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    Pathetic behaviour by Labour HQ.


    The comedian and writer Mark Steel has become the latest prominent left-winger to be barred from voting in the Labour leadership election.

    Steel, who has volunteered to knock on doors for the party in the past, said he was “fuming” at the rejection, which he was told was because he does not “support their values”.

    The comic, who is also an Independent columnist, questioned whether it was right for Tony Blair to be allowed to vote given he had invaded Iraq for a “completely bogus” reason.
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    Watching the Labour party self destruct is highly entertaining.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabbar Singh View Post
    Watching the Labour party self destruct is highly entertaining.
    I feel bitterweet about it. If Corbyn wins and they get obliterated at the next GE then maybe they will learn something. Perhaps they will become a fringe party and the Lib Dems will become the Opposition.

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    Quite funny that Team Cooper is slating Corbynomics

    Gordon Brown - The Chancellor who 'ended Boom and Bust'
    Ed Balls (Mr Yvette Cooper) - The driving force of 'neoclassical endogenous growth theory'
    Liam Byrne - The Labour Treasury secretary who left a note in his desk to his successor saying 'All the moneys gone'

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    http://www.theguardian.com/commentis...ld-stewart-lee

    "Meanwhile, the centre-right squabble about whether to allow leftwing people to vote for an old leftwing man to lead an old leftwing party, or whether to allow it to be led by one of three wooden spoons with faces drawn on them that, if viewed from a certain angle, might look reassuringly like some of the people that are already in power."

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    Only signed up for Labour a few weeks ago and now getting spam emailed by various candidates on a daily basis. The price we pay for democracy and free email service.

    Corbyn will be at Ealing Town Hall tonight. I hope to be there but apparently there has been such overwhelming demand it might be tough to get in. http://www.jeremyforlabour.com/events

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    It's pretty disgusting the way the Labour party are trying to smear Corbyn and even the BBC really don't want him to win do they, they're bad mouthing him and quoting anyone who speaks against him, while largely ignoring Corbyn himself. And then there are the vile and untrue allegations of him being an anti-semite.

    He won't win Labour a general election but he seems a lot more decent and honourable than the rest of his party.

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    Excellent evening at Ealing Town Hall. For any naysayers on here I am sure you are all independent minded enough to ignore the right wing press campaign against him and make up your own minds. Go along to one of his events and listen to the content of his speech and I am sure he will turn many around. He is a man of principle and makes the point constantly that as long as the underlying principles are ones of equity and fairness the appropriate socio-economic policies can be delivered for the good of all rather than just the privileged few with a devil take the hindmost attitude.

    I don't think the Labour party 'bigwigs' have fully grasped what is going on here. The membership has increased from 200,000 to 600,000 in a few weeks. There is serious momentum across the country and across age/gender/ethnicity which wants to see a different approach to politics.

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    The supposed momentum behind Corbyn for PM is illusionary. There is nothing else to talk about politics-wise at the moment because Parliament is on recess, the Tories have just won a General Election and are doing a pretty good job, and every other party bar the SNP is looking disjointed and insignificant. There is nothing to gossip about and nobody to attack. So what is actually a very boring and inconsequential 'Labour leadership contest' has become the top story by default.

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    Yes that's right there has been a 3 fold increase in Labour party membership during a traditionally quiet period and that is 'illusory'.

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    The only way I could ever see myself voting Tory is to stop Corbyn becoming PM. The thought of the reintroduction of Clause Four, re-nationalising the railways and scrapping Trident is deeply disquieting.

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    If he becomes Labour leader he will have 4 years to refine and explain those plans. A week is a long time in politics.

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    Speaking outside King’s Cross station in central London, as he launched his plans for renationalising the railways, he called on fellow MPs to be happy that his campaign had enthused so many people.

    “I invite the parliamentary Labour party to understand that there is a huge democratic movement in this country which is getting great resonance, with older people coming back to Labour and younger people who were previously turned off by yah-boo-sucks abusive politics coming into it for the first time. Let’s be happy. Things are going well.”

    He added: “Many people who were hitherto not very excited about British party politics have come into the fold and attending our rallies ... All of our meetings are absolutely packed out. There is something happening out there. The summer of 2015 is like no other summer in British politics that I can ever remember.”
    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/...rship-campaign

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    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/...t-a-crossroads

    This is a moment of opportunity for the Labour party and the country. A new movement is emerging in British politics; party membership is growing rapidly, particularly among young people who had increasingly given up on politics and politicians. There is a possibility that academics who have always felt that their research – whether on social policy, public health, economics, sociology or other disciplines – was ignored by policymakers may now be more in tune with the leadership of the Labour party. And rather than a backward-looking “old Labour” approach to politics, this is about recognising the inspiring possibilities for a fairer and more equal society offered by an information economy in an interdependent world. We endorse Jeremy Corbyn’s candidature for leadership of the Labour party.

