wanted to win the Labour leadership contest and here are the shocking results. The Labour "ruling elite" is in complete shock and there are crisis meetings with Blairites, teenage think tank whizzkids, hedge fund managers and Labour bigwigs in high-paying jobs in charidees. All mobile phones are removed on entry to the meetings in case participants are injured as Labour modernisers hurl them around in sheer panic at the polls.

"Earlier this week, we asked our readers to get in touch and tell us which candidate they intend to vote for in the Labour leadership election. We received over 2,500 replies, each respondent explaining their reasoning for backing their chosen candidate.

Out of those who replied, 78% said they were backing Jeremy Corbyn, the leftwing outsider who is making the early running, according to recent polls. Yvette Cooper was the choice of 9% of our respondents, with 8% backing Liz Kendall and 5% planning to vote for Andy Burnham.
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For Corbyn supporters, variations on key phrases cropped up again and again. “The only one offering an alternative”, “the only true Labour candidate” and “the only one who is against austerity” were typical explanations.

Also common was the sentiment that it does not matter if Corbyn is not likely to help Labour to victory in the 2020 general election, so long as he is leading a party offering a genuine alternative.

The responses in support of the other candidates were lacking in enthusiasm, dealing in perceived electability rather than wholehearted support for the candidate’s pitch to the party. So Cooper was a “stop-gap”, a “career politician” who could steer the tiller for a few years until a more promising leader came along.

Burnham was “the best of four disappointing options”, while Kendall was often described as “Tory lite” or “in the wrong party”.

www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/24/why-labour-voters-are-turning-towards-jeremy-corbyn

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Isitmebut · 24/07/2015 23:33

"Also common was the sentiment that it does not matter if Corbyn is not likely to help Labour to victory in the 2020 general election, so long as he is leading a party offering a genuine alternative."

Miliband offered an alternative, hardly genuine i.e. as with State controls he was promising to stop global commodity/energy prices rising, make banks recovering from a financial bubble lend when they don't want to, and bring down the Housing Rental market Labour's policies created - admittedly not very practical but thats the 'stuff' of a 1970's lefties wet dream - but was rejected as Labour LOST seats.

Feck knows what a Corbyn Manifesto would look like if the above is blamed on the fall out from Blairism that was full of ideas, many of which Brown disagreed with and went his own merry way instead.

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Isitmebut · 24/07/2015 23:34

"He added: "He won't like me saying this but he's a bit like Nigel Farage - he comes over as an ordinary guy you like to have a pint with. Very few people in the Westminster bubble have that aura around them."

Few people in Westminster DO have an "aura", certainly not Farage as his electorate neither saw one or sent him to Westminster, and Corbyn permanently looks to me like a rabbit in headlights, or the poor geezer in the pub sitting on his own, hoping everyone would leave him alone.

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ssd · 25/07/2015 13:39

Corbyn looks to me like a decent guy, someone who would listen to you and not answer you in soundbites, someone who actually wants to help people instead of helping themselves. If I seen him in a pub sitting on his own, I'd feel inclined to smile and maybe chat to him, instead of feeling that I'd better keep back cos he's looking down his nose at me, or waiting for me to say the wrong thing and trip myself up, so he could pounce with his supposed brilliance...bit like you, isitme

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Isitmebut · 25/07/2015 17:55

ssd ..... I agree 100% with everyone who has said Corbyn is both sincere and will tell you exactly what he thinks, as he is quoting/regurgitating the pillars of socialism, which is similar to quoting a religious text, it was set in stone long ago so you CAN'T go wrong - its when Labour politicians try to mix it up with reality, they either flounder and/or come across as insincere.

And similar to many old religious texts, in socialism it appears to me that there is the meek, mild and poor, and those who help themselves - but politics as in life, is not so black and white - and Labour's record can have no moral high ground saying that they represent the former, and the Conservatives the latter.

However most socialist politicians, including Miliband during every speech they make, it is peppered in soundite messages as old as those on the cavemens walls, which boils down to 'Uggg, us good, Conservatives bad' - and not needing to look for the deep meaning of life, the crowds accept it and go wild.

The FACT is society is far more able to give the poorest and most vulnerable a leg up or constant support if an economy is balanced and sustainable - and Labour sucks a big one when it comes to that - as it really takes a new level of incompetence to take what they did in 1997 with a huge majority to do what they wanted and unbalance the economy the way they did.

