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The Labour Party really does have a constitutional crisis & a monumental dilemma. Should Jezza risk running out of experienced front benchers or should the sane MPs tear up the rule book & kick him out as a liability?

Either option could blow the party wide open & make it unelectable for years to come. Maybe a rebranding exercise would be in order.

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Of course Paul. What i can't understand is that Jezza is a real throwback to the days of militant & reds under the bed & yet he manages to draw so much support from the "working man" when his policies were not even close to the lot of working people in 2016. The days of flat caps,pigeons & greyhounds are not so relevant these days.

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Think we're now being made fully aware of the antics of "new Labour" with the Chilcott Report ! Hopefully the residual tribal support for Labour has now gone with their pathetic response to immigration in the EU debate; so the "flat caps" will have to move to UKIP, if they want someone to speak for them.     8)

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Whilst Jezz may not have the charisma usually associated with leadership;  I guess he's a perfectly decent chap (which may be the problem!),  even if his style may be reminiscent of Gandhi.   But for Eagle, to criticize his lack of leadership qualities, when hers are clearly nil; makes the whole contest a rather absurd luxury at a time when political Parties should be offering their visions of the future of the UK, then putting them to the electorate.    

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It looks like the latest challenger, Owen Smith ,could be on the right lines to oust JC by appealing to the grass roots membership with socialist policies. The country needs an effective opposition to temper the excesses of the government.

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It looks like the latest challenger, Owen Smith ,could be on the right lines to oust JC by appealing to the grass roots membership with socialist policies. The country needs an effective opposition to temper the excesses of the government.

 

As opposed to Jeremy Corby's  erm...... socialist policies.

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We've had a referendum, that unintentionally, has provided a political health audit of the Nation. Any Party with a grain of rationality would be analyzing the result in terms of demography, geography etc; and applying themselves to policies that meet identified needs, rather than pursuing their old dogmas.

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We've had a referendum, that unintentionally, has provided a political health audit of the Nation. Any Party with a grain of rationality would be analyzing the result in terms of demography, geography etc; and applying themselves to policies that meet identified needs, rather than pursuing their old dogmas.

Not sure they are intelligent enough to do that Observer.

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Labour have got a problem... a few hundred thousand people voting Corbyn in as leader isn't going to win them an election... why would anyone in the wider electorate be convinced to vote into power someone who can't even form a complete cabinet.?

 

Of course the next logical step for all this is for Corbyn to be elected leader, the Labour party members to deselect all the "rebel" MP's (which lets face it, is most of them) and then select Corbynite candidates to stand at the election.... which the vast majority of voters won't entertain. Then you'll get another "new Labour" party forming which will split the vote even further

 

Corbyn was selected and elected by a majority of labour members and it is sad to see him being attacked, but frankly political party's are there to win elections and to have a mandate to carry out their policies and with Corbyn in charge, I just can't see that happening

 

Things don't look good for them

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Labour won't get elected in any case, because of their weak stance on immigration.

 

but like any party, they just have to say they will do something about it and people may vote for them that want to see immigration controls tightened... but then you may see those that don't not voting Labour... no win either way

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Latest scandal in the Labour Party - It's reported they are attempting to rig the leadership election vote in favour of Smith.

Some members sympathetic to Corbyn have received emails saying they have had their membership revoked - for the silliest of reasons, such as the contents of one of their 2yr old tweets seeming to advocate green party policy.

Also accusations of being disloyal and being abusive to party members - wonder if Helen Jones and Nick Bent and all the MP's that have slagged Jezzer off will get such an email?

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