    Richard Wilkinson Emeritus professor, University of Nottingham
    Kate Pickett Professor, University of York
    Steve Keen Professor, Kingston University
    Elizabeth Dore Emeritus professor, University of Southampton
    John Weeks Emeritus professor, Soas, University of London
    Prem Sikka Professor, University of Essex
    Alfredo Saad Filho Professor, Soas, University of London
    Guy Standing Professor, Soas, University of London
    Ozlem Onaran Professor, University of Greenwich
    Christopher Cramer Professor, Soas, University of London
    Jeff Powell Senior lecturer, University of Greenwich
    Christine Cooper Professor, University of Strathclyde
    Lawrence King Professor, University of Cambridge
    Marjorie Mayo Emeritus professor, Goldsmiths, University of London
    Hugo Radice Life fellow, University of Leeds
    Susan Newman Senior lecturer, University of the West of England
    Elizabeth Wilson Professor emeritus, London Metropolitan University
    Malcolm Sawyer Emeritus professor, University of Leeds
    Jo Michell Senior lecturer, University of the West of England
    Susan Himmelweit Emeritus professor, Open University
    Simon Mohun Emeritus professor, Queen Mary, University of London
    Diane Reay Professor, University of Cambridge
    Andrew Cumbers Professor, Glasgow University
    Simon Deakin Professor, University of Cambridge
    Roger Seifert Professor, University of Wolverhampton
    George Irvin Professor, Soas, University of London
    Engelbert Stockhammer Professor of economics, Kingston University

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    Good stuff from Paul Mason on Corbyn's economic policies:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    Good stuff from Paul Mason on Corbyn's economic policies:

    People’s QE is based on the premise that we will face another 07/08 style financial meltdown because otherwise the levels of QE suggested by Corbyn would be a disaster for the economy.

    Sure Osborne's current fiscal policy isn't perfect however there is nothing to suggest we are headed for another large scale financial crisis.

    Or is Corbyn really suggesting that he will take over the reigns of a semi-decent economy and still introduce his massive QE?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    I feel bitterweet about it. If Corbyn wins and they get obliterated at the next GE then maybe they will learn something. Perhaps they will become a fringe party and the Lib Dems will become the Opposition.
    You could have said the same in 2010 about Ed and look how that turned out - they are now about to elect Corbyn.

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    You are wrong on so many levels it is hard to know where to begin. You have incorrect assumptions , no logic and flawed conclusions.

    The 2008 GFC was a Black Swan event so nobody predicted it. Remember in the lead up Gordon Brown had announced he had ended boom and bust cycles.

    Corbynomics isn't predicated on us having another GFC. It is acknowledging that the combination of QE for Bankers and Austerity for People was the wrong way round. He is proposing QE for the people and Austerity for bankers and the rich. That seems to be equitable and hardly economically radical. It is perfectly within Keynesian and Fed Reserve orthodoxy.

    You may not have watched the news in recent weeks. Greece is in turmoil. Interest rates look set to rise with potentially unknown impact on the UKs housing wealth effect dominated economy and China looks like undergoing a potential hard landing impacting global markets in commodities and capital. Hardly a time to be complacent.

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    Dozens of UK economists - including a former Bank of England adviser - have indicated they are publicly backing the policies of Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn.

    In a significant boost to Mr Corbyn's campaign, more than 40 economists have reportedly added their signatures to a letter in the Observer dismissing claims the Islington North MP is "extreme".

    Instead, they argue that Mr Corbyn's opposition to austerity is "actually mainstream economics".

    Danny Blanchflower, a former member of the monetary policy committee, is said to be among the signatories.

    The letter says: "The accusation is widely made that Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters have moved to the extreme left on economic policy. But this is not supported by the candidate's statements or policies.

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    World markets in turmoil today. One wonders what the prescription for the Worlds economy will be when the powers that be realise that Monetary policy they have been following for years is 'pushing on a string'.

    Paul Krugman in todays NYT

    What’s causing this global glut? Probably a mix of factors. Population growth is slowing worldwide, and for all the hype about the latest technology, it doesn’t seem to be creating either surging productivity or a lot of demand for business investment. The ideology of austerity, which has led to unprecedented weakness in government spending, has added to the problem. And low inflation around the world, which means low interest rates even when economies are booming, has reduced the room to cut rates when economies slump.


