Saturday, September 24, 2016

It was convincing, it was captivating...and it was Corbyn (again)

Apologies for recycling my John Motson-inspired headline from last year, but it seems appropriate because Labour have just recycled last year's leadership election result...

Labour leadership election 2016 :

Jeremy Corbyn 61.8% (+2.3)
Owen Smith 38.2% (n/a)

46 comments:

  1. Hopefully they'll now get their arses into gear and do their day jobs.

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    1. Does anyone actually know what their 'day jobs' are?
      Personally, I thought their sole purpose in life was to fight among themselves while shouting an occasional "SNP Baaad".

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  2. The Blairites are not going to go quietly because they have nowhere else to go.
    Their New Labour party is now going in a direction alien to their ideology (that being gaining power at any cost by saying and promising anything).
    Good luck to JC in England,who knows England might eventually decide they have had enough of Thatcher's voodoo economics and elect a social democratic government but I won't be holding my breath on that one.

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    1. That is the fascinating bit about this story.

      Locally, it is going to be interesting, to say the least, to see who is a candidate for Westminster or even Hollyrood, after this. I suspect a lot of dead wood will be flung out.

      Just saying.

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  3. To unite, or not unite, that is Kezia's question,
    Whether 'tis nobler in her mind, for Corbyn to suffer,
    The slings and backstabbing of outraged Blairites
    Or, to lead his Party against a sea of Tories
    And by opposing, end them.
    To die----to sleep no more; to show all Red Tories out the door.
    To sleep, perchance to dream---
    of Scotland,shuffling off this Unions mortal coil. Patience.
    This undiscovere'd country, soon, to join the World of Nations.

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  4. I'm on holiday too. I see from twitter that there is a Sunday Times/Panalbase poll with the SNP polling at 50%.

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    1. What were the greens on?

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    2. Appears to be:
      SNP 50%
      Tories 21%
      Labour 16%
      Lib Dem 5%
      Greens 4%
      UKIP 4%

      Hypothetical GE result: 56 SNP, 2 Tory, 1 Lib Dem

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    3. Next GE in 4 years, Next Holyrood election in 5 years. Polls at this point are fairly useless. At the same point in the cycle in earlier parliaments, they have been way off.

      Aldo

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  5. James, any analysis on the new poll?

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  7. Glasgow Working Class 2September 27, 2016 at 11:29 PM

    Nat ul a charged at Govan polis Stn. Who will represent the working class in Glesga East End!

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    1. Won't be Big Sam, that's for sure.

      Corruption is stupid when you are already on £3 Million a year, Sammy Boy.

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    2. Would the snivelling Britnat si care to try that again, in English this time?

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    3. Gwc2's Britnat si medication would be wearing off at that time of night, hence the drivel becomes even more incoherent than usual!

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  8. Bad news for Scottish independence!

    Theresa May is now virtually guaranteed to stay in power for a time period comparable to Maggie Thatcher or Tony Blair - provided she can see off the separatists. I expect her to double down on defeating them or at least tying their hands - and in doing so ensure that she stays in for the duration rather than being forced to fall on her sword in a couple of years like Salmond or Cameron.

    Aldo

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    1. Lol.

      When was the last time, to your mind, there was GOOD news for Scottish independence?

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    2. Going by the present internal state of the Tory Party, I would give May a couple of years at most, before she gets stabbed in the back.

      As Brexit/Art 50 continues to be kicked into the long grass, half of that party are seething and half are praying.

      And........the vast majority are about to expire anyway.

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    3. Glasgow Working Class 2September 28, 2016 at 11:48 PM

      Stabbin in the back is in the job spec. And why do you Nat sis wish the give Frau Merkel economic power over Scotland? It is clear Germany is leading the EU. The Germans have strangled the working class in Greece and dictate to Italy and you Nat sis want to hand Scotland in a plate over to the Bundesbank.

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    4. More racist bile from the Britnat si. Your Tory masters would be so proud... if they ever paid any attention to you.

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    5. Isnt Teresa May the unelected LEADER of the "separatists"?

      Isnt she the "Capo" of the Conservative and Separatist Party?

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    6. I see the idiot Britnat si, gwc2, has escaped yet again. Can they not permanently sedate the patient?

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  9. I would think that the thought of a 'permanent' Tory government would actually make independence even more attractive to many more Scots.

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    1. As long as "British" Labour can dangle the prospect of a social democratic government being elected to power in England,they will be able to fool some Scots into voting for them.
      Fortunately a diminishing band of delusionists.
      The purpose of ALL the "British" political parties in Scotland is to maintain England's domination of our affairs and preserve the British state.

