Err, no, I don’t think so

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced a new cabinet following a wave of resignations in protest at his leadership and amid calls to resign.

And this is the sodding BBC!

28 thoughts on “Err, no, I don’t think so”

  1. The Inimitable Steve

    Kevin – Lol.

    I hope Jezza hangs in there. Nobody needs a Blairite snake replacing him at this point and conspiring to frustrate the democratic will of the British people.

  2. The Inimitable Steve

    Seems so Ian. From the Torygraph:

    Chris Bryant, who quit the shadow cabinet yesterday, has told the BBC that Jeremy Corbyn refused to tell him whether he had voted to leave the EU.

    I predicted before the referendum that we’d get Leave with a narrow majority and that Jezza would turn out to be the unlikely hero of the piece. Think I’ll buy a Lotto ticket next.

    Seems to me we can trust Corbyn more than most politicians. He’s an old-school Wolfie Smith style lefty, not a globalist machine politician.

    The shiny-faced Bilderblairbots trying to dislodge him are a serious threat to Britain.

  3. OT: Tim, did you know that if you type ‘Venezuela’ into Google it puts a picture of you up the top of the page?

  4. The Meissen Bison

    Unlike TIS to miss a joke or else it’s me seeing one where none was intended. IanB to adjudicate please.

  5. Chris Bryant, who quit the shadow cabinet yesterday, has told the BBC that Jeremy Corbyn refused to tell him whether he had voted to leave the EU.

    It is a secret ballot. Does Chris Y-Fronts understand that?

  6. I heard a story (on Twitter, unverified) that Corbyn had arranged a visit to Turkey during the referendum campaign to talk about open borders with Turkey (as in he wanted it to happen).

    In the middle of the fucking referendum campaign!!

    Apparently he was persuaded to cancel it.

  7. Rob,

    Jeremy Corbyn is quite dim. And politically tone deaf. But mainly dim. It likely would have had to been explained to him mutiple times, very slowly why this was A Bad Idea.

  8. Steve,

    “I hope Jezza hangs in there.”

    Yes, I can see the sound tactical advantage in that, don’t want some charismatic, non-mental sod repairing the damage, etc.

    But I also am enjoying, very much, watching the Labourites circular firing squad. So a quandary.

  9. Alastair Campbell has been reminding Labour members that the party has no permanent right to exist.

    Meanwhile, the penny has yet to drop. The victory was won in the Labour heartlands. The schreeching Remainers dominating TwatBook non-London working-class people are absolute, retarded fucking scum.

    There’s a few bridges being burnt here.

  10. A quote from guess who:

    I know I was described as Jeremy Corbyn’s guru last year, but that was nonsense.

  11. So leader of party agrees with majority of people who vote for party so the rest of the party want to sack him, seriously if they had written the last couple of years of the Labour Party as a sitcom it would have been rejected as too absurd

  12. I think he’s a closet Leaver.

    Jezza has been anti-EU since forever as part of his Bennite beliefs (Tony Benn rather than Hillary Benn who he sacked at 01:40 yesterday morning).

    The only thing that prevented his campaigning for Vote “Leave” this time around was his post-Turtle like elevation to Labour leader.

    Even then his support for “Remain” has been both reluctant and muted. It would be interesting to know what his ballot paper said, but that’s the one great thing about the secrecy of the ballot – it can’t come back to haunt us – even as Labour leader.

  13. Remember – that document said that Jez was best placed to understand the core vote after the referendum. Well, on at least 1 issue it’s true – he voted Leave like they did!

  14. nah, seriously – Jez is a crap politician. So full of principle he can’t bring himself to play the game. He’d never had made it outside a safe seat.

    On the one hand, it’s nice to see someone principled in the HoC. On the other hand, I wish his principles weren’t so fücking scary.

  15. abacab,
    Jez was “principled” when it was easy, but cracked at the first fence encountered.

    Not only did he sit on the fence personally, he made Remain the official Labour line.

    Not “principled” at all, as it turns out. Not even in Dave’s league on that score.

  16. ” but that’s the one great thing about the secrecy of the ballot – it can’t come back to haunt us – even as Labour leader.”

    Is that true? Aren’t the ballot papers marked so they can be linked back to the electoral register? IIRC when one goes to vote they look your name up on the list and then write a number (which I assume is from the electoral list) on your ballot paper, which you then mark and stuff in the box. If one had the electoral register and the box of ballot papers one would be able (eventually) to work out who voted which way it seems to me……………

  17. @TomJ: do you think the Murphmeister will learn from this example of the revolution eating itself?

    No I don’t think so either. But it is fun to watch.

  18. s that true? Aren’t the ballot papers marked so they can be linked back to the electoral register? IIRC when one goes to vote they look your name up on the list and then write a number (which I assume is from the electoral list) on your ballot paper, which you then mark and stuff in the box.

    My understanding is that this is done to assist post-facto electoral fraud, so that if ballots are fraudulently submitted they can be identified and used in evidence in an electoral court.

    There have been a handful of election court decisions (to my knowledge), for example, where Lutfur Rahman, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets was ejected, so I’m not too worried.

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