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    I want to meet other like minded people who are interested in politics, those who lean towards Corbyn and Labour, basically, how could I do this?
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    (Original post by knifeblade)
    I want to meet other like minded people who are interested in politics, those who lean towards Corbyn and Labour, basically, how could I do this?
    Join Labour and go along to your local branch/ CLP meeting.

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    Could we get you all in a room and send you to the Falklands?
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    Leftist circlejerk? Wow sounds interesting
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    (Original post by DanteTheDoorKnob)
    Could we get you all in a room and send you to the Falklands?
    :lol:
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    (Original post by knifeblade)
    I want to meet other like minded people who are interested in politics, those who lean towards Corbyn and Labour, basically, how could I do this?
    Are you currently in university? If so, you may want to join the Labour/socialist society. I'm not sure all universities will have one, but it's always good to check with your institution's student union.
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    (Original post by knifeblade)
    I want to meet other like minded people who are interested in politics, those who lean towards Corbyn and Labour, basically, how could I do this?
    I understand that BT, in a bid to improve revenue from its telephone call boxes, is thinking about renting them out. You could hire one and hold a meeting in it.
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    (Original post by knifeblade)
    I want to meet other like minded people who are interested in politics, those who lean towards Corbyn and Labour, basically, how could I do this?
    Form a protest group in solidarity with Hamas, Hezbollah, Argentina and the IRA. Then they'll come to you.
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    (Original post by knifeblade)
    I want to meet other like minded people who are interested in politics, those who lean towards Corbyn and Labour, basically, how could I do this?
    Plenty of Labour supporters here:

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    (Original post by knifeblade)
    I want to meet other like minded people who are interested in politics, those who lean towards Corbyn and Labour, basically, how could I do this?
    I'd encourage you to join your local Labour branch. I wager that being directly in contact with other Corbynistas will change your views of them and allow you to see just how unreasonable, cultish and extreme they are.

    It will also give you an opportunity to meet the very hardworking, dedicated core of Labour activists who go out to knock on people's doors and drop leaflets every election come what may, rain hail or shine.

    It is those people who are the true core of the Labour Party in my opinion, not the Maomentum johnny-come-latelies who are now demanding that local Labour branches pay protection money to them.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    Plenty of Labour supporters here:

    I imagine the left side is UKIP
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    (Original post by Davij038)
    I imagine the left side is UKIP
    Must be a first, UKIP being described as being on the left...
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    (Original post by BeastOfSyracuse)
    I'd encourage you to join your local Labour branch. I wager that being directly in contact with other Corbynistas will change your views of them and allow you to see just how unreasonable, cultish and extreme they are.

    It will also give you an opportunity to meet the very hardworking, dedicated core of Labour activists who go out to knock on people's doors and drop leaflets every election come what may, rain hail or shine.

    It is those people who are the true core of the Labour Party in my opinion, not the Maomentum johnny-come-latelies who are now demanding that local Labour branches pay protection money to them.
    Regarding the bolded.......wait, what? What are you referring to here?

    As for the underlined, TSR member redferry got crap on here from the Corbyn types for not being true to the cause and all this crap when she was the one canvassing. She'd ask them if they'd ever canvassed. It might shock you to hear that not a single one had ever answered in the affirmative. I'm not even a Labour supporter by any means (surprise surprise lol) in the slightest and even I got annoyed by these people lording it over the ones who were there in the first place and will still be there to clean up the mess and pick up the pieces when this lot jump onto the next fashionable hipster bandwagon.
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    (Original post by KimKallstrom)
    Regarding the bolded.......wait, what? What are you referring to here?

    As for the underlined, TSR member redferry got crap on here from the Corbyn types for not being true to the cause and all this crap when she was the one canvassing. She'd ask them if they'd ever canvassed. It might shock you to hear that not a single one had ever answered in the affirmative. I'm not even a Labour supporter by any means (surprise surprise lol) in the slightest and even I got annoyed by these people lording it over the ones who were there in the first place and will still be there to clean up the mess and pick up the pieces when this lot jump onto the next fashionable hipster bandwagon.
    I'm a Corbyn supporter. I've campaigned in every election since I was 16, been active in protests aginst the conservatives since I was 15, and I've walked every street in my home town whilst door knocking. I also do telephone canvassing and leafleting.

    I've done this since before I could vote.

    I've been the youth officer for over a year and I'm currently the most active member under 25.

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    (Original post by Katty3)
    I'm a Corbyn supporter. I've campaigned in every election since I was 16, been active in protests aginst the conservatives since I was 15, and I've walked every street in my home town whilst door knocking. I also do telephone canvassing and leafleting.

    I've done this since before I could vote.

    I've been the youth officer for over a year and I'm currently the most active member under 25.

