Category Archives: Jeremy Corbyn

By choice, I’ve never voted before. But Jeremy Corbyn has changed my mind – Akala

We do not need perfect politicians, because we are not perfect people ourselves.

I have a confession to make: I have never voted in a general election in my life. Despite attending more demos with my parents than I care to remember, I have never yet cast a vote. I can hear the voices of disapproval. Don’t bother; it has been a conscious choice.

However, I will be voting for the first time in June and I will – I am shocked to be typing this – be voting Labour. I am not a Labour supporter; I do not share the romantic idea that the Labour party was ever as radical an alternative as some would like to think. Despite building the welfare state, Labour has been an imperialist party from Attlee to Wilson to Blair, thus as a “third world” internationalist I have never been able to vote for them.

So why will I be voting now? Jeremy Corbyn. It’s not that I am naive enough to believe that one man (who is, of course, powerless without the people that support him) can fundamentally alter the nature of British politics, or that I think that if Labour wins that the UK will suddenly reflect his personal political convictions, or even that I believe that the prime minister actually runs the country. However for the first time in my adult life, and perhaps for the first time in British history, someone I would consider to be a fundamentally decent human being has a chance of being elected.

I recognise that Corbyn is an imperfect “leader”. He is a politician, and he will make more mistakes.

We do not need perfect politicians, because we are not perfect people ourselves.

The Guardian

“Labour would have a better chance of winning if Tony Blair came back as leader.”  – WTF? 

What a load of Tory inspired utter Bullshit! Typical ‘the independent’. 

Nobody in their right mind would want that deceitful lying puppydog to a Texas, born again Christian,  gunslinging and historically ignorant George W D Bush back in charge. 

This Clown needed lessons on the world beyond the USofA for a couple of years before becoming ‘Comedian In Chief’. 

And as for his partner in crime Anthony WMD Blair. He has no credibility left after dragging Britain into the utter lie that was the invasion of Iraq. 

We have ISIS and the imminent Russian backed annexation of Syria, Iraq,  Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey to show for the criminal efforts of these two bedfellows.

It is vital for UK Labour’s credibility and performance in the next election that ‘the Party Faithful’ now pull their heads out of their arses and join the 21st century.

Neoliberalism has now been tried and comprehensively discredited. Get with the play or make way for new blood that doesn’t have a stubborn will to not see reality and the types of policies needed to give government back to the people. 

The Independent 

Corbyn mark II looks like a leader – he must set out a clear, coherent vision. – The Guardian

In the last year, Corbyn’s leadership has been battered by the most relentless and extreme media campaign against a mainstream politician in modern British history. Labour MPs attempted to turf him out of his office in a botched coup at a time of national crisis, and 172 members of the parliamentary Labour party voted no-confidence in his leadership.
A leadership team that had no expectation of winning last year has made repeated and undeniable mistakes in communication and strategy. Yet not only has Labour grown into perhaps Europe’s biggest political party, but Corbyn has been granted an electoral mandate even greater than his overwhelming victory a year ago. Last year he won 59.5% of the vote. This time he won almost 62% among an even larger selectorate. The Guardian