    Whatever the precise mix of causes, what’s important now is that policy makers take seriously the possibility, I’d say probability, that excess savings and persistent global weakness is the new normal.

    My sense is that there’s a deep-seated unwillingness, even among sophisticated officials, to accept this reality. Partly this is about special interests: Wall Street doesn’t want to hear that an unstable world requires strong financial regulation, and politicians who want to kill the welfare state don’t want to hear that government spending and debt aren’t problems in the current environment.

    But there’s also, I believe, a sort of emotional prejudice against the very notion of global glut. Politicians and technocrats alike want to view themselves as serious people making hard choices — choices like cutting popular programs and raising interest rates. They don’t like being told that we’re in a world where seemingly tough-minded policies will actually make things worse. But we are, and they will.

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    Israel lobby has been in full flow recently with Corbyn being tarnished by being called Anti Semitic! Corbyn being shown in the media sitting next to Palestinian people and showing him to be some Evil man. He was oppose to the Iraq war and that alone make him electable for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kean0 View Post
    He was oppose to the Iraq war and that alone make him electable for me.
    So presumably you would have also backed Nick Clegg, Damon Albarn or Miss Dynamite for Prime Minister?
    Last edited by James; 25th August 2015 at 06:05.

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    Does Yvette Cooper know what a dunce she is ? (well she is married to Balls... behind every great man is a great woman, behind every mediocre failure...)

    Just heard her on the radio complaining about 'inflationary' consequences of Corbynomics / Peoples QE, that as stockmarkets around the World plunge as investors worry about Global Deflation

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    Corbyn seems to be winning over the Daily Mail commenters !

    Maybe he can win a General Election on a platform of sending Blair to be tried for war crimes at the Hague ?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti....html#comments

    If the Church of England is the Conservative Party at prayer then the Daily Mail is the Conservative party gone senile and carted off to a lunatic asylum

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    Quote Originally Posted by s28 View Post
    Corbyn seems to be winning over the Daily Mail commenters !
    Is that really a good thing for him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    So presumably you would have also backed Nick Clegg, Damon Albarn or Miss Dynamite for Prime Minister?
    Makes him electable over the rest =)

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    https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/ar...ust-be-backed?

    Corbyn will confront a bankrupt foreign policy. That's why he must be backed


    Peter Oborne
    Thursday, 27 August 2015 14:46

    With barely two weeks to go until the election of a new Labour leader, a British establishment project has been launched to stop Jeremy Corbyn at any cost.

    Plan A involves halting Corbyn before he reaches the winning post. Tony Blair, Peter Mandelson, David Blunkett, Alastair Campbell and most of the leading Blairites have already been deployed.

    Their mission looks like failing. So Plan B is also in place in the event Corbyn wins. The intention is to make it quite impossible for the MP for Islington North to lead the Labour Party.

    Most of the mainstream media as well as the majority of Labour MPs and party donors are part of this conspiracy to nobble the front-runner.

    Even though I do not share many of his views, the purpose of this article is to make the case for Mr Corbyn. My argument will be a familiar one to those who follow political events across the Muslim world.

    The Western powers always assert that they support democracy. But the truth is different. The West only likes democracy when democracy produces the right result. When it produces the wrong result the West dislikes democracy very much indeed.

    In Iran in 1953, in Algeria in 1992, in Egypt in 2011, Muslim leaders swept to power on a powerful popular mandate.

    However, Iranian nationalist prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953, as much as Mohamed Morsi in Egypt in 2011, failed to fit in with Western agendas and both were soon swept away in coup d’etats.

    (The same happens in Europe. In 1992 Danish voters opposed the Maastricht Treaty and European monetary union. They were made to vote again. Likewise the Irish voted down the Lisbon Treaty in 2008, and were made to vote again in order to secure the correct result.)

    Some Labour strategists envisage that Jeremy Corbyn should be duly defenestrated if he becomes Labour leader in 15 days time - so that Labour supporters can be made to vote again. I am not a Labour voter, let alone a member of the Labour Party with a vote in the current election. However, I am certain this would be a disaster for British public life.

    Mr Corbyn is the most interesting figure to emerge as a leader of a British political party for many years.

    This is because he stands for a distinct set of ideas and beliefs which set a new agenda in British politics. If he wins on 12 September, he will be the first party leader to come from right outside the British mainstream since Margaret Thatcher in 1975.


    more... https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/ar...ust-be-backed?

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    Ian Austin, Labour MP for Dudley North.......




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    I hope if Corbyn wins idiots like him get deselected. Funny he has time to pontificate on twitter. Is Dudley North a haven of peace and prosperity ? Has he no constituents to help out at his surgeries ?

