Opinion – The culpability of Jeremy Corbyn | The Economist

Here’s an excellent article from the Economist. It argues that Mr Corbyn’s weak campaign to remain in the EU leaves him scorned by MPs and northern voters alike.

Source: The culpability of Jeremy Corbyn | The Economist

Apart from the right of the Labour Party, there is evidence that unions are dissatisfied with Corbyn too. Unions will worry that their membership and power will be further eroded as a result of the Brexit result.

The simplistic binary vote has backfired. Populism is not the same as democracy. The democratic way forward is a general election with all parties publishing properly costed and risk assessed manifestos.

There’s an urgent need to ditch the deadwood from British politics and that must include Jeremy Corbyn – he’s had his day, just like David Cameron.

It’s unacceptable for the leaders of the UK’s major political parties to be elected without popular mandate.

For me, the proper next step is to put Article 50 on the back burner and call another election or as an intermediate step another referendum.

Thoughts?

Labour members need to do something about Jeremy Corbyn | Tristram Hunt | Opinion | The Guardian

This is a brilliant, must-read article, in the Guardian, by Labour MP, Tristram Hunt. He passionately argues that to protect Labour values in the Tory Brexit renegotiation, we need someone with insight and nous – he concludes that’s not Jeremy Corbyn.

Source: Labour members need to do something about Jeremy Corbyn | Tristram Hunt | Opinion | The Guardian

This article, of course, echoes the powerful op-ed in the NYT by former PM, Tony Blair.

For some of the more disadvantaged members of society, the penny may not yet have dropped. But there will be massive cuts to public services to sustain the UK economy, with more people out of work or in jobs without worker protection. Of course, the immigrants will still be in the UK because they are necessary to compensate for the shortfalls in the UK workforce.

Let’s hope that the UK Labour Party can reunite traditional socialists and not just appeal to Corbyn’s far-left. The Far-Right Vs. the Far-Left will destroy the UK.

If Corbyn does not go quickly, more Labour supporters will switch to Farage and his racist followers. There is a historic parallel in Germany – it was called National Socialism or more commonly Nazism.

Thoughts?