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.
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
The news that Jeremy Corbyn has been returned as Labour’s leader in the UK with a vastly increased majority, yet again sends the message to the Left in New Zealand that the way to win the next election is to marshall the votes of all those Kiwis whose lives are being being daily diminished by the government’s ongoing neoliberal economic policies.
Corbyn is not charismatic .He is not a Bernie Sanders, But he is giving a voice to the working poor and those who are struggling to make ends meet, because wealth has not “trickled down” as promised by 3 decades of neoliberal governments.
The idea that winning the next election still depends on wooing “middle New Zealand” is a nonsense.
Middle New Zealand (if it ever existed) has gone.They have been replaced by Struggling New Zealand, the Working Poor and the Unemployed Poor.
So the message to the Left in all this is – listen to what the people are telling you. Houses are unaffordable, rents are high, good food costs too much, our school system is unfair…. the list goes on and on.
Around 1 million of us did not vote last time.
The reasons for that are many and varied – but one reason is that lots of people felt they had no real choice given the two neoliberal alternatives.
The Left have to find a way of motivating those disillusioned non -voters if they want to form a government next year, for they certainly won’t succeed by continuing to pitch to a mythical “middle New Zealand”.
More votes than when he first won the leadership last year.
Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, ending a “coup” attempt by more moderate MPs who say his left-wing agenda can never deliver victory at the polls.
The veteran campaigner’s triumph, by 313,209 to 193,229 votes, cements his authority over the divided party and will fuel his drive to turn Labour further left – a move many of his colleagues say will see them out of power and allow the ruling Conservatives free rein to set Britain’s divorce from the EU. NZ Herald
This is a huge endorsement, despite all the tough talk by the dissenters, of Jeremy’s push away from ‘just left of centre’ back to a more social labour party. I wish our NZ Labour Party could find some courage and do likewise.