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A New Day has Dawned , Jeremy Corbyn New Labour Leader , Tom Watson his deputy

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posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 11:28 AM
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originally posted by: Cobaltic1978

Read all my posts on this thread and I think you will find that I have stated that it is very unlikely he will be elected Prime Minister, but I am happy that the opposition is no longer a carbon copy of the Governing party.


I actually don't think the Labour Party under Ed Miliband was a "carbon copy" of the LibCon Coalition. The critics of Labour like to refer to them as "red Tories", but I think that's just rubbish. The problem with Labour at the last election is that they were not convincing.

The lurch to the Left that Corbyn represents is not representative of what the electorate want - it may be what the Labour Party supporters and the Trade Unions want, but that does not win elections. I welcome Corbyn because he'll help Labour refocus, but the end result will not be what the Socialist Worker supporters want, it'll be what the electorate want.

As to the comments by others that the Tories are "all in the South". The Conservatives gained seats throughout the UK (Scotland and NI excepted), except in the major cities and conurbations. The British Social Attitude Survey shows little difference between English and Scots, or Welsh and Irish. Only politicians and nationalists try to create a difference where none exists. The SNP hatred of the Tories is just political bullsh*t based on the politics of difference. A quarter of Scots voted Tory.




posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 11:35 AM
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A quarter of Scots voted Tory? I thought a quarter in percentage terms equals 25%?

The Tories percentage of the overall votes in Scotland was 14.9%

Edit - It doesn't really matter what the electorate want at this stage, the Labour Party members have given Corbyn an overwhelming mandate.
edit on 15/9/15 by Cobaltic1978 because: (no reason given)



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