With Labour fixated by Corbyn, the Tories have taken advantage of a feeble opposition. Here’s how they did it… | Politics | The Guardian

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This is an outstanding, must-read, political article by the Guardian. Check it out!

via With Labour fixated by Corbyn, the Tories have taken advantage of a feeble opposition. Here’s how they did it… | Politics | The Guardian.

With the Labour Party in melt-down and collective fear for their futures, the Tories are not being held to account for policy changes from their recent manifesto. One of the strengths of the parliamentary system is challenge in parliament but currently that’s not happening because Labour are fixated by their own problems.

The article shrewdly picks up that, with a small Conservative majority, the real political challenge for David Cameron’s government will come from the Tory back-benches.


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  1. Dr Alf makes interesting points, as does the Guardian, but I am reminded of my late father-in-law who once said to me that he wished the average house price and railway ticket would exceed a million dollars. What he meant by this, of course, was that when positions become too extreme then eventually a corrective medicine comes into play to bring things back into balance.

    Jeremy Corbyn, a man who hasn’t even run a whelk stall in his life is an attractive proposition for the unfortunates, the disaffected and the young for whom he offers false hope. When people start to look intensively at his background, they will take a different view but for the moment the Guardian and the BBC likes to use him and his popularity to create trouble.

    The Conservatives are being too slow on Trades Union reform, and unless they ban strikes in essential public services, use sequestration of Trades Union funds and have their “PATCO MOMENT”, they will find the country bedeviled by unofficial strikes and the country will regain its old reputation as a place where Trades Union barons can run amok.

    David Cameron has slipped back into his old ways by taking four holidays in August and the nonsense in Calais and the migrant crisis is being mishandled.

    The Labour Party is in disarray but unless the migrant and trades union issues are dealt with firmly, precisely and severely, a new leader like the slippery Umana, who is deliberately waiting out the other more ineffectual and useless candidates could re-emerge.

    David Cameron is going to take his bigger UN job and walk away at some point but only after he renegotiates the treaties with the EU to get some of what he wants and position the little he gets as a great triumph.

    Conservative back-benchers can huff and puff but they lack real power and need Cameron more than he needs them until his successor is in place.

    Barring death, disease or an unfortunate accident, this is likely to be George Osborne who will take a dim view of those MPs who have made his mentor’s job harder, particularly Boris and Mrs May and some of the Cro Magnon men on the back benches.

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