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it's certainly true that there seems to be little thinking about policy going on within the inner circle.

I think the problem is that Corbyn's status as leader of the party has been under constant attack since the moment he won, with attempts to overthrow him being announced almost every 6 months (a new one seems to be underway now according to various sources).

This has led to a seige mentality which has made it resistant to ideas beyond mere survival. Which is a shame cos they will really need an awful lot of help to turn the country around when they take power.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Aug 8th, 2018 at 12:22:28 PM EST
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yes, well, it seems to me that the hedge is in the joint letter of support for the EU Blocking Statute. So Tory gov has that sop going for it when proper negotiation of the "future relationship" begins. After 31 Dec 2020.

I shall hope for the best --that Tory gov does not renege again-- and prepare for the worst.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Aug 8th, 2018 at 12:42:38 PM EST
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There's a hit piece on Corbyn in Politico. Is it the coup season in the UK?
by Bernard on Wed Aug 8th, 2018 at 07:03:21 PM EST
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wtf

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Aug 8th, 2018 at 07:14:34 PM EST
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christ on a bike but that is bad. Recycling every BS attack that Fleet St and the BBC have mounted in the last 2 years plus a few I'd not heard before.

The trouble that most of these people have is that they protest too much, too often. It imly becomes ridiculous. Like the current anti-semitism thing; if they'd kept it low level and fact-based (yes there is some anti-semitism in the party and has been indulged/ignored for far too long) then they might have made a fist of it.

But by going completely over the top with a full 24/7 media onslaught throwing every crappy thing they can invent, they simply end up looking idiotic.

And so here we are again. It hasn't worked before and it won't work now

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Aug 8th, 2018 at 08:40:20 PM EST
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