    "Other Labour MPs with strong records of support for Israel who retained their seats include Ian Austin, Stephen Twigg and Tristram Hunt."

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    Frankie Boyle hits several nails squarely on the head

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentis...ership-contest

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    So what do you do when you dont want a man to win the leadership?

    You associate the man with anything related to 'terrorism' or as i like to call it 'western media Islam'.

    first it was the relationship with Palestine and now his comments on bin laden.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34106214

    Stinking tactics.

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    Really stupid comments.

    I actually know what he meant. What he said made some sense.

    But when you're a politician, you have to be so careful with your words, because the world is waiting to take anything and everything that you say out of context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Really stupid comments.

    I actually know what he meant. What he said made some sense.

    But when you're a politician, you have to be so careful with your words, because the world is waiting to take anything and everything that you say out of context.
    He seems to be receiving some special focus from the media about his past. I just can not understand why him? Why not the other 3?

    Why is Blair coming out to continuously sounding his trumpet about Corbyn.

    Although I agree, this is just dirty politics. Just not sure why the media is playing such a huge part in it.

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    What the Corporate sponsored right wing media ? What could they possibly have to lose from having a Socialist agenda espoused. Gee I wonder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s28 View Post
    What the Corporate sponsored right wing media ? What could they possibly have to lose from having a Socialist agenda espoused. Gee I wonder.
    The BBC would benefit from it.

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    Anti-Israel activists attack JC for challenging Jeremy Corbyn

    By Marcus Dysch, August 18, 2015

    Dozens of prominent anti-Israel activists have signed an open letter attacking the JC for highlighting of Jeremy Corbyn’s links to antisemites and Holocaust deniers.
    It follows the publication last week of seven key questions for Mr Corbyn to answer regarding his alleged ties to Holocaust denier Paul Eisen, his defence of controversial Anglican vicar Stephen Sizer, and support for blood libel cleric Raed Salah. Mr Corbyn has also previously called Hamas and Hezbollah “friends”.
    Signatories to the letter include Tony Greenstein, Professor Haim Bresheeth, Abe Hayeem, Miriam Margolyes, Professor Ilan Pappe and Michael Rosen.
    It states: “Your assertion that your attack on Jeremy Corbyn is supported by ‘the vast majority of British Jews’ is without foundation. We do not accept that you speak on behalf of progressive Jews in this country. You speak only for Jews who support Israel, right or wrong.
    "There is something deeply unpleasant and dishonest about your McCarthyite guilt by association technique. Jeremy Corbyn’s parliamentary record over 32 years has consistently opposed all racism including antisemitism.
    "Jeremy Corbyn has nothing to apologise for in his meetings with representatives of Hamas and Hizbollah. Hamas was democratically elected in Palestinian elections generally accepted as fair, and Hezbollah also has strong electoral support in Lebanon.
    "You report Paul Eisen as saying that Jeremy Corbyn donated to Deir Yassin Remembered. So did many people before discovering the existence of antisemites and Holocaust-deniers in the organisation. Many people attended the occasional fundraising concert that DYR organised, without either knowing of or sympathising with Mr Eisen’s views.
    "As supporters of Israel, perhaps you agree with the racist statements of Israeli government ministers such as Eli Dahan that Jews have higher souls than non-Jews? Or Miri Regev’s belief that asylum seekers are a ‘cancer’? Or, would this be guilt by association, as in your character assassination of Jeremy Corbyn?"
    Michael Rosen also signed the letter attacking the JC
    Michael Rosen also signed the letter attacking the JC
    The signatories:
    Tony Greenstein
    Ruth Appleton
    Graham Bash
    Prof Haim Bresheeth
    Rica Bird
    Mike Cushman
    Laurence Dreyfus
    Nancy Elan
    Tom Eisner
    Deborah Fink
    Kenneth Fryde
    Lynda Gilbert
    Claire Glasman
    Michael Gold
    Abe Hayeem
    Rosamine Hayeem
    Selma James
    Riva Joffe
    Michael Kalmanovitz
    Ros Kane
    Paul Kaufman
    Richard Kuper
    Leah Levane
    Dr. Les Levidow
    Deborah Maccoby
    Miriam Margolyes
    Beryl Maizels
    Diana Neslen
    Esther Neslen
    Dr. Daniel Ozarow
    Prof Ilan Pappe
    Dr. Susan Pashkoff
    Roland Rance
    Valerie Remy
    Frances Rifkin
    Dr. Brian Robinson
    Michael Rosen
    Prof Jonathan Rosenhead
    Ben Samuel
    Glyn Secker
    Prof Avi Shlaim, FBA
    Inbar Tamari
    Dr. Philip Ward
    Sam Weinstein
    Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi
    Devra Wiseman
    Miriam Yagud


    http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/14...-jeremy-corbyn

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    Stewart Lee as brilliant as ever. Unlike the dog whistle articles of the Daily Mail this guy is a bit too high brow for most trolls to make head or tail of.

