Corbyn speaks out on quitter group

Jeremy Corbyn has spoken about the splinter-sized group of MPs who are in the process of whingeing and wittering their way out of the Labour Party.

Corbyn said:

I am disappointed that these MPs have felt unable to continue to work together for the Labour policies that inspired millions at the last election and saw us increase our vote by the largest share since 1945.

Labour won people over on a programme for the many not the few – redistributing wealth and power, taking vital resources into public ownership, investing in every region and nation, and tackling climate change.

The Conservative Government is bungling Brexit, while Labour has set out a unifying and credible alternative plan. When millions are facing the misery of Universal Credit, rising crime, homelessness and poverty, now more than ever is the time to bring people together to build a better future for us all.

SKWAWKBOX comment:

While claiming to put country before party, this tiny group is putting ego before the wellbeing of millions.

Local members in their constituencies, who will miss the leavers like toothache and in many cases had already voted no confidence in them or wanted to, will already be preparing to select their replacements.

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  1. Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Gavin Shuker, Ann Coffey, Mike Gapes and Chukka.

    Well that was all ‘very dramatic and exiting’, perhaps we can now get on with the job of getting Labour into power without the narcissistic distractions.

  2. ‘The magnificent seven’ as some gobshites & probably the murdoch rags will label them.

    Except there’s not one amongst them will fight a by-election. Wonder why?

    I want each & every one of them to become the main news headlines once they’d get trounced at their by-elections. I want a good gloat for at least half a day – not a two-minute spot during a general election.

    Rat bastards.

  3. OMG Look who they’ve left behind … It’s tragic.
    (I won’t name names, to protect the guilty).

  4. Are we waiting for others to join them? Seems that they will not stand again their original seats but will target Labour marginals (just to ensure another Tory govt.?)

  5. You do know this is about brexshit, don’t you? And if we’re calling people “quitters”, how about the quitlings in the Labour leadership? Ho has the party of the people become the Tory tax avoider’s backup party?

  6. “The Conservative Government is bungling Brexit, while Labour has set out a unifying and credible alternative plan.”

    Had an interesting talk this morning with a generally enthusiastic supporter of Corbyn from a younger generation.

    He was livid about the defector and their hypocrisy – particularly the unprincipled use of the ‘antisemitism’ slur in defence of apartheid Israel.

    But … but … Jeremy Corbyn’s assertion about unity and credibility over Brexit doesn’t wash with this generation. There is a widespread view that the policy lacks credibility as an alternative to the that of the Tories, and they see it as a cop-out. The Lexit argument is viewed with disdain.

    Such as he are not going to vote Tory, and will definitely not go for any mickey-mouse ‘Independents’ But they might vote Green, and if the Party continues to go along with Brexit, their enthusiasm will wilt further at what they see as a facilitation of a hated Tory policy.

    1. Naturally you explained to him what Corbyn’s letter was about, and why it represents a good solution?

      1. No. I’m past making excuses. I agreed with him that it’s a major strategic error (based on poor advice) to not be opposing Brexit at this point, and a gift to the nefarious right.

      2. Takes one to know one. I never supported the first, however – just a more meaningful one now Labour’s fallen into the trap of owning the Tory disaster.

    2. All that generalisation about an entire generation, from talking to ONE youñg person ! And his/her view just happens to match yours, RH ! That is called wilful self deception from slim evidence. Try reading up on the neoliberal enforcement role of the EU , RH, rather than wasting our time with this stuff.

      1. Still up to the usual straw man stuff, ha’penny?

        I didn’t claim this to be a scientific sample, just an illustrative example. But I’d make a bet that it represents a widespread view – struggling to reconcile a basic continuing support for Corbyn’s principles with a losing strategy that is based on poor advice.

        In terms of ‘self deception’, your Lexit dreamin’ is way out of line with the majority of the Party – and reality. I don’t need any lectures about the neoliberal biases of the EU : politics is about practical choices – not theoretical windbaggery whilst the Tories run riot preparing the way for more home-grown/EG/US inspired neoliberalism that excels anything imposed by the EU.

  7. I think maybe it’s time to open a bottle of bubbly that I’ve been hoarding for a couple of years . . . . 🍸pop

  8. I would hope that, given the length of time this split has been brewing, the party has been considering alternative (better) candidates for the seven millstones’ constituencies for a long time.
    The sooner they can be introduced to the public the less unprepared for government the party looks – and the stronger Jeremy’s leadership.

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