History over the past 50-years shows us that if a nation's economy pan-holes and the debts mount trying to sustain the unsustainable, in the end the poor suffer the most and being the 5th largest economy in the world does not make us immune from that, as the UK found when WE had to call in the IMF to financially bail us out in 1976.

The religion of Socialism believes there is a money tree so it doesn't matter what numb-nut policies they come up with, they are the pillars of what they believe in, so someone else will always provide ...right up until the time they don't and the money lenders that took up the credit slack, turn off the taps and leave the building.

No "supposed brilliance" here, I just look at the facts and have some understand of how economies work - and I wished that the politicians making our laws on over £70k a year took the time to do the same - before they get let loose on the nations cheque book.

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claig · 25/07/2015 23:00

Some reports are saying that Russell Brand is supporting Corbyn and now Charlotte Church is too.

"In a lengthy post on her blog, she wrote: ‘Right now, the more Jeremy Corbyn is held cheap by the establishment, the more he begins to look like an intriguing outsider, relatable, and unfazed with the squabbling in the political playground.’

Describing him as a ‘cool-headed, honest, considerate man’, Charlotte added: ‘What I can say is that for the first time in my adult life there is a politician from a mainstream party who shares my views and those of most people I know, and also has a chance of actually doing something to create a shift in the paradigm, from corporate puppetry to conscientious social representation.’

metro.co.uk/2015/07/25/charlotte-church-has-joined-the-jeremy-corbyn-fan-club-5312371/

An interesting article about Corbyn and the EU Referendum by the mon-modernising Tory, Archbishop Cranmer.

"Jeremy Corbyn is having none of this progressive socialist theory: he is a devout traditionalist, believing that the old paths were righteous and the new progressive piety is a modernist betrayal of Labour’s heritage and a corruption of its liberation theology. “A lot of people are supporting us, particularly young people who want to see a Labour Party that is very different to the Labour Party they have had in the past,” he said.
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Jeremy Corbyn is no lover of the anti-democratic oligarchs who govern in Brussels, or of the markets which trample the poor under foot. He has heard the weeping and wailing throughout all Greece, and abhors the bankers and monetarists who ride roughshod over the widows and orphans of Athens. Like the ardent Socialists Hugh Gaitskell, Tony Benn, Peter Shore and Michael Foot before him, Jeremy Corbyn stands foursquare in the old tradition of democratic Socialism, which is inherently Eurosceptic because the ‘ever closer union’ of the EEC was always destined to neuter the sovereignty of national parliaments to enact employment legislation and defend the rights of workers.
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Jeremy Corbyn may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but he is no fool. Blairites may joke about his prospects, and Tories can banter about his political deficiencies, his unsavory fraternity of terrorists and the ‘loony left’ extremists with whom he holds court. But if he were to win the Labour leadership, then declare himself an EU ‘Outer’ and campaign for ‘No'; and if the ‘No’ side were to triumph, a humiliated David Cameron would have to resign, and the country would bellow for change. An EU referendum is a long time in politics."

archbishopcranmer.com/jeremy-corbyns-path-to-power-is-more-plausible-than-people-think/

Blairites are bemoaning their fate, modernisers in the Tory Party and Labour Party are in meltdown and needless to say, PPEs everywhere are in a pure state of panic. Russell Brand is supporting Corbyn, it's all over bar the shouting.

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Isitmebut · 26/07/2015 00:04

"But if he were to win the Labour leadership, then declare himself an EU ‘Outer’ and campaign for ‘No'; and if the ‘No’ side were to triumph, a humiliated David Cameron would have to resign, and the country would bellow for change. An EU referendum is a long time in politics."

If, if, if, if my Grandfather had boobs he'd be my Grandmother, what an unlikely sequence of events. lol

As I mentioned before, I remember the Corbyn type politics in the 1970's as this country went into what looked like to be terminal decline, and I'm not the only one....here was a first person account of local authority life under Jezzer Corbyn... no ifs or butts.

