Saturday, 12 September 2015

Tom and Jerry...

So he did it and Tom Watson along with him. Almost sixty percent of the votes for Labour Party leader gives Jeremy Corbyn the biggest party mandate for any political leader in UK political history. That kind of says it all I think.

What now I wonder? Will the Labour Party reconise and appreciate what he has done for them and work with him to make a strong alternative to the 'running with the pack dogs' of the Tory Party, or will they break off into factions and slowly kill the goose that laid the golden egg and the party along with it.

Just a few months ago Labour suffered one of their biggest election defeats, their leader was weak, their policies no different from all the rest. They were hardly a party at all with supporters dropping away daily. Now, thanks to the apparent honesty and values of Jeremy Corbyn, there are thousands of people at least thinking that the Labour Party might give us choice in British politics.

Of course the next election is almost five years away unless there's a vote of no confidence in the current government. The last vote of no confidence in the Government occurred on 28 March 1979 when Labour's Jim Callaghan lost a vote instigated by Margaret Thatcher by one vote (311 votes to 310). The election that followed was won by Margaret Thatcher and the Tories remained in government for eighteen years. Who knows, perhaps history may repeat itself? But I think it would be better to wait five years and see how this new old Labour Party develops. There is much to sort out, but if Labour MPs want to ever govern again then it’s in their interest to help make it work.

Up until a few months ago I had no belief in the Labour Party, they didn’t stand for anything, they seemed to be clueless, hopelessly waving their hands with gestures taught to them by presentation coaches. I voted Tory because, at that time, I felt there was no other realistic choice. Now I don’t know if Corbyn and Watson can put together a realistic opposition, but I hope so because I am so tired of puppet politicians.

Perhaps Corbyn won't last, perhaps he'll step down and Tom Watson step up to the plate. Anything could happen, but I'm tired of our politicians having their strings pulled by the USA and Europe and hopefully Corbyn will stand up to them. I don’t want a return to the bad old days of the early seventies, but if Canada, Finland, and New Zealand can operate in a broadly socialist fashion then surely so can we? Anyway, it’s time for at least the chance of change.

That's all folks!


  1. Tim Preston on FB
    We live in interesting times smile emoticon

  2. Ian Maclachlan on FB
    I would have said 'produced by Fred Quimby' but obviously I'm wrong.

    1. Andrew Height
      No I think you are right Ian.