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“Hasn’t landed a blow” equates to removing someone’s majority?
 
Sturgeon’s SNP directly lost a dozen seats to the most incompetent PM ever.

But sturgeon still won the election; corbyn did not.

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1 hour ago, Granny Danger said:

Sadly there isa real chance of this.  I would like to see a government in the UK with a left of centre leader and a higher proportion of left of centre MPs in the HoC.

 

Of course there's a real chance of it. Anyone willing to make concrete predictions on how things will turn out even a year from today are at it or indulging in some wishful thinking. I'm only glad that the SNP leadership are finally trying to respond to Corbynmania with some concrete progressive legislation rather than vacuous speeches at the party conference. The SNP were at their best when they were setting the agenda rather than hopelessly reacting to it as they have been since 2015. I have a dozen problems with Labour that I can list off the top of my head (and another few dozen with Scottish Labour) but they're setting the progressive agenda more than anyone else atm and I think that has to be supported at least short term even if it just causes the independence movement to shake out of its slumber.

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Neck and neck.

A few more instances of Mays incompetence should be enough for Corbyn to stagger into the lead.

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1 hour ago, mjw said:

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Neck and neck.

A few more instances of Mays incompetence should be enough for Corbyn to stagger into the lead.

A week of utter incompetence, including appointing a repugnant disabled hating witch as Minister at the DWP and they go up in the polls. 

Corbyn should be on the offensive, never off the telly and slaughtering them. But he's the political version of Johnny X, invisible striker, out the viz. 

He'll never be Prime Minister.

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29 minutes ago, Bully Wee Villa said:

Does Corbyn control the TV schedules, now?

Is anyone stopping him throwing out a press release or press conference now and again? He's as weak as piss. 

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I can understand people defending Corbyn’s politics, I cannot understand anyone trying to defend his competence.

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I'm sure he does. There's no way the MSM are going to show him if they can avoid doing so. I'm sure Prince Harry has opened a supermarket or something far more important.

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1 hour ago, speckled tangerine said:

A week of utter incompetence, including appointing a repugnant disabled hating witch as Minister at the DWP and they go up in the polls. 

Corbyn should be on the offensive, never off the telly and slaughtering them. But he's the political version of Johnny X, invisible striker, out the viz. 

He'll never be Prime Minister.

Oh dear Jeremy Corbyn.

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24 minutes ago, Jmothecat2 said:

The SNP are the new Blairites.

Do you mean that as a compliment or an insult?

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Corbyn and his followers have a belief in a Socialist Utopia but are torn between whether that world is only possible outside the EU or only possible inside the EU or whether being in the EU or not will actually make a difference.

Until they can work that out - they will continue to dither.

 

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Corbyn and his followers have a belief in a Socialist Utopia but are torn between whether that world is only possible outside the EU or only possible inside the EU or whether being in the EU or not will actually make a difference.
Until they can work that out - they will continue to dither.
 


I think there's a difference between the old school Bennite socialists who see the EU as a neoliberal institution at odds with the socialist vision, and the younger voters Corbyn and his rejection of the establishment appeals to. The younger voters don't want a socialist utopia, they want a future. That future is being destroyed by two things, the Tories and their right-wing destruction of this country, and Brexit. Corbyn provides a firm opposition to the former. It's his commitment to the old fashioned Labour leftism that I think is the stumbling block for the latter.

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