Scary is for Halloween, not these holidays

Jeremy Corbyn believes he will “probably” be Prime Minister within the next year, after failing to achieve his previous ambition of being in Number 10 before Christmas.

Commenting on his belief that there will be another election in the next 12 months, Mr Corbyn said: “I will probably win. I’m ready to be prime minister tomorrow.”

I’m tempted to say go for it. There’d be no cure for Teenage Trotism better then their actually having a go, would there?

24 comments on “Scary is for Halloween, not these holidays

  1. Yes if we get to throw him out after 5 years. But His lot don’t plan on leaving office. Like Venezuela he’d have laws on ‘truth’ and ban other parties from standing. Momentum are nasty enough on Twitter. Imagine them with guns and legal immunity.

  2. Which, of course, should be your next book, ‘How to survive the Corbynocalypse’ – chapter’s designed for each general social economic group (got can ignore the really wealthy, they will just piss off), and assume a 10 year cycle before reality bites and they get kicked out. Sections on when to borrow, when to offshore what you can, and finally tips on tinned food and home made weapons (I’d assume real shotguns will be banned in short order).

  3. Needs to happen, more than a generation has passed, time for the UK to get a dose of the left as a reminder. Sorry for those who know better that can’t get themselves or their assets out in time.

  4. Have to say I think JC as PM like Brexit will be for us Brexiteers a disappointment.

    The difference perhaps is that none of us voted leave thinking it was the second coming, while I think many JC fans (different from labour voters or other lp members) do have high expectations.

    The disappointment will range from backtracking on the more ‘out there politics’, the failure of policies to have the desired effects and probably most interestingly confusion as to what his politics are. While I think JC has a reasonably clear set of political preferences, a lot of his younger and most recent supporters project onto what they see as an empty vessel.

    An example of this is confusion on the EU. They really didn’t know he doesn’t like it even if he favoured remain.

  5. No, not quite yet. The problems and misery need to return shortly before the end of their 2nd term, so there can be no ‘it was the evil tories’ scapegoating. The country needs to go through the full on pain of corbynism in order for the majority to understand and accept the scale of the oncoming crises.

    And it will be the unions and paid for/imported voting cattle who will bring him and Labour down. When the public sector workers discover there are no pensions awaiting them…. when private sector discover theirs have been raided to bribe the public sector/unions… when the benefits classes are told “there is no money to give you”….

  6. I am very lucky in that I have a strong Liberal presence to support locally otherwise who on earth do you vote for ?

    1- A sixth form Communist who hates the EU , places ideology over prosperity .and believes fairly tales

    2 A Party which thinks ethnic purity is more important than prosperity, hates the EU and also believes fairy tales

    I woudn`t be so sure that a dose of reality will cure their intellectual shortcomings though. We have watched the pound drop, inflation rise, earnings drop growth stall, while the City panics to see they really mean it and we are giving up on our position as the heart of European Finance and services .
    The EU, are treating us like the relatively weak mendicant we are , as predicted and the dire Ian Duncan Smith tells business it will just have to get by….
    That, of course, means that everyone else suffers. The Conservative Party are blandly suggesting they are going to ditch the workers rights they promised not to ditch and the FT calculate we are already about £350 per week worse
    off ….rather nice coincidence
    The promise to duplicate grants to farming is slithering , our debts have been allowed to grow and significant investment in motor has all but disappeared ., a precursor to the decimation of post industrial UK

    None of this matters ,no-one ever says anything like this :
    ” Newmania ,a you were right , you were right because you know more than me are better infomred than me and have a greater understanding than me I am sorry I was such a stupid bigoted loser and I hope you will forgive me “

  7. After the first two comments, there’s some dangerous delusion setting in. If it was true, socialist failure teaches anything, there’d be no Cuba or Venezuela. No N. Korea. Socialist failure is never failure of socialism. It’s always someone else’s fault. Next time around it’ll be sure to work.

  8. Said, it has to be said, from the relative safety of Portugal.

    giving up on our position as the heart of European Finance and services

    Which has never quite actually existed and has always been horribly resented by the French (well, because they are French) and the Germans (because they are in CHARGE so why don’t people respect them?)

    A lesser share of Euro (which is a small part of EU, which isn’t all of European) finance for a greater share in the wider world? Why not? It upsets some comfortable sinecures, obviously, and they whine like a high pressure steam leak.