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    Fair enough, but if you go canvassing then surely you must realise that you're murdering your election chances by promoting this guy? People talk about "staying true" but what good can you do in perpetual opposition? Why are you determined to make it so that the Conservatives - who you protested against no less and whose supporters you probably condemn as evil scum (I'm sorry but most Corbynites genuinely do think way and then wonder why they have no traction with voters) - have the freedom to run roughshod over the country since you do not represent credible opposition?

    In my experience, the grafters of the Labour Party recognise this. Surely you do too?
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    (Original post by KimKallstrom)
    Regarding the bolded.......wait, what? What are you referring to here?
    Tom Harris reported in his column that a Momentum group sent a message to a local Labour branch asking for a £500 "contribution" for their (Maomentum's) regional conference. I know a lot of Labour people and I asked around, they said basically that there was a very clear implicit threat that if this donation wasn't forthcoming, the Momentum folk would start being much more obstructive in branch meetings.

    I personally find it offensive (and possibly contrary to party rules) that local branch's should be asked for donations by Momentum. If Momentum is this amazingly popular grassroots organisation, why can't they do their own fundraising? The reason is that for all its faults, the Labour Party still does have a strong grassroots and local branch's, while not at all rich, have some resources. Though £500 is a lot for a local branch, and just before the local elections that's not money that should be blown on Momentum circle jerks. Most local branchs (basically sub-branchs of constituency parties) might only raise £2000 in a whole year, if that.

    As for the underlined, TSR member redferry got crap on here from the Corbyn types for not being true to the cause and all this crap when she was the one canvassing. She'd ask them if they'd ever canvassed. It might shock you to hear that not a single one had ever answered in the affirmative.
    Typical. I helped my local councillor call around to new Labour members to ask whether they would help us canvas for the local elections. Most of the new members said they didn't intend to and only joined the party to vote for Corbyn. They mostly don't turn up to branch meetings or do any actual work to help the party. On the upside, quite a few of them have cancelled their direct debit and I suspect tens of thousands, if not over 100,000 of these new members will not renew their membership at the end of the first year. Getting involved to vote for Corbyn was their way of signalling virtue, but now the actual workaday stuff of politics is boring to them. I hope that this will mean that when the leadership challenge comes, these Corbynista will not lift a finger to save him
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    (Original post by BeastOfSyracuse)
    I'd encourage you to join your local Labour branch. I wager that being directly in contact with other Corbynistas will change your views of them and allow you to see just how unreasonable, cultish and extreme they are.

    It will also give you an opportunity to meet the very hardworking, dedicated core of Labour activists who go out to knock on people's doors and drop leaflets every election come what may, rain hail or shine.

    It is those people who are the true core of the Labour Party in my opinion, not the Maomentum johnny-come-latelies who are now demanding that local Labour branches pay protection money to them.
    Studies of Labour's membership have concluded that a Corbyn victory was, in some people's words, "an accident waiting to happen" already, before the new members and registered supporters: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/54068-2/

    Sure, the newbies accentuated the margin of Corbyn's win, but Corbyn would likely have won anyway - the majority of those who joined under Miliband's leadership said they supported him, and even 42% of those who joined pre-Miliband said they supported Corbyn.
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    (Original post by anarchism101)
    Studies of Labour's membership have concluded that a Corbyn victory was, in some people's words, "an accident waiting to happen" already, before the new members and registered supporters: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/54068-2/

    Sure, the newbies accentuated the margin of Corbyn's win, but Corbyn would likely have won anyway - the majority of those who joined under Miliband's leadership said they supported him, and even 42% of those who joined pre-Miliband said they supported Corbyn.
    That may all be true, though it's worth noting that amongst party members 51% voted for one of the other three candidates. it doesn't change the fact that a very common experience among Labour activists is to see a clear influx of new supporters whose interest in the party is directly tied to Corbyn, and that the existing membership was much more skeptical of him.

    My experience, confirmed by other Labour activist friends, is that these new members are often disinterested in doing the work that's actually involved in getting a major party elected/ into government. They expect joining the party to support a candidate should be as easy as clicking "Like" on Facebook, they didn't expect or intend to take part in monthly branch meetings, leafletting, speaking to people on their doorstep and trying to convince them to vote Labour etc

    I think a lot of Corbynista who weren't particularly involved in politics before last year's leadership campaign have drifted away from politics again so the moderate candidate candidate will benefit as a result
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    Waving your arms about and making funny noises, soon some nice people from this place called the insane asylum will come and pick you up
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    (Original post by DanteTheDoorKnob)
    Could we get you all in a room and send you to the Falklands?
    Thanks to you, my soup (BRIGHT RED TOMATO HERB-Y SOUP - VERY STAIN ENCOURAGING) SHOT OUT OF MY NOSE ONTO MY BRAND NEW - MIGHT I MENTION WHITE.. ILL JUST REPEAT FOR EFFECT.. WHITE CARPET.

    I totally agree. The falklands isnt far enough..
 
 
 
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