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    Absolute idiot. wouldn't let him run a fish and chip shop.

    And just because someone takes public transport does not make him any better or worse of a politician
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    The Labour MP's also recognise that they were voted in by millions of people not a few hundred thousand students and middle-aged socialists.
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    He's probably the only politician who's words I trust
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    As highlighted in another thread by Thutmose-III

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/...on-arms-length

    What kind of a ****in leader won't meet his deputy because he's worried about getting bullied by him.
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    Relevant info:


    'Keep Corbyn: 5 Questions Answered for New Members of the Labour Party'

    http://wire.novaramedia.com/2016/07/...-labour-party/
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    No one is denying that Jeremy Corbyn isn't a nice man. As a Conservative, I would say he's the most decent leader (of a major British political party) this country's ever had.

    However, the problem with most idealists is their inability to make big and difficult decisions regarding the future of this country. For instance, Corbyn's only solution to tackling wealth inequality and poverty is to impose ludicrous taxes on the rich, without recognising the economic implications that would have over the long term. Moreover, Jeremy is unable to take the unpopular side of the argument, especially if it came to needing to cut public spending or to use our military power abroad, which in itself makes him unequipped to lead such an influencial and leading economic giant like Great Britain.

    If you want to vote for an idealistic pressure group then you should all vote Green, otherwise Labour needs to elect a centre/ centre-left leader who will provide an electable and progressive alternative to the Tories.
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    Reading through the replies I see a lot of people I agree with and a lot of people I don't.
    Just my 50 cents so far. People talking about him 'running the Labour party into the ground' and referring to his 'incompetence' and such need to understand something. The Labour party was f*cked ever since Blair set foot in office. It's just been going downhill from there. Miliband and Brown were 'competent' leaders. Lol. Almost a joke saying that. And they lost. Corbyn is the one man whose bringing this BABY BACK!!! The same 'team' who are rebelling against him are the same team that have been manning a sinking ship for over a decade. The failure of Labour is their responsibility. If Labour was doing so well with them in charge then why tf did the Labour membership elect Jeremy Corbyn? Some people won't let go of their power no matter what it takes. The media paints Corbyn as the power desperate tyrant but actually it's the PLP.

    Another thing that doesn't make sense to me is when conservatives and Ukippers are attacking Corbyn on a personal level. They're acting like their resentment for him holds any weight. Well m8, that's what you're meant to do in politics, oppose ya opposition!
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    Corbyn for PM! (I CAN DREAM CAN'T I?) But I almost guarantee he will win the Labour party leadership contest again, Eagle has no chance.
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    (Original post by rimstone)
    i do have labour membership, it's a pound, which is nothing..
    If I facepalmed everything I think is weird in your post I would have a headache. I have singled out this little gem though as it seems to illustrate why Labour should never again be in charge of the Treasury.
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    (Original post by AperfectBalance)
    Absolute idiot. wouldn't let him run a fish and chip shop.
    Or a bath
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    (Original post by viffer)
    If I facepalmed everything I think is weird in your post I would have a headache. I have singled out this little gem though as it seems to illustrate why Labour should never again be in charge of the Treasury.
    And yet the Conservatives gave us a referendum based on same logic of let the people decide?
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    He's a joke and he's turned the Labour Party into (even more of) an unelectable laughing stock. As long as he is leader, the Tories have carte blanche to do whatever they want with impunity since there's no opposition who could plausibly get elected. Good job, guys.

    Practically none of you lot supporting him even knew who he was before he suddenly became leader, let alone know his history. All this guff about him being "principled" and such. You know nothing about him other than what you read on social media and other sites that support him. That's why you dismiss any criticism of his history, allegiances, ties and political relationships as unfair smears and media conspiracies. If you even had even the slightest idea about him you'd know the media have actually been very easy on him and he deserves all the criticism he gets.**
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    I hope he stays, it is good entertainment and the Labour Party gets destroyed in the process. Two +'s.
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    I think he's out of touch and not what the labour party need as a leader, he's an outdated leftist still stuck in the 60's and his international outlook proves that.

    In a world where the UK is out of the EU, terrorism is on the rise and the middle east is as volatile as ever he wants to scrap what's left of our defense/Navy...

    Oh and those evil white people have been forced out of Rhodesia now Jeremy, you can stop Supporting Robert Mugabe now.
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    He's become the focus of a personality cult and anyone who disagrees with him has racist/Tory/Blairite screamed at them.