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentis...ists-bin-laden

    Jeremy Corbyn and I are the new Christs

    Stewart Lee

    Apart from me and Jeremy Corbyn there was another man, long long ago, whose wise words were often shorn of context by stupid fools, and used against him

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    JC packing out the Churches in Cambridge



    http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/pict...ictures.html#5

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    Michael Crick chases a Tory spy out of a Corbyn rally

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/...y-corbyn-rally

    Last edited by s28; 8th September 2015 at 21:24.

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    Not long to go now. The result will be announced on Sat.

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/asa-...b_8086804.html

    I Tried Not to Vote for Corbyn, But I JUST COULDN'T STOP MYSELF!


    "But he'll destroy the economy!"

    If my PhD in Political Economy taught me anything, it's that those who benefit most from a given system will do anything to protect it. And nothing works better than defining the limits of the possible.

    The battle over "Corbynomics" has seen letters flying in all directions, with one group of economists arguing that "opposition to austerity is actually mainstream economics" while another claims the exact opposite. This is not entirely surprising, as it only reflects a wider battle over what will become the new "mainstream" after the last one cheerled the global economy over a cliff.

    Though this latest mainstream disaster should have dispelled the implication that "mainstream = right", it clearly hasn't. And beyond individual Corbyn policies, it's his challenge to this idea that constitutes the main value of his irresistible rise.

    Following Labour's election defeat, what passed for economic-policy debate was how much ground Labour should cede to the Tory charge that public spending caused the financial crisis. Burnham and Kendall lost my vote here. For a party of the left to demonise public spending is political suicide, and here it would only compound Labour's unforgivable failure to capture public anger towards the real culprits in the financial sector.


    But beyond party-political gains, this is a moral issue: Cameron and Osborne might be content to peddle the lie that "the economy is like a household", but everyone knows the deficit was caused by a public bailout of private losses, and to pretend otherwise is plain wrong.

    Getting alternative ideas like People's Quantitative Easing, a national investment bank, and renationalisation back on the public agenda is a necessary first step in escaping the debt-driven model that caused this mess in the first place. To quote two of my former professors Colin Hay and Tony Payne, directors of the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute:

    "What Labour needs most fundamentally is to find, fashion, forge, beg, borrow or steal a narrative about the economy that is capable both of challenging the terms of the old debate and setting the framework of the new".

    It's a mammoth task but also a crucial one that will have consequences for us all. Only Corbyn is willing to go anywhere near it.

    "But he'll make the Labour party unelectable!"
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    Just as they cannot see beyond an economic framework inherited from New Labour, Burnham, Cooper, and Kendall's political calculus is skewed by their apprenticeship under Blairism. And just as it's hard to believe that mainstream economists now understand a system they disastrously didn't in 2008, it's hard to give credence to the trio's claims to know how to win an election.

    Did they get it right on the Scottish referendum? In the general election? Or in 2010 for that matter? Did they feel the discontent fuelling Corbynmania and anticipate the threat he represented? No, in all cases. "But Tony won in 1997!" ignores not only that his stock has been falling ever since, but also that the financial crisis has created a different political landscape.

    Even in 1997 Blair's politics were not inevitable, and I am surely not alone in wishing his predecessor John Smith had been able to contest an election he would "undoubtedly" have won if not for his untimely death. Others draw comparisons with Michael Foot and Tony Benn, but the relative moderniser Smith is the leader Corbyn most admires.

    From this political space he could pick up both nationalist defectors returning from the SNP and leftist defectors returning from the Greens and Lib Dems. He could also address at least the economic concerns of UKIP voters essentially wished out of existence by major parties at the last election, not to mention his apparent appeal amongst "the disillusioned who didn't vote". His sincerity, meanwhile, provides a breath of fresh air across the board, and though its precise political value is hard to judge, 81 per cent of participating viewers of the final televised debate deemed Corbyn the "winner".

    Granted, he is not Obama, and I sympathise with those who share Corbyn's politics but fear the wider electorate will not. But the lagged-Conservatism approach has already failed twice, and Frankie Boyle's "office manager back from a course" (Kendall), "Fireman Sam" (Burnham), and "a car Jeremy Corbyn drove in the 1960s" (Cooper) are hardly more inspiring.

