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    Jeremy Corbyn pays for massive secret opinion poll on his leadership

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politic...pinion-9851664

    It'd be nice to have an opposition again.

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    Last edited by Leo; 25-02-2017 at 11:38 PM.

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    Seen today in a Facebook thread after I pointed out that Labour is trailing the Tories by nearly 20 points in most opinion polls:

    "Fuck opinion polls."

    VICTORY WILL BE OURS, COMRADES!
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    Whatever Corbyn's multiple failings, the level of support for/confidence in the Tories is still astonishing at this point.

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    Astonishing, and depressing.
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    Never saw this during the leadership campaign. Seems relevant now.

    http://ilikecorbynbut.com/

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    His outright refusal to countenance an anti-Tory alliance amounts to suicide. I always appreciated his conviction and good sense on platforms in solidatiry with Latin America etc, but as a party leader he is a fucking womble.

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    It's outrageous that it's Caroline Lucas who is keeping tactical voting/alliance in the headlines rather than Corbyn (on C4 News yesterday she was plain speaking and excellent). On this and the Article 50 debacle he has totally lost my respect.

    Clearly at some level (presumably unconscious) he doesn't want to win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baboon2004 View Post

    Clearly at some level (presumably unconscious) he doesn't want to win.
    Possibly that well known reluctance of -some- left wingers to use and embrace power. While a typical conservative can't get enough of it.

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    Those local elections were quite devastating.

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    Proved craners point about Scotland being full of tories though

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    Thoughts on the Labour manifesto?

    I'm very impressed from a skim read - Labour at last attending to the neoliberal elephants in the room. (Though I wish some of these policies had come out previously, when it seemed like Corbyn had no vote-winning headline policies, which can only have been damaging). The choice is starker than it has been in (my) memory.

    Labour at 32% today, higher than Miliband. Thus proving that the real story here (as if anyone needed reminding) is not a Labour collapse, but the absorption by the Tories of the far right vote with Ukip's collapse. Hard to deal with the idea that Farage as leader would actually do some good by splitting the right wing vote.

    At the manifesto press conference:
    "Q: [From the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg] Can you confirm that you would spend more and tax more and borrow more?"
    Jesus H Christ.

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    The manifesto is brilliant. An actual antidote to neo liberal drain circling which would materially improve the lives of millions of Britons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    An actual antidote to neo liberal drain circling which would materially improve the lives of millions of Britons.
    The very same millions who will vote against it.

    (yeah, I am an old cynic)
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    I'm hoping against hope that you're not right. Only way is for under-40s to turn out in droves on election day (or under 34, as apparently this is the tipping point from more-likely-to-vote Labour to Conservative. How depressing is that?). And this manifesto has given them very clear reasons to do so.

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