Why Jeremy Corbyn Is No Friend of the Poor – Newsweek

Newsweek publishes a damning opinion of Jeremy Corbyn. The article highlights how Labour’s latest leadership crisis reflects how Jeremy Corbyn has lost touch with the working class and poor of Britain.

Source: Why Jeremy Corbyn Is No Friend of the Poor

The article provides further evidence of the hijacking of the Labour Party. Ordinary working class Labour supporters need to wake up to what’s happened.

Of course, Corbyn is just an aging puppet and the anger should be targeted at the puppeteers.



Response to Bagehot-Economist – If Labour won’t stand up for Remain voters, it’s time for a new party

English: Big Ben in London, England, United Ki...

English: Big Ben in London, England, United Kingdom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I agree with Bagehot’s Notebook  in the Economist that it’s probably time for a new political party to regain the central ground in the UK. As to my bias, I’ve been a one-national conservative all my life.

It’s looks like the Labour Party is signing up record numbers of far-left supporters who will no doubt support Jeremy Corbyn. For me, the conclusion is clear, the traditional Labour Party has been hijacked by the far-left. So unless Corbyn is removed and the Blairists gain sway again, the Labour Party will not fight for the 48%.

I support Theresa May for Conservative Party leader because it’s time for a safe pair of hands to unite party, country and deal properly with European allies. By comparison, Andrea Leadsom is a light-weight. If Leadsom is chosen purely because she supported Brexit, then the risk of a hard-landing for the UK multiply. For some symbolism, Big Ben  was only stopped for 24 hours in the WWII blitz.

As for a new party, it depends whether it comes from the centre-left or the center-right but here’s a strawman check-list: world-class politicians and statesmen (Blair, Cameron, Osborne level), heavy-hitting media sponsorship, like say Rupert Murdoch, a financial war-chest, big ticket fund-raisers and sponsors, outstanding social media penetration, cross-party appeal.

The safe option would be for May leading a broad-church Conservative Party cabinet, ideally with some Blairite heavy hitters, with Leadsom as Chancellor and overall responsibility for Brexit negotiations leading a team of experts.