Surely Labour would ‘remain in opposition for decades’ and become ‘unelectable’ if Corbyn DOESN’T win?

How can Labour expect to challenge the Tories without those of us that only voted for them to get the Tories out, the ‘hold your nose’ voters? Surely Labour would ‘remain in opposition for decades’ and become ‘unelectable’ if Corbyn doesn’t win?  (Please also read this regarding the absurdity of comparing Corbyn to the 1983 election, it… Continue reading Surely Labour would ‘remain in opposition for decades’ and become ‘unelectable’ if Corbyn DOESN’T win?

The Corbyn-Creasy effect. Why these two make for the ideal Labour leadership combination.

I would agree that on their own there are no ‘ideal’ candidates for deputy leader like there is for leader, and although Jeremy Corbyn isn’t perfect, I think many would be happy to say that he is ideal for what the Labour Party, and society, needs right now. But for me, when I think of… Continue reading The Corbyn-Creasy effect. Why these two make for the ideal Labour leadership combination.

Why I registered to vote in the Labour Leadership election

I just received an email from Yvette Cooper for some reason and in the email it asked me to click a link to say why I paid the £3 to become a registered supporter to be able to vote in the Labour Leadership election. I was just going to write ‘To vote for Jeremy Corbyn’,… Continue reading Why I registered to vote in the Labour Leadership election

Poverty: The callous and dismissive ignorance of saying ‘It could be worse…’

The argument that we, in the UK, don’t have genuine poverty is something that some try to make, especially in support of the current economic system that we have (such as this hilariously stupid, naive, ignorant, just plain bonkers post, it’s honestly the most ridiculous thing that I have ever read). Cries of “have you been… Continue reading Poverty: The callous and dismissive ignorance of saying ‘It could be worse…’

Are there really more people politically active now than there was before Corbyn entered the Labour Leadership race?

Is Corbyn really sparking working class political engagement or was it already there? Has Corbyn been a unifying leader, a symbol to rally behind? Are there more people politically active now because of Corbyn? Are there more people interested in, researching, debating political issues? Or is it the same people that were already politically engaged… Continue reading Are there really more people politically active now than there was before Corbyn entered the Labour Leadership race?

Against #WelfareCuts, but for a reduction in Welfare Spending

   Tory supporters and right wingers presume that by opposing welfare cuts, we are advocating more welfare spending, that we support – ‘taking money from hard working tax payers to give handouts to lazy, workshy, welfare dependent, scroungers.’    But the truth is that we oppose welfare cuts for two main reasons – Firstly, and most… Continue reading Against #WelfareCuts, but for a reduction in Welfare Spending