UK or US-the current thing that's in vogue government wise is let's see which party can crap the hardest on the other party.
I still can't quite believe the Democrats went for the least inspiring, most middle-of-the-road status-quo candidate(s) AGAIN. It's like they learned nothing from 2016 (or 2008 apparently, when they won big because Obama actually inspired people, regardless of whether you think he actually acheived anything during his time in office). If Biden wins, which he probably will, it will still only be by favourable comparison to Trump rather than on his own merits.Thank god-in just a few days all of this lunacy will hopefully be over and dump will be booted out of the Whitehouse-YAY!!!
It's interesting how when the right is in control of the party, the left should be the ones to leave. But also during the entire period the left was in control of the party for the previous five years, the argument was STILL that the left should leave, even though they'd been voted into power by the membership (to be fair, now so has Starmer so I've done the reasonable thing and left. Why didn't the right do that when Corbyn was voted in?)Part of me does wish the left would leave Labour because nobody would vote for them.
Well, of course I don't know which definition you're using (there are many) but I fail to see how saying something was twisted and exagerrated by the media for political purposes and stating factual figures is antisemitic (though New-New Labour clearly believes it is, so yet another reason for me to no longer support them). I mean, it's not like he said "The Jewish media are behind this" or something. Also how come the EHRC, the media and now the Labour Party are always willing to listen and believe right wing Jews who accuse Corbyn of antisemitism, but not the left wing Jews who supported him and don't believe he is antisemitic? Obviously because it suits their agendas and it's so plainly transparent I struggle to believe there are people who can't see right through the obvious bias and manipulation.Jeremy was anti Semitic yesterday no doubt I screamed when I read his statement as yeah I regret voting for him as leader twice,.
But Keir got a large mandate in April a lot of people who voted Corbyn (like me) changed and wanted a center left party now because I never expected it to become toxic, anti Semitic and get destroyed to that degree.
I’ve said it before but if the point of politics is simply to get elected by having policies you think the electorate will support, rather than ones you actually believe in, then there’s very little point in democracy at all. Who influences what the voters believe? The media, so if you're pandering to the views they are pushing you’re basically just letting them make the political decisions. Who elected Rupert Murdoch, the Barclay Brothers and Viscount Rothermere? Who changed those voters' minds on Corbyn by publishing smear after smear? Who gave Boris glowing coverage in the run up to the election? Media empires run by tax-dodging right wing billionaires. Those aren't the people I want making the decisions.The members are not the electorate. It’s long past time Labour realised that.
Those aren't the people I want making the decisions.
Or you take an actually useful page out of the Trump playbook, stand up and tell everybody in public speeches (rather than controlled media interviews) that the media are biased liars and refuse to have anything to do with them. Shout from the rooftops who these people are and what their vested interests and biases are. That’s where Corbyn went wrong imo, he didn’t fight back hard enough. As a politician, you want the people listening to YOU, not to the media’s perception of you. And Trump has done a pretty good job, his supporters are far more likely to listen to him than to the media who he’s successfully convinced them are not to be trusted. And whatever anyone might think of him otherwise, on that particular count he’s not wrong.But they're the ones you have to deal with if you want power. You either accept that fact and move on, or spend an eternity protesting about it and never get a sniff of power.
I genuinely have no idea, though I doubt any other leader would be any more likely to care, parachuting allies into seats is hardly a new practice. I do think he cared about improving people’s lives and making the country a fairer place, which is not something I can say for many (if any) other political leaders in my lifetime.I've had need of the services of my MP on more than one occasion over the years, and believe me, it is essential that you have someone invested in the local community representing you. You think Corbyn cared about that?
He tried to discredit panorama. Yes the workers party being sued by workers was a final straw and ill be honest I quit labour last July because of it my party the workers party being sued by workers. ( i did rejoin when Watson quit to vote in that election) Thank christ Starmer did the right thing and settled. Then again Corbyn opened his mouth like he did on Thursday and is getting sued by Ware. And the fact these lefties moan that labour money doing the right thing and then raise £400K to get sued was like what are these peoples priorities. I am not talking that report because I find it highly dubious last weeks of a leadership gathering dirt and oh look it leaks ill wait for the enquiry to end for that please.Or you take an actually useful page out of the Trump playbook, stand up and tell everybody in public speeches (rather than controlled media interviews) that the media are biased liars and refuse to have anything to do with them. Shout from the rooftops who these people are and what their vested interests and biases are. That’s where Corbyn went wrong imo, he didn’t fight back hard enough. As a politician, you want the people listening to YOU, not to the media’s perception of you. And Trump has done a pretty good job, his supporters are far more likely to listen to him than to the media who he’s successfully convinced them are not to be trusted. And whatever anyone might think of him otherwise, on that particular count he’s not wrong.
And converting said empty retail units into housing for a tidy profit thanks to the upcoming changes to planning regulations, I imagine. Which they can then privately rent out to the now unemployed former employees of the bust businesses in exchange for their housing benefit. Not that the government will probably be able to afford to pay people housing benefit once this is all over. When are debtor's prisons and workhouses coming back? It can't be long at this rate.along with the realtors who'll be buying up the bankrupted businesses.
It really is scandalous isn't it, though hardly unexpected from tories. The worst thing of course is how tragically incompetent those companies have been.most of the PPE companies are affiliated to either Tory MPs, lords or the spouses, it is just plain ordinary cronyism and corruption, just milking the public purse.