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    Blair has written this off as "Alice in Wonderland politics", but is it any worse than five more years of some dreadful Cheshire Cat grinning down the rabbit hole of focus groups in Middle-England marginals? The Blair-lites have forgotten that politics need not be purely reactive. They'd do well to remember that even Alice herself was no fan of New Labour:

    "'Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin,' thought Alice; 'but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!'"

    "But he's a misogynistic, Holocaust-denying vote rigger!"

    Corbyn's success has brought out the worst in everyone - barring Corbyn himself, that is - and Burnham and Cooper lost my second and third preferences with their eager promotion of "entryism" accusations that never came with any indication of scale.



    One Tory voted three times apparently - wake me up if it comes down to these margins, OK? Not least when leaders of labour unions and famously left-wing comedians like Jeremy Hardy (right) are amongst thousands so far denied a vote. A friend who has yet to receive her ballot wrote to me today: "the first time I show any interest [in politics] and now they don't want me?!" It's a sorry state of affairs.

    The Oscar for worst political actor in a supporting role has to go the media, however. The almost libellous misrepresentation of Corbyn's statements in the right-wing media was and is to be expected, but more shocking has been the vicious response of The Guardian and Channel 4 News.

    In the latter case, Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Cathy Newman performed pitiful pit-bull interviews that had Corbyn sympathising with everyone from Hamas to Holocaust deniers. Disregarding his well-documented anti-racism and social-justice work, they instead homed in on tenuous links to people who had a lot to gain from amplifying past interactions, further offering the Jewish Chronicle an entirely uncritical platform to promote its accusations despite its blindingly obvious interest in keeping a vocal supporter of Palestine out of the public eye.



    Newman even harried Corbyn into describing a previous encounter with a Holocaust denier who was not at that time a Holocaust denier as a "misjudgement": past future crime at its worst. In both cases Corbyn's visible anger and heartfelt grievance were then presented as a dangerous latent volatility - and as news, of course. This kind of interviewing, as Newsnight's Evan Davis recently noted, involves "mak[ing] people say something ... in order to then blow it up into something which isn't really what they meant. I don't think that's a public service."

    But the real killer was the uproar around Corbyn's proposals to tackle street harassment. Rarely have I been so struck by the real-world value of politics as when this 66-year-old man raised possible solutions to such an insidious problem, inflicted primarily on young women and usually invisible to men.

    The reaction? Fixation on one aspect - women-only carriages - as if it were to be imposed by decree rather than potentially piloted only after "consult[ing] with women and open[ing] it up to hear their views on whether [it] would be welcome". Corbyn's rivals hummed it, the media sang it. A dispiriting denouement to an outbreak of genuinely worthwhile politics.

    But nothing.

    So why couldn't I stop myself from voting for Jeremy Corbyn? Both what he's done and what's been done to him have drawn attention to much of what's wrong with politics in this country today. But rather than join those he supposedly can't beat, he's decided to use principled ideas to confront them head on. So far you wouldn't bet against him...

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015..._8114892.html?

    This is telling. Even the family of Labour party bigwigs have returned to the party because of Corbyn.

    "It has got people to join ... My son rings up at the beginning of the campaign and says 'I'm rejoining the party'.

    "A couple of days later my mum rings up and says she has joined the party, something she has equivocated over for nearly a decade.

    "They are enthused by something that's going on and around Labour."

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    Senior aide to Liz Kendall says Corbyn has won in the first round with over 60% of the vote. That would be a stunning victory.

    Official result to be announced at 11:30

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    Massive victory for Corbyn - 60% of the vote so a victory in the first round !

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    Congratulations to Jeremy.

    Not sure he could win a General Election. 326 seats would be a big ask.

    But we will see.

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    Andy Burnham's face was priceless.


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    Well, that's it for Labour. Back to the seventies they go. Scrap Trident, leave NATO, re-nationalise the RBS and the railways.

    They have just handed the Tories the 2020 election.

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    not a bad result for british politics, jezza will bring a plurality of poltical debate in britain that has been missing with labour lurching in between middle left and right, at least this sticks labours flag in the ground, clearly on the left, and when all is said and done...... tories will stay in power.

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    extreme leftist leading Labour now we need an extreme rightist leading Conservatives and it will be drama in the parliament,


    If you want to destroy a country, just create enmity between its people and their army - Salahuddin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    Well, that's it for Labour. Back to the seventies they go. Scrap Trident, leave NATO, re-nationalise the RBS and the railways.

    They have just handed the Tories the 2020 election.
    Not really, socialist movements have erupted in variouis parts of the world in history.

