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UK. What will the new Party be called when the Labour Party Implode ?

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posted on Jul, 19 2016 @ 04:44 PM
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Have said it all in the header.. What a shambles for opposition Politics here in the UK. Someone could nearly get away with murder..

Labour leadership election: Jeremy Corbyn v Owen Smith



Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith are going head-to-head in the Labour Party leadership contest. Here's a guide to the timetable and rules of the race, and what sparked it. Labour leadership election timetable 18 July: Registration to sign up as a registered supporter to vote in the election opened at 17:00 BST 19-20 July: The number of MP nominations for each candidate to be published 20 July: Deadline for people to sign up as a registered supporter closes at 17:00 BST 22 August: Ballot papers start to be sent out in the post (Labour Party members only) and by email 21 September: Deadline for ballot papers to be returned closes at midday 24 September: The result will be announced at a special conference in Liverpool




Jeremy Corbyn has always had relatively little support among the party's 232 MPs. In last year's leadership contest candidates had to be nominated by 35 Labour MPs to go through to the wider vote of party members. Mr Corbyn only managed to get the backing of that many after some Labour MPs - including London mayor Sadiq Khan - decided to nominate him to "widen the debate" by ensuring there was a left-wing Labour voice in the contest. Although he was seen as the outsider in the contest, when it moved to the wider vote of party members and the new "£3 supporters", he surprised commentators and the party's top brass as he surged through to be elected Labour leader, with 59.5% of the vote. That victory included overwhelming support from all the groups who voted in the contest - party members, affiliated supporters - including trade unionists - and registered supporters who rallied behind his anti-austerity message and promise of a new politics. Under Mr Corbyn, Labour has won the by-elections in seats it has defended. But it has also had what was judged to be a disappointing set of results in May's elections around the UK. The trigger for the move against him was the UK's vote to leave the EU. Labour rebels say they felt Mr Corbyn - the most Eurosceptic Labour leader for 30 years - had not shown enough enthusiasm and leadership during the campaign, despite arguing for a Remain vote. Dozens of his frontbench team have walked out since Hilary Benn was sacked on 26 June, saying Mr Corbyn cannot win a general election. The Labour leader has said he will carry on, replacing them with colleagues who are more sympathetic to his political views.


www.bbc.co.uk...


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posted on Jul, 19 2016 @ 04:53 PM
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Bankers and Oligarchs' Party.

The party died with Blair.



posted on Jul, 19 2016 @ 04:58 PM
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a reply to: skywatcher44
The name "Social Democrat", which has been used before, is currently available.
Then they ought to go back to the old principle that the leader of the parliamentary party is chosen by the parliamentary party.



posted on Jul, 19 2016 @ 05:17 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

Or maybe just "The Democracy Party"..



posted on Jul, 19 2016 @ 05:19 PM
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Let's do away with idiotic names and call it for what it should be. The For The Good Party!



posted on Jul, 19 2016 @ 05:37 PM
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a reply to: skywatcher44
What works best as a set of initials? That ought to be considered.



posted on Jul, 19 2016 @ 06:35 PM
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Let's keep it simple. Corybn can lead the Labour Party and the unhappy quitters can call their new Party The backstabbing undemocratic whining bleating Blairites. Never seen such a pack of sore losers in my life. The center right faction are in such shock and disbelief the Public want nothing to do with them....any of them, that they are resorting to blaming Corybn for every crime and misdomeanor they can dream up. On social media, the Torys and even American Republicans are throwing in their two cents by attacking Corybn as well...a resurgent left bolstered by the hard working and strong trade unions scares the bejezus out of the right. Corybn is safe in his position so long as he wants it.



posted on Jul, 19 2016 @ 06:54 PM
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Independent Labour Party has also got historical resonances.



posted on Jul, 19 2016 @ 07:39 PM
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I would hope they split into Labour (which would once more become a properly left wing party, read: worth voting for) and some other thing, probably called "The Red Tories" or "The Splinters In Buttocks Party". They would get their name, because of the risks involved in spending a lifetime on the damned fence, rather than in one or another garden.



posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 01:38 AM
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The Guardian has a fair take on the shambles by Rafael Behr.



Watching Labour in opposition calls to mind the old joke about the drunken man on his hands and knees under a street lamp. A passing policeman asks what he is doing. “Looking for my keys,” comes the slurred reply. “Are you sure this is where you dropped them?” the copper asks. “No,” says the man. “I lost them in the park.” “So why are you crawling here?” asks the constable. The drunk says: “This is where the light is.” It is 11 years since Labour won a general election, and history has not waited. A generation of MPs has risen and fallen. Coalition government has been and gone. Nationalists have a near monopoly in Scotland. In the 10 months since Jeremy Corbyn was elected to lead his party David Cameron has resigned and Britain has voted to leave the European Union. Yet Labour crawls in the familiar sodium haze, debating who is to blame for dropping the keys to power, not where to search for them.


www.theguardian.com...
( Some of the comments below the story are on the money )



posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 02:05 AM
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There will be the rump of the proper labour party and some sort of nu labour that will eventually be absorbed by the liberal party.

On a side note, I can see UKIP moving to the left in some areas, especially with Woolfe and Nuttall gaining power (Nuttall isn't after leadership but it's a given he's in the race for some high up position).



posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 02:07 AM
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Jerry and the Corbynites?

UKIRA?

(It's) Jeremy Corbyn's Failing Circus?

The Corbynite Maneuver (Little Star Trek joke for those that don't get it)
edit on 20/7/16 by woogleuk because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 04:09 AM
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After the fourth split and reform, the party will agree to desolve, and sitting MP's will announce themselves as 'independents'.




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