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Who will succeed Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Leader?

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Next Leader?
David Miliband
60%
 60%  [ 6 ]
Ed Miliband
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Ed Miliband
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
John McDonnell
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Ed Miliband
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Andrew Burnham
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Diane Abbott
40%
 40%  [ 4 ]
Total Votes : 10

barbados
1240132.  Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:17 am Reply with quote

Isn't Corbyn an honourable man of the people though? You know the type - not cynical in any way, not like the other self serving bunch of weasels (except of John McDonnell of course, he's the same type as Corbyn)

 
barbados
1249080.  Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:01 pm Reply with quote

Well, I'd suggest that the opposition day motions this week have shown Corbyn up as the naive clueless leader that he is. There was an opportunity for him to put the government under some real pressure, but he failed miserably.

 
GuyBarry
1249162.  Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:21 pm Reply with quote

barbados wrote:
Well, I'd suggest that the opposition day motions this week have shown Corbyn up as the naive clueless leader that he is. There was an opportunity for him to put the government under some real pressure, but he failed miserably.


What, you mean the ones in favour of increasing NHS pay and against a rise in tuition fees, both of which passed without going to a vote? Neither is binding, but it shows the precarious position of this minority government. The deal with the DUP doesn't cover anything apart from confidence motions, the budget and Brexit. Any motion supported by all the opposition parties will pass. I foresee a lot of trouble for the government ahead.

 
barbados
1249163.  Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:28 pm Reply with quote

Yes - however had there been some dissent initially from his backbenchers, then there would have been a vote - which the government would lose, even with a three line whip where the whips actually do the voting themselves, because the DUP confirmed they would, as per their agreement, to vote with the Labour Party
It was a missed opportunity to give the government a bloody nose - which as leader of the opposition - is his job after all

 
GuyBarry
1249166.  Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:33 pm Reply with quote

barbados wrote:
Yes - however had there been some dissent initially from his backbenchers, then there would have been a vote - which the government would lose, even with a three line whip where the whips actually do the voting themselves, because the DUP confirmed they would, as per their agreement, to vote with the Labour Party
It was a missed opportunity to give the government a bloody nose - which as leader of the opposition - is his job after all


But he did. The motions passed without a vote. How did he miss his opportunity?

 
barbados
1249167.  Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:35 pm Reply with quote

Did the government lose an - albeit meaningless - vote?

 
GuyBarry
1249168.  Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:40 pm Reply with quote

barbados wrote:
Did the government lose an - albeit meaningless - vote?


Well no, because they abstained, knowing they'd lose the vote if it were held. The fact is that the opposition parties got the government on the ropes. It really doesn't matter whether the issue was put to the vote or not.

 
gruff5
1249220.  Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:59 am Reply with quote

I assume the poll choices were compiled in 2010 (when this thread started) and have not been updated since? Or perhaps they have, as having Diane Abbott and John McDonnell on the list seems rather prescient. What about adding Chuku Umuna?

 
GuyBarry
1249262.  Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:38 am Reply with quote

gruff5 wrote:
I assume the poll choices were compiled in 2010 (when this thread started) and have not been updated since? Or perhaps they have, as having Diane Abbott and John McDonnell on the list seems rather prescient. What about adding Chuku Umuna?


The options appear to relate to Gordon Brown's possible successors (but why is Ed Miliband on there three times?). I presume the thread was started when Gordon Brown stood down, and the title was subsequently changed; but since Jeremy Corbyn hasn't stood down, the title doesn't make a lot of sense.

 
Jenny
1249582.  Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:54 pm Reply with quote

When Labour has a new leadership contest we'll edit the poll with new names.

 
Alfred E Neuman
1249730.  Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:09 pm Reply with quote

Jenny wrote:
When Labour has a new leadership contest we'll edit the poll with new names.


Why not just have a new thread?

 
Jenny
1249733.  Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:45 pm Reply with quote

That's another alternative when the situation arises.

 
PDR
1249743.  Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:22 am Reply with quote

A simpler alternative would surely be to lean on the Labour Party to ensure that the next leadership campaign includes those seven candidates (with three of them changing their names to David Milliband)...

PDR

 
barbados
1249748.  Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:58 am Reply with quote

The three David Millibands should be simple, just have Diane Abbot in charge of accepting nominations. With her eye for detail, the real David Milliband could stand three times and no one would notice.

 
PDR
1249750.  Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:22 am Reply with quote

Good point. Her grasp of arithmetic would also not preclude her thinking that three and one were the same number - especially if she loses her metformin for a few days...

PDR

 

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