In response to Paul T Horgan: Long Bailey and a snapshot of Labour bigotry
I think Rebecca Long Bailey is absolutely fantastic. I have been a big supporter of her becoming the next Labour leader since before any candidates were officially announced. She is exactly the kind of person to lead Labour into another ten years of electoral suicide.
Having said that, none of the candidates have shown they have undergone any self-reflection. Or learnt anything from the worst defeat in Labour party history. Until they go through this process as a party, they will never been able to recover.
Calling people thick and racist for not voting for you, and continuing with the same policies they hate. Is the labour party reaction to their defeat.
Sounds more like the Soviet Politburo every day. It won’t happen, of course, but apart from asking why so many lifelong voters defected to the Tories, they should be soul-searching as to who’s the best leader for the specific task of holding Boris to account (and holding him to account shouldn’t be difficult in theory, most of us in these columns are doing it). All Becca Longface would do is stand up in Parliament and call him various names – most of them ending in ‘ist’, I shouldn’t wonder.
Derek Reynolds wrote:
Sounds like a right mess. There’s only three of them, what’s taking so long? None of them represent the working classes that once were the hard core miners, shipbuilders, steel workers and transport industry, that’s mostly all gone – the Labour Party has become a liability to themselves and the country at large. Zionists, Israel, Palestine? What did those have to do with coal, ships and railways?
Pick a leader for heaven’s sake, it doesn’t matter which one – you stand for nothing any more. And the Chlorinated Communist is carrion. What is there to want?