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Thread #161452   Message #3845732
Posted By: bobad
19-Mar-17 - 06:25 PM
Thread Name: BS: Uk Labour Party discussion II
Subject: RE: BS: Uk Labour Party discussion II
Nick Cohen tears a layer of skin off of Jeremy Corbyn in Sunday's Guardian: Don't tell me you weren't warned about Corbyn

The Tories have gone easy on Corbyn and his comrades to date for the transparently obvious reason that they want to keep them in charge of Labour.

In an election, they would tear them to pieces. They will expose the far left's record of excusing the imperialism of Vladimir Putin's gangster state , the oppressors of women and murderers of gays in Iran, the IRA, and every variety of inquisitorial and homicidal Islamist movement, while presenting itself with hypocritical piety as a moral force. Will there be 150, 125, 100 Labour MPs by the end of the flaying? My advice is to think of a number then halve it.


I accept that among you there are true far leftists who won't care. You want, and may get, a "radical" Labour party that will spend decades in opposition waiting for the glorious day when voters realise their mistake.

I don't think your imaginary victory is worth waiting for. You don't have a radical programme that a 20th-century Marxist or any other serious thinker would recognise. All that's left of the far left is a babble of sneers and slogans. But, let me be fair, by your own lights you have a strategy, and are not complete fools.

The majority of Corbyn supporters are another matter. Labour MPs are biting their tongues now and letting Corbyn show himself for what he is.