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    2. The problem is a vote for independence is a vote for conservatism. To paraphrase The Proclaimers:

      Free prescriptions no moah
      Free higher education no moah
      Toll free bridges and roads no moah
      Benefits no moah
      Decent public services no moah

      When ye go wull ye send baaack, a lettur from Engurland!!

      Aldo

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    3. No, Aldo. Independence is a vote for self government---the ability to raise and spend our moneys as WE want.
      Why is "Engurland" so keen to keep us in servitude to themselves?

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    4. gavin - that is exactly the question we need to keep asking -"Why is Scotland SO important to England"??

      Are they really so altruistic that they want to keep financially 'carrying' Scotland - OR is there something they ain't telling us?

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    5. "The problem is a vote for independence is a vote for conservatism."

      Why are you so against it, then?

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  10. Anonymous @ 11.01 am, AKA Aldo,

    The actual lyrics are these, with my parenthetical comments added:


    I've looked at the ocean
    Tried hard to imagine
    The way you felt the day you sailed
    From Wester Ross to Nova Scotia.

    [Shame? A new beginning? A colonialist endeavor? Who knows what the folk that deserted this land thought. It was possibly a desire for a genuine break from the UK. On that basis, I commend them.]


    [Lots of us did, sadly for us, perhaps not so sadly for them

    We should have held you
    We should have told you

    But you know our sense of timing
    We always wait too long.

    [Too true]

    When you go will you send back a letter from America?

    [it is a wonderful place, ripped off of it's inhabitants by disease and the bullet. Such were our ancestors...]

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  11. Glasgow Working Class 2September 29, 2016 at 11:53 PM

    I thought you Nat si fash English haters were just wagging the the tail but you really are just primitive English haters and believe the Earth is flat.

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    1. Yes,it's late and the Britnat si's medication has obviously worn off again!
      Can anyone rid me of this turbulent gwc2 - if for no other reason than he gives Glasgow a bad name.

      Why are Britnat sis such pathetic clowns?

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    2. Hello Britnat si.
      I am English.
      I fully support an Indyref2.
      Who should I be hating?
      I suppose I could hate you, gwc2, but that would be unkind and cruel to someone with Britnat si mental afflictions. Keep taking the tablets - PLEASE.

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    3. Glasgow Working Class 2September 30, 2016 at 2:15 PM

      You do not have to apologise for being a thick as a staging plank dimwitt Englishman.

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    4. What a noxious, racist brainfart that was, Britnat si. Your Tory overlords must be so proud...

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    5. gwc2, the racist Britnat si, calls me "a staging plank dimwitt Englishman" not long after accusing all independence supporters of hating the English!!!

      Thus the Britnat si is also deranged and is unable to spout anything but utter Britnat si pish. Poor soul.

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    6. Don't waste your sympathy on the Britnat si. All you'll get in return are spittle-flecked ravings.

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  12. Hey Britnazi, your lederhosen are getting a bit crusty. You have been polishing your Britnazi helmet a bit too vigorously.

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    1. Glasgow Working Class 2September 30, 2016 at 2:18 PM

      Surprised your Nat si Ancestors did not form a Jock Waffen SS unit considering the admiration some had for Adolf.

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    2. The Britnat si brainfarts again. Classic psychological projection here as the Britnat si tries to smear others with its fevered ultra-right-wing authoritarian fantasies. This is the intellectual level we're up against, folks, and things bode well for us.

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    3. Glasgow Working Class 2September 30, 2016 at 6:01 PM

      Are you claiming to be an intellectual! Some intellectual that wants to hand the Scottish economy over to the Bundesbank to bankrupt us. Fookwitt more like it.

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    4. Oh no, the racist Britnat si is now talking about 'intellectuals', "NURSE.....".

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    5. The snivelling hypocrite didn't even read the comment properly. But there again, the Britnat si is proud of its ignorance and has expressed as much in several occasions.

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    6. Glasgow Working Class 2September 30, 2016 at 9:53 PM

      Me no racist you Nat si chanty anti English rastlers, you racist knob ends.

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    7. The Britnat si is very racist, and tries justifying its racism by claiming it's not pejorative. The Britnat si hypocrite can run off snivelling back to its Tory masters any time it wants.

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    8. gwc2, our very own Britnat si, now sounds like a toddler who has just learned to say a naughty word, " Me will say stinky bum, over and over".

      Britnat si gwc2 is now well beyond any parody!

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