    He couldn't run the egg and spoon race, let alone a country.
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    (Original post by viffer)
    If I facepalmed everything I think is weird in your post I would have a headache. I have singled out this little gem though as it seems to illustrate why Labour should never again be in charge of the Treasury.
    I honestly have no idea what youre on about, the views of an 18 year old explain why a political party should not be incharge of the treasury ?. At the end of the day i worked for the money, it wasn't handed to me, have you even worked a day in your life ? ; so i have the right to spend it how i like. Secondly as a 18 year old i have very little to spend my money on, i mean most of the money people i know, i wouldnt go as far as to say my age group, goes to drugs, cigs, alcohol and maybe clothes, just to illustrate, i had about 7 pounds left in my account and so did my friend, he spent his money getting a porn subscription, were as i spent it on membership, im not massively political, i just went onto the website, and saw it was a pound a year, which i wasn't expecting, and i thought a pounds gonna get
    me what ? a few mins/secs or some high or another, so i guess in a way it does show Labour , someone who worked, giving a little away to something he believes in for other people, even if it is fr the party, and giving up a small high/comfort. excuse me for being such an arse and thinking one pound wasn't a lot of money,

    also how does my view have anything to do with the debate, what is really wrong with jeremy ? ...
    I like next to his constituency and its offers some of the best social security around; though some debate on whether it's camden. He has left wing views, which i agree with, once again excuse me for growing up and living in a working class area, which has formed my political views, and i see very little on why he's a bad choice, i mean his competition right now, angela, i knew and saw about her before her bid and me and some friends are commenting on how much of a **** speaker and debater she is. She is in not way the best that labour can offer, i can accept there better people than jeremy, but none of them are running, so ill go for the clearly better option.
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    (Original post by rimstone)
    I like next to his constituency and its offers some of the best social security around; though some debate on whether it's camden. He has left wing views, which i agree with, once again excuse me for growing up and living in a working class area, which has formed my political views, and i see very little on why he's a bad choice, i mean his competition right now, angela, i knew and saw about her before her bid and me and some friends are commenting on how much of a **** speaker and debater she is. She is in not way the best that labour can offer, i can accept there better people than jeremy, but none of them are running, so ill go for the clearly better option.
    Let's see. He was meant to lead the Remain vote but didn't give a **** about leaving the EU and then Labour areas overwhelmingly voted Leave.

    After that, he loses virtually all the support of his party and I am meant to believe he can lead the country.

    No way.
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    (Original post by cheaterstride)
    I'm an extreme Corbynite. With all this rhetoric in the news about his 'waning' support, I want to see what young people over her on TSR think. What do you guys think about him? Never liked him? Stopped liking him? Always liked him? Started liking him? I want to hear your opinions below. Be as detailed or as vague as you'd like!
    I love him.

    He is guaranteeing us Conservatives successive election victories if he stays on!
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    Labour haven't won an election since 1974 w/o Blair. They're not as strong as people think. On another note, I think Corbyn should have been dealt with at the start. His popularity has really snowballed and if he's usurped now, his successor will be even less likely to win. They have to just back him into the next election (hopefully for them it'll be this year) and then build forward with D Milliband/Jarvis/Burnham/whoever
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    (Original post by rimstone)
    I honestly have no idea what youre on about, the views of an 18 year old explain why a political party should not be incharge of the treasury ?. At the end of the day i worked for the money, it wasn't handed to me, have you even worked a day in your life ? ; so i have the right to spend it how i like. Secondly as a 18 year old i have very little to spend my money on, i mean most of the money people i know, i wouldnt go as far as to say my age group, goes to drugs, cigs, alcohol and maybe clothes, just to illustrate, i had about 7 pounds left in my account and so did my friend, he spent his money getting a porn subscription, were as i spent it on membership, im not massively political, i just went onto the website, and saw it was a pound a year, which i wasn't expecting, and i thought a pounds gonna get
    me what ? a few mins/secs or some high or another, so i guess in a way it does show Labour , someone who worked, giving a little away to something he believes in for other people, even if it is fr the party, and giving up a small high/comfort. excuse me for being such an arse and thinking one pound wasn't a lot of money,

    also how does my view have anything to do with the debate, what is really wrong with jeremy ? ...
    I like next to his constituency and its offers some of the best social security around; though some debate on whether it's camden. He has left wing views, which i agree with, once again excuse me for growing up and living in a working class area, which has formed my political views, and i see very little on why he's a bad choice, i mean his competition right now, angela, i knew and saw about her before her bid and me and some friends are commenting on how much of a **** speaker and debater she is. She is in not way the best that labour can offer, i can accept there better people than jeremy, but none of them are running, so ill go for the clearly better option.
    I guess if you were only 12 at the time it might have passed you by but ....
    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/...note-successor

    The quoted comment about a pound being nothing which it quite clearly isn't (excuse the pedantry) what a light-hearted attempt to link it to Labour boogering up managing the purse strings.

    I get it, you like Corbyn, but time will you that his ideology is naive and
    backward thinking. Young people like yourself getting taken in by the "Let's level the playing field" but seem to overlook that you have to encourage and incentivise the wealth creators to do literally that as it is they that create the jobs for others. The answer is not to have a huge public service (Google Blair's record on that) as they do not have a net contribution to the State coffers.

    As much as I dislike Blair for many things (not just Iraq) he was (re) elected because he trumpeted policies that appealed to enough people in a FPTP system. Blair and Brown spent money they did not have and wasted £Bns of what we did* hence the huge deficit that led to people that think like you despising the Tory/LD Austerity program.
    http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed...ut-large-ameri

    Corbyn is only succeeding in winning the hearts and minds of thousands of young people like yourself who have not had the misfortune to see the damage a left wing Government can cause.

    So, be very careful what you wish for as a Government led by Corbyn would be a disaster for the UK. It would repeat the same mistake any Left of centre Government makes but in Corbyn's case with bells on.
 
 
 
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