  9. Newmania

    ‘None of this matters ,no-one ever says anything like this: ” Newmania ,a you were right , you were right because you know more than me are better infomred than me and have a greater understanding than me I am sorry I was such a stupid bigoted loser and I hope you will forgive me “’

    How does one go about becoming infomred (sic.) Perhaps before pontificating on your self-evident (apparently) superiority to all those beastly ‘Leave’ voters you ought to learn how to use a spellchecker?

    I actually happen to agree there will be some short term and indeed perhaps medium term pain to Brexit. Unwinding 40 years of governmental change achieved without popular consent in two years was always likely to be a challenge. I do of course have a question for you.

    When one of the three crises – the Euro, the migrant crisis or the coming collapse of Algeria cause the EU to fall apart, will you issue a ‘mea culpa’ saying ; I’m sorry, I was wrong’?

  10. We’ve never had a PM like JC.

    All his mates, if they have a problem, they reach for their guns. He’s not a Harold Wilson a Peter Mandelson nor even a Wedgwood Benn. He’s a twit who will easily be convinced that if only so-and-so were disposed of, all would be well.

    He’ll do wonders for curing inequality. All the elites will bugger off and the rest of us will be queuing for bread unless your big in the party.

  11. Your stench is becoming ubiquitous NewTreasoner.

    However we do have–at last-an admission of how you hate Corbin. Because thick, corrupt and evil as you are you know that his greed would more than match your own and his dirty fingernails would be buried in your prosperous London Bubblers hide from day one.

    As for the rest of your whinge –tale it up with your fellow well-off, MC/CM, BluLabour skunk May. Her cowardice –the near cousin of your own greed and treason–is the origin of any misplaced chortling your

  12. I disagree with all those who say a couple of terms of Corbyn will cure this country of socialism. Sometimes when countries hit rock bottom they stay there. Have any of the East European countries really recovered from fifty years of socialism? The fact that most of their working age citizens seem to want to leave suggests otherwise. Other examples abound.

    If you were in your twenties I could understand the desire to take a punt, You’re young, you’re idealistic, your head has been filled with utopian fantasies by the BBC, and if it all goes tits up there’s decades for your wealth and pension to recover. I’ll be retiring in a decade, a JC government will ensure I spend my old age in penury.

  13. And after disposing of the comedy relief the serious point is what other commentators are saying: If Corbog and McNasty get in it will take armed insurrection to get them out again.

    He isn’t just another ZanU bungler. He is a very evil man. He will import 5 million beard boys to ensure he can’t be voted out anyway.

  14. A bit like burning down your own house to show how dangerous it is to play with matches, except TW’s house is in the next street.

  15. I’ve been reading a memoir of the 1930s. Our author said something to the effect of “the only senior Nazis I met were Hitler, Goering, Goebbels, and Röhm”. Well, I laughed.

    Having discussed what vile creatures they were he then described his meetings with Trotsky, who was (he said) the only person he’d ever met who was motivated entirely by hatred: hatred of just about anything and anyone.

  16. Newmania @ 9:19 am

    None of this matters ,no-one ever says anything like this: ” Newmania ,a you were right , you were right because you know more than me are better infomred than me and have a greater understanding than me I am sorry I was such a stupid bigoted loser and I hope you will forgive me “

    Ecks, too unsubtle..;)

  17. we are giving up on our position as the heart of European Finance and services

    I think you will find that London is the world’s leading international finance centre. It is hard to see Paris or Frankfurt taking on that role. In fact it is hard to see them taking over London’s leading role in EU finance. Like so many people, Newmania confuses the EU with Europe. The EU is an ossified bureaucracy with dreams of becoming an empire. Europe is an idea defined by lines on maps. London is London

  18. We’re turning into Russia. The public services are crap and the future government is corrupt; but the public won’t care because Mother Britain has the Glorious NHS, Envy Of The World™.

    Obviously it’s fine for Bloke In Not-Britain, but some of us have homes and jobs and kids in state schools and elderly parents dependent on the NHS and so on.

  19. The problem is that we won’t learn from a Corbyn government. All the failures will be put down to a combination of the deep state, yanks, Tories and bosses and the only way to make it work will be more yet power for the State.

    I think our institutions are strong enough that we will be able to throw them out at the following election, but that will only add to the resentment and calls for more socialism.

    Crap though the current Tories are our best hope is that they have an internal coup and find some MPs with balls to form a cabinet.

  20. Gnureindeer: The EU, are treating us like the relatively weak mendicant we are

    This mendicant being the second largest contributor to the EU budget? We should pick up our begging bowl and walk away.

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