    All labour has to do is increase the turnout, win back labour supporters they will have a big chance imo. By 2020 interest rates will be higher, people will have less money, more debt, more wars. The UK people will be sick of the banker tory puppets by then.

    Mr Corbyn has shown the UK is still a great nation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    Not really, socialist movements have erupted in variouis parts of the world in history.

    All labour has to do is increase the turnout, win back labour supporters they will have a big chance imo. By 2020 interest rates will be higher, people will have less money, more debt, more wars. The UK people will be sick of the banker tory puppets by then.

    Mr Corbyn has shown the UK is still a great nation.
    No, the Labour Party has shown that it has committed suicide. They will win some seats back from the SNP but will lose a corresponding number in England.

    Labour have won three elections in the last nine, and those only by moving to the centre ground under Blair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    No, the Labour Party has shown that it has committed suicide. They will win some seats back from the SNP but will lose a corresponding number in England.

    Labour have won three elections in the last nine, and those only by moving to the centre ground under Blair.
    Corbyns the best thing to happen to Labour for along time.

    I was a massive Labour supporter till Blair went war mongering.


    Lets see what Corbyn does down the line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    Well, that's it for Labour. Back to the seventies they go. Scrap Trident, leave NATO, re-nationalise the RBS and the railways.

    They have just handed the Tories the 2020 election.
    Corbyn's a big advocate of internal party democracy, he won't force his views on the party.

    What might happen is that he puts the issues to conference and the party will probably vote to stay in NATO and retain a minimal nuclear deterrence.

    As far as the railways is concerned, damn right they should be nationalised - even a majority of Tory voters agree with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    As far as the railways is concerned, damn right they should be nationalised - even a majority of Tory voters agree with this.
    I don't know anyone who thinks that - they were awful, a national embarrassment. They are pretty good now, at least the ones I use.

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    This socialist guy is going to sweep the polls in 2020. Eve the capitalist media wont be able to stop him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    I don't know anyone who thinks that - they were awful, a national embarrassment. They are pretty good now, at least the ones I use.
    Even Peter Hitchens, not an ardent Marxist, agrees the railways should be back in public hands. YouGov quoted 60% want to see renationalisation, other polls quote higher numbers. The above inflation increases in UK train fares means they are now the highest in western Europe.

    The railways are effectively largely publicly owned anyway. Network Rail, which owns the infrastructure, is a company without shareholders that is dependent on government backed debt (to the tune of £20bn), for its survival. With Network Rail already in public hands, it would cost little or nothing to "renationalise them", once the train operators decide to hand back their franchises when their terms expire.

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    http://www.theguardian.com/commentis...t?CMP=soc_3156

    Roy Hattersley (yes he's still alive) comes out of the woodwork with this crass article. Who needs Tory enemies when you have people like this in your own party ?

    Fact is for 13 years under Blair the left largely bit their tongue. Now the Blairite careerists appear unwilling to do the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    Even Peter Hitchens, not an ardent Marxist, agrees the railways should be back in public hands. YouGov quoted 60% want to see renationalisation, other polls quote higher numbers.
    Wait until they see their taxes go up, then they will change their tune. And why make something worse by nationalising it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    http://www.theguardian.com/commentis...t?CMP=soc_3156

    Roy Hattersley (yes he's still alive) comes out of the woodwork with this crass article. Who needs Tory enemies when you have people like this in your own party ?

    Fact is for 13 years under Blair the left largely bit their tongue.
    Now the Blairite careerists appear unwilling to do the same.
    Because Blair delivered power. This guy won't. I think we could see an exodus of Blairites to the Lib Dems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    Wait until they see their taxes go up, then they will change their tune. And why make something worse by nationalising it?
    Why will taxes go up to renationalise the railways ? Wait until the current contracts expire then take it back into public ownership.

    In what way will nationalisation make it worse ? Right now the fragmented network wastes about £1.2bn and the UK's railway system costs 40% more to run than other systems across Europe. We have the most expensive fares in Western Europe yet the fatcat rail executives are taking away millions in bonuses squeezing the passengers of every last penny.

    The only thing preventing renationalising is this simplistic dogma that private, unfettered free markets = good and public = bad that you seem to be espousing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    Why will taxes go up to renationalise the railways ? Wait until the current contracts expire then take it back into public ownership.

    In what way will nationalisation make it worse ? Right now the fragmented network wastes about £1.2bn and the UK's railway system costs 40% more to run than other systems across Europe. We have the most expensive fares in Western Europe yet the fatcat rail executives are taking away millions in bonuses squeezing the passengers of every last penny.

