Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Mon May 25, 2020 9:40 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Next labour leader?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:38 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:35 pm
Posts: 5952
Location: Dunkeswell, Nr Honiton, Devon
Putting the cat among the pigeons - surely Corbyn's position is even weaker, and with a possible vote of no confidence - who next?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:50 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:33 pm
Posts: 11622
Location: The Home Of Mountain Biking, And All Great Things.
I reckon the Lib Dems will sack their leader too. Just because the others are doing so. That's just how they roll..


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Next labour leader?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:08 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:48 pm
Posts: 1934
Location: Glasgow
They are utterly shafted on this now. When Angela Eagle is one of names mooted you know you have run out of ideas.

McDonnell clearly fancies it but not sure the party likes him as they did Corbyn. The PLP certainly don't. Then you're either back into failures e.g. Burnham, Cooper, Chukha et al, or into the realms of relative unknowns like Starmer or Jarvis.

Or the (sort of) continuity candidate of Watson. But I can't see him attracting Tories. Having said that I can't see any of them attracting Tories. Labour are bust.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:16 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider

Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:21 pm
Posts: 669
Location: Ripon
Lad who spoke up for Redcar ,would be good not a sleaze ball though :D
Should have said I think he is Middlesbrough mp


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Next labour leader?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:46 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:33 pm
Posts: 11622
Location: The Home Of Mountain Biking, And All Great Things.
They are still banging on about their tradional/core voters. They just don't get it. They have moved on.

There is no one involved who could beat Corbyn squarely.

Labour should be going for the Tories throat for holding the EU vote in the first place, but they are wasting time turning against their leader. That is a sign not only of political naivity, but also of a total lack of guile and an absence of any connection back to the expediency that was required to get to No. 10 in 1997.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Next labour leader?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:19 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:57 pm
Posts: 1781
Location: Porto / Plymouth
Corbyn's may well stay on for a while yet, because he's still very popular among party members. I doubt he'll still be at the helm for the next general election, though. If he does go now, we can be sure none of the Blairites will take over, due to their immense unpopularity with the members. McDonnell has similar politics and is at least as popular as Corbyn, and has the advantage of being a better speaker, so my money's on him. Or maybe Starmer.

But my feeling is now is not the right time for a leadership contest - they should let the Tories implode for while first.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:58 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:33 pm
Posts: 11622
Location: The Home Of Mountain Biking, And All Great Things.
Can't argue with that logic.

Starmer would be a great leader. He certainly knows his way around the human rights legislation that is somewhat at risk.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Next labour leader?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:14 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:48 pm
Posts: 1934
Location: Glasgow
ultrazenith wrote:
McDonnell has similar politics and is at least as popular as Corbyn, and has the advantage of being a better speaker, so my money's on him.
Go for it, if anything he's even more unelectable. A socialist IRA sympathiser who didn't even get on the ballot when he stood last time, you lot sure know how to pick them. :lol:

ultrazenith wrote:
But my feeling is now is not the right time for a leadership contest - they should let the Tories implode for while first.
Again I think you're going to be disappointed. The Tories are in government, which will help keep them together- more to lose. Whilst they are split on Europe they will rally come a snap election. Labour are even more split, and don't know who their voters are any more. Scotland is gone, the north is going, the rest of England votes Tory. Labour are reduced to London and a handful of depressing towns. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:27 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:33 pm
Posts: 11622
Location: The Home Of Mountain Biking, And All Great Things.
Starmer v Raab.

Should be an interesting few weeks.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:39 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:13 pm
Posts: 11546
Location: Skipton
Wouldn't have thought so as Labour won't go in for the kill while the virus is still about. Long term I think Starmer will do well though.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 13 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group