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  • View Poll Results: Who would make the best Labour leader now?
    Jeremy Corbyn
    479
    46.10%
    Tom Watson
    43
    4.14%
    Angela Eagle
    62
    5.97%
    Hilary Benn
    90
    8.66%
    Yvette Cooper
    51
    4.91%
    Andy Burnham
    76
    7.31%
    Dan Jarvis
    38
    3.66%
    Someone else
    200
    19.25%

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    Here's some background to this fiasco, that you're unlikely to find in the mainstream news:

    Labour coup

    The whole site is worth a look.
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    Definitely Corbyn and then Tories could bury Labour party with him. :laugh:
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)

    Who is best to replace him?

    * Dan Jarvis - solid centrist appeal and has a good media image, but not necessarily popular with Labour members
    * Tom Watson - likeable, does well in media but seems difficult to picture as PM or leader.
    * Angela Eagle - does well in Parliament, comes across badly on media
    * Andy Burnham - very flat and unconvincing
    * Hilary Benn - the obvious choice and Prime Ministerial but says he won't stand, inexplicably
    * Yvette Cooper - is a serious and experienced politician but seems to lack something
    * Jeremy Corbyn - see above.

    Who should do the job??

    Will it help? Or have Labour's problems become unfixable?
    I'm surprised by the poll that so many want Corbyn.

    As for who, the best person for the job is Dave Miliband.
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    46% Corbyn?!

    I hope the Daily Mail doesn't see this poll... the readership already has a low opinion of TSR.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    46% Corbyn?!

    I hope the Daily Mail doesn't see this poll... the readership already has a low opinion of TSR.
    Does anyone actually care what DM readers think? If they have a low opinion of TSR I see that as a good thing
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    Bring back David Milliband surely? How can Corbyn be the best leader when we won't have any MP support...without a shadow cabinet/ability to lead the MPs, then he will be useless, however much the people might like him....
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    It would be truly Shakespearean if Hilary Benn were to do a Gove on Angela Eagle too
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    Jeremy Corbyn has willpower
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    Its only Corbyn becayse people realise he is unelectable and so its better if you support another party that he remains as leader.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Its only Corbyn becayse people realise he is unelectable and so its better if you support another party that he remains as leader.
    Labour is unelectable full stop


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    (Original post by paul514)
    Labour is unelectable full stop

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    Maybe at present, but times and events change things. Different leader, different events and they have a chance to be relevant again. There is always a need for an opposition.
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    (Original post by paul514)
    Labour is unelectable full stop


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    I'm afraid that you are correct. Might have to vote Lib Dem
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    Very relevant video here:

    https://youtu.be/Y9Yu_ahgzck


    I've been loving Novara Media's coverage of this issue. I encourage everyone who is sick of the mainstream press to check them out (http://novaramedia.com/) - some truly independent, bullsh*t-free journalism. Co-founder Aaron Bastani's Twitter account is also worth a follow: https://twitter.com/AaronBastani

    #KeepCorbyn

    Unelectable? Don't believe the hype! Schrödinger's Corbyn: overwhelmingly elected yet simultaneously unelectable (?)

    Personally I can't wait to see all the backstabbers get deselected when Corbyn gets overwhelmingly voted in again. We need some fresh faces in the party who are actually in touch with reality. If the party has to split, then so be it. The attempted coup is a disgraceful insult to the democratic process.
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    No-one else but Jeremy Corbyn. Jezza was absolutely right to ignore the vote of no confidence. He was elected last September with the overwhelming support of Labour supporters and members across the country over any of the other Blairite candidates and has already begun to take the Labour Party back to its original roots- a socialist party with an unashamedly left-wing platform. We need that in an age of the continuation of Thatcherite neoliberal policies by almost everyone on the spectrum. To try to somehow force him out in a coup by a privileged group of 200-or-so people and replace him with another puppet would be a grave mistake and a waste of an opportunity to inject values back into the system- I sincerely hope it doesn't happen, as much as I doubt how long true values can last in our system.
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    (Original post by ghostwalker)
    Here's some background to this fiasco, that you're unlikely to find in the mainstream news:

    Labour coup

    The whole site is worth a look.
    I've seen posts from The Canary on social media. They're a tinfoil hat extremist hate site.
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    (Original post by paul514)
    Labour is unelectable full stop


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    Absolutely...........for now. However with a good leader like a David Milliband or Dan Jarvis, a return to pragmatism (you can only introduce policies like the minimum wage if you actually get elected; it's frustrating how most Corbynites don't grasp this) and a return to policies which don't alienate everyone near the middle ground and a purge of Momentum etc and they'll be good to go. Also, they've got to actually listen to people for a change, but one step at a time eh.......
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    (Original post by KimKallstrom)
    Absolutely...........for now. However with a good leader like a David Milliband or Dan Jarvis, a return to pragmatism (you can only introduce policies like the minimum wage if you actually get elected; it's frustrating how most Corbynites don't grasp this) and a return to policies which don't alienate everyone near the middle ground and a purge of Momentum etc and they'll be good to go. Also, they've got to actually listen to people for a change, but one step at a time eh.......
    It doesn't change the fact they have lost 40 seats from Scotland and that ukip have been eating into their majorities in the north of England.

    Labour need to go back to their roots of campaigning for the working classes on things like housing and pay.

    The middle classes can buy into that especially with housing and they may be elected in the 2030's they won't be before that.


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