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Sadly Labour continues to stick sharpened pencils in their own eyes
Their decision to pay a six-figure libel settlement to ex-staffers who claimed the party was failing to deal with antisemitism has plunged the party back into civil war, with Jeremy Corbyn publicly condemning his successor’s decision to settle the case.
Corbyn’s statement caused astonishment among the litigants in the libel action, with the Panorama journalist John Ware confirming to the Guardian that he was “consulting his lawyers” and raising the prospect of another costly court battle over Labour and antisemitism.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...into-civil-war
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Corbyn is an irrelevance now. He failed.
Starmer is drawing a line under it.

The government are doing much worse, which means nobody is considering Labour of any relevance, except where Starmer beats up Boris at QT.
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Corbyn is an irrelevance now. He failed.
Starmer is drawing a line under it.

The government are doing much worse, which means nobody is considering Labour of any relevance, except where Starmer beats up Boris at QT.
The limited nature of Labour as an opposition, holding the worst Prime Minister in history to account, is not good. We know there will be a Conservative government until 2024, but it does not need to be run by Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings.
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The whole antisemitism debate from the get go was far more a slander campaign against the anti-colonialist aspect of the labour party. Naturally they're anti-Zionist, it's a cornerstone of socialist thought. However it was pushed as a way to undermine Corbyn's leadership.

Starmer has been quite successful drawing a line under it by basically throwing anyone under the bus who harbours anti-Zionist sentiment whether or not they're anti-Semitic. Obviously this results in quite a bit of unfairness but that's the cost of Corbyn's previous 'bury our heads in the sand till it goes away' approach.

In all honesty this approach to push the whole 'labour civil war' narrative has failed for the most part. Even though most people didn't really take the anti-Semitic allegations seriously in the first place, labour has been far more successful under Starmer in getting their house in order.
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The limited nature of Labour as an opposition, holding the worst Prime Minister in history to account, is not good. We know there will be a Conservative government until 2024, but it does not need to be run by Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings.
When Brexit fails, and it will, I expect Boris and Dom to just walk off into the sunset leaving everyone else to pick up the pieces.
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When Brexit fails, and it will, I expect Boris and Dom to just walk off into the sunset leaving everyone else to pick up the pieces.
This will probably not help Labour, as once there is a real Conservative government and the competent Tories are in the cabinet, they will find it more difficult to gain ground.

As for Mr Johnson and Mr Cummings, a long prison term would be the best thing. More people have died of the virus in the UK than were killed by Nazi bombing, and I think several thousand could have been prevented by earlier restrictions, even one week earlier.
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When Brexit fails, and it will, I expect Boris and Dom to just walk off into the sunset leaving everyone else to pick up the pieces.
What if it doesn’t? Will BoJo et al be in for some praise from you?
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What if it doesn’t? Will BoJo et al be in for some praise from you?
Yes. Absolutely. I’ll bow down in front of our almighty overlord....

Except, it will fail, jobs will be lost. But I’m expecting leavers to try to present the fact that not all jobs have been lost, just some, which is fine. We’re gonna be so daaaaym poor!
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This will probably not help Labour, as once there is a real Conservative government and the competent Tories are in the cabinet, they will find it more difficult to gain ground.

As for Mr Johnson and Mr Cummings, a long prison term would be the best thing. More people have died of the virus in the UK than were killed by Nazi bombing, and I think several thousand could have been prevented by earlier restrictions, even one week earlier.
I wouldnt worry about that. Ministers seem to be picked on their ideological rimming abilities as opposed to anything else.
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