Will Jeremy Corbyn stand down if Labour loses the general election?Watch
If Labour loses the general election will you, Jeremy Corbyn, take full responsibility and not seek to blame the media or the moderate wing of the PLP?
(a) any kind of Labour win, he stays.
(b) in the event of a loss, it depends on what MPs Labour has:
(i) if at least 15% are of the hard left he will resign, safe in the knowledge that a hard left candidate will be nominated and subsequently elected by the leftie 'supporters' in the popular vote.
(ii) if fewer than 15% are of the hard left he will try to cling on until the rules can be changed by the NEC in the autumn, reducing the proportion of nominations needed, so that a hard left MP can be nominated.
(iii) in the event of fewer than 15% hard left MPs, there may be a challenge, but Corbyn will probably win the popular (hard left dominated) vote, putting him back at situation (ii) above.
JC will only leave if there's another hardliner in place - McDonnell is another old white dude, so they'll go full on moron and try and put Abbott in there.
UKIP are doing terribly at the local elections but remember that it's the Conservative voting shires that are up for elections. UKIP might still have a trump card left to play when it comes to many urban and industrial areas.
The tories are set to win a clear majority in the general election, and after the local and mayoral elections yesterday Labour have already suffered great losses. If labour is defeated, then Corbyn will obviously have to take responsibility for it and he's likely to be replaced. Most labour supporters don't want to vote labour because of Corbyn and I think it's quite sad to see other labour MPs distancing themselves from Corbyn especially in the aftermath of yesterdays elections.
I don't understand this. Corbyn was voted in as labour leader (with a convincing 62%) over Owen smith and now people don't want to tolerate anything under him. So that's why hes carried on despite members of his own party telling him to step down.
Its shocking that they suffered defeats in areas that have always supported labour for many years like Glasgow and Tees-valley. I agree - I think that his defenders will blame the media and the press for this but there's no doubt in my mind that Corbyn will step down. Labour will use this election as a reason to finally oust Corbyn out.
Corbyn's big issue imo is his public image. All this non-conforming attitude (not wearing a decent suit, answering PMQs with letters from the public) is great at first until it starts to look a bit silly and childlike in the face of May, who although I hate what the Tories stand for, does present the face of an organised leader. Corbyn also purports himself to be a 'man of the people' yet he surrounds himself by the North London elite who are completely out of touch with Northern working class voters. Also, in a time where we have perhaps the most dangerous man on the planet threatening to start nuclear war and Corbyn repeatedly reiterates the fact that he would not support a nuclear deterrent, that's also a massive worry to national defence.
Meh, and ultimately, he doesn't present as a personality of inspiring leadership. Just him as a person. I hear people saying 'that doesn't matter, vote for his POLICIES' - oh but it does matter, so much. Many voters are superficial. I doubt too many take the time and effort to read policies and instead go for who looks like 'the better leader'. Who in this case is not Corbyn.
Labour is on track to implode mostly down to him and his cohort. He's done nothing to arrest that decline - in fact he's obviously speeding it up. He's consistently rebelled against the party and voted against it both in government and opposition. He won't care if he walks away from a smoking ruin of a party in a few weeks or months or years - facing an enormous Conservative majority for the foreseeable future, as long as there are a few more Trots in the world.
Only in the deluded and utterly self-absorbed minds of JC and his gang can it be better that the major centre-left party is crippled or destroyed so long as his agenda is advanced, if only very slightly.