“I’ve lived under Jeremy Corbyn’s rule – it turned me into a Tory”

”When put into practice in the Seventies, the views of this loony Left-winger resulted in class hatred and Soviet-style stagnation”
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/11762773/Ive-lived-under-Jeremy-Corbyns-rule-it-turned-me-into-a-Tory.html

”Reader, I have lived in Corbyn World and I am here to tell you what it was like. It was in the London borough of Haringey, where my husband and I lived in the Seventies, in which Mr Corbyn made his first notable appearance on the public stage. As well as being a major force on Haringey council and in the Hornsey Labour Party, he had a day job as a full-time official of the National Union of Public Employees (now part of Unison) which involved him in employment negotiations with local councils. This dual role was not seen, oddly enough, as a conflict of interest.”

Concluding;

”This story has everything you need to know about life as it was under Corbyn Labour – class hatred, the indulgence of unionised labour, and the Soviet-style handing out of favours to party loyalists on the council payrolls. Mr Corbyn often says that his political principles have not changed. Take that as a threat.”

Thinking about it fat local government full of apparatchiks and non jobs, it ain't sooo different from the last 13-years of Labour, Corbyn will fit in just fine.

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claig · 26/07/2015 08:30

Corbynmania continues to go wild. This is nothing like the media-driven artificially created Cleggmania, this is real "like Stop the War with bells on". It looks like Labour is trying to build their own People's Army to take on the one and only People's Army, led by Farage, the one and only People's Champion.

Labour charidee philanthropists with PPEs, teenage whizzkids in think tanks with PPEs and modernisers with even more PPEs are united in feeling sick about the people's revolution that looks set to sweep their whole phoney spin machine out of power. The People's Army looks on and says "we told you so", the metropiltan elite are reeling as the people are rising. Even Oxford has caught on to the public mood and wants to join the people in the People's Armies.

“It is all very exciting,” says Dunn, who can’t quite believe how, after all the years of singing old tunes that few wanted to hear, Corbynism is now resonating up and down the country with young and old.
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I am having political discussions that I haven’t had for donkey’s years. People are talking about whether we should be renationalising things. It is wonderful.”

She has a grandson at Oxford University who tells her that Corbynism is catching on there, too. “He says they are all wearing Corbyn-for-PM T-shirts. They are struggling to pay for their books and coming out of university with huge debts and here is someone saying he wants a completely different society.”
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“It is completely overwhelming. When I first joined a few weeks ago, it was extraordinary and it is not slowing down. Every morning I open my inbox and go ‘Wow!’. The phone never stops ringing, and the emails never stop coming in.”
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They pump out material on Twitter and Facebook – outlets that were pretty marginal for Corbyn until recently.

Carmel Brown, a Team Corbyn press officer and a veteran of the Stop the War and anti-poll tax movements, asks what has generated all this momentum and in the same breath answers that Corbyn is not from the Westminster bubble. “You have to look right, dress right, sound right, slick, slick, shiny, slick … Jeremy does none of those things. Everything on the inside that people talk about in the bubble and all the jargon, nobody in the outside world gives a damn about.”
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“Finally, someone with the passion and principles we need,” she says.
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“It is extraordinary when you go to meetings with him,” she says. “A 66-year-old white male who is treated like a rock star.”

www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/26/jeremy-corbyn-team-shocked-momentum

The panic in elite circles is palpabale. The Establishment have been on the phone to the PPEs and have demanded to know what the heck is going on. PPEs are in a panic and as usual, not unexpectedly, haven't got the foggiest. Reports say that the Establishment ended the phone call with the three words "just sort it!" before slamming the phone down on the PPEs. The spotlight is now on the PPEs, they have to earn their keep.

Doctors have been told to work 7 days around the clock, but the real shock to the elite is that they themselves are working 7 days round the clock to quell the people's revolutions, First they had "Operation Stop Farage" and "Operation Stop the People's Army" and now they have "Operation Stop Corbyn"and "Operatiion Stop the Junior People's Army". They are working 7 day weeks with only a handful of interns from Oxbridge on less than mimimum wage, and the promise of a stellar future, helping them. Meanwhile the whole country is supporting either Farage or Corbyn.

The only way to describe what is going on in elite circles is "panic" and needless to say mobile phones are being flung around as if they were confetti. They fear the game is up, it's the end of taxpayer funded champagne and spaghetti.

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blacksunday · 26/07/2015 14:32

Put your money where your mouth is:

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claig · 26/07/2015 14:56

I'm People's Army, but I want Corbyn to beat the Blairites, modernisers and PPEs in order to provide a real alternative and if he offers something credible and good enough then I may no longer be People's Army.

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