    The only thing preventing renationalising is this simplistic dogma that private, unfettered free markets = good and public = bad that you seem to be espousing.
    Well, by and large I agree with that simplistic dogma. Not in every case - the mass purchasing strategy of the NHS helps keep costs down, for example. Perhaps that could be applied to a new BR too?

    But I remember the trains when they were nationalised - usually late, dirty, poorly maintained, with surly staff. They are better now - usually on time, fairly clean and with smart and helpful staff who have the private-sector customer service ethos. All the dead-wood BR staff who were once protected by the unions have been sacked or have retired. In microcosm I have seen this where I work - a government building maintenance department was sold off to a private sector provider, and everything got better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    Well, by and large I agree with that simplistic dogma. Not in every case - the mass purchasing strategy of the NHS helps keep costs down, for example. Perhaps that could be applied to a new BR too?

    But I remember the trains when they were nationalised - usually late, dirty, poorly maintained, with surly staff. They are better now - usually on time, fairly clean and with smart and helpful staff who have the private-sector customer service ethos. All the dead-wood BR staff who were once protected by the unions have been sacked or have retired. In microcosm I have seen this where I work - a government building maintenance department was sold off to a private sector provider, and everything got better.
    @Robert we'll have to agree to disagree - I'm certainly not calling for a return to the bad old days of British Rail so I hear you on that but right now we have an expensive shambles of a system that could be made far more efficient by having an integrated European-style model that would be more cost effective for taxpayers. There are some industries better off in the private sector, but some better off run by the state like rail.

    Right now we have 'transport poverty', where some passengers are paying at least 25% of their gross income to get to work, and have no choice but to do so. I just want a fairer system than this mess and there are many even on the right wing who agree.

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    The EU referendum will be interesting now that Labour don't have a Europhile at the helm. As a backbench MP Corbyn has been a consistent opponent of EU membership.

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    From the Guardian Letters page

    I am surprised that people with a proven inability to predict the votes of their own party members in a matter of weeks have the nerve to pretend to know how the general public will vote in five years. If the Tories really believed Corbyn was unelectable as PM, they would not have launched the vicious attacks we witnessed as soon as he was declared leader.
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    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/...y-unelectable?

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    Blairism is dead and buried. Jeremy Corbyn is the future

    Len McCluskey

    All the talk of going back to the 80s is misplaced. Young people are flocking to a new kind of politics


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    From the Independent Letters page

    On Wednesday there was a somewhat unbalanced discussion in The Independent suggesting that Jeremy could never win an election and become Prime Minister. Attlee did it against Churchill – why would Corbyn have a problem against Cameron?

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    Galloway on JC

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    Quote Originally Posted by s28 View Post
    From the Independent Letters page

    [I][COLOR="#0000CD"]On Wednesday there was a somewhat unbalanced discussion in The Independent suggesting that Jeremy could never win an election and become Prime Minister. Attlee did it against Churchill – why would Corbyn have a problem against Cameron?
    Because in 1945 we had just finished WW2 and our inner cities had been flattened and we had no Welfare State, while today the UK is much, much more comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    @Robert we'll have to agree to disagree - I'm certainly not calling for a return to the bad old days of British Rail so I hear you on that but right now we have an expensive shambles of a system that could be made far more efficient by having an integrated European-style model that would be more cost effective for taxpayers. There are some industries better off in the private sector, but some better off run by the state like rail.
    I suppose we don't have to return to the BR model with the adversarial management-unions relationship which screwed the service up.

    I'd like to know how the French and Germans can make it work.

    In this country there is an awful scrimp-and-save, short-termist designed-by-committee attitude, so that the BR rolling stock was ancient and the stations delapidated. Even in 2015 the platforms at Clapham Junction are not level with the train carriage decks. The whole station looks like it has not been modernised since the 1930s.

    I think the type of solution you offer can work but we would have to change our entire thinking culture!

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    Labour closes gap on Tories

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...-10501432.html

    It's a trivial metric at this stage but you won't see the majority of the Mainstream Media mentioning it as it doesn't fit their current narrative.

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    5 minutes to kick off...

    Cameron vs Corbyn

    UK stream http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/live/bbcparliament

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    Surprisingly civil PMQs so far. Corbyn starting with housing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    Surprisingly civil PMQs so far.
    Cameron will have to be careful not to come across as a bully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    Cameron will have to be careful not to come across as a bully.
    Yep, he will want to avoid the risk of being perceived as ageist.

    Corbyn's tactic is quite smart - harder to dismiss him if questions are put on behalf of voters. But he needs to follow up more as Cameron is not going to be caught out like this.

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    Corbyn turned PMQs into some kind of radio phone in. Cameron can respond to those kind of questions all day long.

    What will come up next week I wonder?


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