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Old May 10th 2017, 12:57 pm
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I don't care what colour/race/religion politicians are but voting a Scouser in as mayor of Manchester is just wrong!


For so many reasons.
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Are you implying that my use of the term "colour" here was inadvertently racist? It was not inadvertent and if you think it sounded racist, well, just ask one of your black friends.
No I did not think it as racist at all, just thought I would point it out! As a blind disabled LBGT, I know how hurtful labels can be, and now I will go to my Safe Space!
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I've got to admit that I'm glad she is around as it weakens Labour's chances even more of ever being in power!

I'm looking forward to the inevitable #ToriesforAbbott campaign after Corbyn...
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with the communist, terrorist sympathiser at the head of the party I don't think the need any help making the party less electable
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with the communist, terrorist sympathiser at the head of the party I don't think the need any help making the party less electable
Well he will probably be gone within the next couple of months anyway.
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Well he will probably be gone within the next couple of months anyway.
Don't bet on it.
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Don't bet on it.
Well the alternative is that he gets elected and hell starts to look like the front of a Christmas card.
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Well the alternative is that he gets elected and hell starts to look like the front of a Christmas card.
No, he'll lose the election and just stay on. Maybe there'll be another leadership challenge but he'll survive that as well thanks to Miliband Minor's £3 supporters, many of whom are Tories and want to keep him in the job as long as possible. He won't go until the party rules are changed to allow a successor to be nominated by 5% rather than 15% of MPs. Then McDonnell or someone else from his cabal will stand and get in on that basis.
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No, he'll lose the election and just stay on. Maybe there'll be another leadership challenge but he'll survive that as well thanks to Miliband Minor's £3 supporters, many of whom are Tories and want to keep him in the job as long as possible. He won't go until the party rules are changed to allow a successor to be nominated by 5% rather than 15% of MPs. Then McDonnell or someone else from his cabal will stand and get in on that basis.
It's a shame but you're probably right actually. And this country will continue to basically have no opposition and nothing will change.

Considering the alternative to that is having a mad 70's throwback communist sympathiser in power though, I think I'd have to reluctantly prefer the status quo.
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It's a shame but you're probably right actually. And this country will continue to basically have no opposition and nothing will change.

Considering the alternative to that is having a mad 70's throwback communist sympathiser in power though, I think I'd have to reluctantly prefer the status quo.
When the government is preparing to hold the most important international negotiations since WWII it is a disgrace that we have no effective opposition nor any prospect of such. Corbyn and his supporters have no-one but themselves to blame for that.
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When the government is preparing to hold the most important international negotiations since WWII it is a disgrace that we have no effective opposition nor any prospect of such. Corbyn and his supporters have no-one but themselves to blame for that.
Agreed. Unfortunately I think you're probably right and even total defeat in next month's election probably won't be enough to whip them into shape. I'm not even sure if they have anyone worthy in their ranks atm anyway.
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Don't bet on it.
the Unions want him in charge so that's where he'll stay
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Old May 12th 2017, 11:49 am
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the Unions want him in charge so that's where he'll stay
Why would the unions want to no real opposition to a Tory leadership?
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Why would the unions want to no real opposition to a Tory leadership?
because any labour leadership that has the chance of winning is too far right for the fat cat main union leaders to accept.
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because any labour leadership that has the chance of winning is too far right for the fat cat main union leaders to accept.
It's a shame really because they're effectively digging their own graves.
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