Do you think he can win the next general election?
If not why did Labour choose him (srs)
He really isn't. His anti-austerity economic plan received the nod from many notable economists the world over, whilst his plans for social housing are equally robust. He isn't a communist dictator in disguise nor is he an anti-semite like some silly people have suggested.
He is only extreme if you listen to the Tories who have made the center-right the new median position and who now expect all to conform to the bland design-by-committee vanilla politics that New Labour did so effing well.
This. There are substantive critiques that can be made of Corbyn. That I totally and straightforwardly accept - but nobody who calls him extreme has the remotest knowledge or understanding of what they're talking about.
He'll never win...his policies are far to left wing for England and dangerous!
Appointing people who sympathised with the IRA and so on...No way the Armed Forces would rebel against him before he got his way.
he isnt extreme, however the right wing media are using a tactic they know works to scare people off him (tried n tested with miliband)
if anything the currents government is more of a threat to our general security than corbyn
The problem is everyone is going radical, as we are all fed up of the same "centre" politics of the Gordon Browns & David Camerons. Everyone wants extreme, like Nigel Farage or Jeremy Corbyn.
My personal opinion is on JC (I know it wont be very popular what I'm saying). He's not fit to run a country, I mean who really thinks that more immigration and being part of one world is going to work. Its very popular stuff what he says, as its what people want to hear. However I do respect him, as he really is passionate in what he believes in but I dont believe its right!
He's a Republican.
He wants to leave NATO.
He wants the union and our overseas territories gone.
Yes OP, he's a dangerous radical.
To further justify my position on Corbyn's foreign policy: we no longer live in a world where armies can go in, raze a population to the ground, and cause submission. We destroyed the legitimate Iraqi (and Afghanistani) armies with utter ease, and look at how that campaign turned out. Furthermore, ISIS don't come from a vacuum. They may cite Islamism as their raison d'etre, and that may well be true among their leadership, but an equally powerful driver of their rise is a widespread belief in the oppressive West. Given that disillusionment/hatred of Western imperialism is a clear cause for ISIS managing to recruit so many Westerners, and given ISIS aren't a static, homogeneous entity that can just 'be bombed', I don't see that as the entire solution.
For the record, Corbyn, like me, sees ISIS as repugnant. He has been quoted as saying so. But having the nuance to recognize that indiscriminate violence is not the only legitimate response to revulsion is not extreme. It is not a binary choice between nuking the Middle East and letting ISIS reign unchecked.
Corbyn is DANGEROUS!
He will oppose the brutal cuts this country badly needs to create more inequality.
He will take money earmarked for Trident and blow it on useless causes like hospitals and schools.
He will give honest answers without insulting his opponents and won't milk his expenses, things that frankly have no place in contemporary politics!
He will oppose austerity. This could mean disaster; how will we siphon money away from the poor to the rich?
He will stand up for the poor, the vulnerable, the disabled, the young, trade unionists and public sector workers. He might even get them to vote, which would mean disaster!
HE MUST BE STOPPED