Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Labour assessment of Jeremy Corbyn

The article "Why you shouldn't vote for Jeremy Corbyn" was published last year in the Spectator.

It was written by a member of the Labour party, who published it anonymously with the help of Nick Cohen, and lists a large number of reasons why he believed that Jeremy Corbyn should not be re-elected leader of the Labour party.

But as Corbyn was indeed re-elected as Labour leader, nearly all of the reasons in the article are now relevant to the question of whether a floating voter who might be considering voting for the Labour party in the 2017 general election should not do so for as long as Jeremy Corbyn remains leader.

However much the Labour candidates concerned might wish to present matters otherwise,

* A vote for Labour candidate John Woodcock in Barrow & Furness is a vote for Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister, John McDonnell as Chancellor, Diane Abbott as Home Secretary and Emily Thornberry as Foreign Secretary.

* A vote for Labour candidate Gillian Troughton in Copeland is a vote for Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister, John McDonnell as Chancellor, Diane Abbott as Home Secretary and Emily Thornberry as Foreign Secretary.

* A vote for Labour candidate Sue Hayman in Workington is a vote for Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister, John McDonnell as Chancellor, Diane Abbott as Home Secretary and Emily Thornberry as Foreign Secretary. 

2 comments:

Jim said...

I was reading though the lib dem manifesto during my lunch break today. well that one is just as riveting. I wonder if there will be another General Election if this one does not go their way. Inheritance tax to pay for it hmmm, £7 billon more in education (from where) ban diesel cars, free childcare, the more i read of it the worse it gets.


Do you know i think the conservativs could win this if they realease a 6 word manifesto. Just point links to the labour and lib dem ones and say

"We wont do any of that"

Chris Whiteside said...

Quite. And the Lib/Dems have spent their 1pm on income tax nearly as many times as the Labour party has spent the tax revenue they think (wrongly) they will get from reversing cuts in CGT.