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:sunglasses: 59.2 % ❤ 1.6 % :thumbsup: 6.3 % 😯 2.5 % :grinning: 22.5 % 🧥 0.9 % 🙏 2.7 % 😟 1.1 % :cry: 2.3 % :shit: 0.9 %
By spoonman
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An award less relevant that the First Annual Montgomery Burns Award For Outstanding Achievement In The Field Of Excellence.
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The best prime minister we never had? Corbyn? Jesus wept. What planet are they on? I can think of a few choices, John Smith and Gaitskell spring to mind, but Corbyn.....
By oboogie
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Just a wee reminder that Piers isn't the only weapons grade fuckwit in the Corbyn family....Jeremy, it seems, believes that foreign Prime Ministers have seats, and table motions, in the House of Commons. Shows how much attention he's been paying over the last forty years.
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I would hope it wasn't, but I suspect a career on the backbenches doing nothing but complaining means he hardly ever paid attention to anything.

Plus if it wasn't true, there would be enough people at a speech able to say it wasn't. So I suspect it is.

PS Is the book any good, for those that have it? I'm tempted, but fear for my blood pressure...
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By Abernathy
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It landed on my Kindle reader overnight, too. Read the foreword and first 2 chapters so far. Has the air of actualite about it.
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To sum up it was all the fault of those nasty centrists. ... y-we-lost/
Why ‘Corbynism’ emerged
The economic malaise that has afflicted the UK since the global financial crash, recalls Antonio Gramsci’s words: “The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born.”

Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell’s leadership of the Labour Party was an attempt to birth that new order.

In 2015, five years of austerity in public services, a housing crisis, and stagnating wages were huge issues facing Britain, and Labour had little answer to any of them. Labour promised a little bit less bad stuff, a little more good stuff, but not too much lest the deficit and debt get out of control like last time, for which the Labour leadership had collectively and foolishly decided to blame itself.

In the wake of the 2015 general election, the Tories had a parliamentary majority, Labour had its lowest number of seats in the Commons since 1983, and party membership, which had peaked at 450,000 in the mid-1990s, had withered to just 190,000. The party was defeated, demoralised and decimated.
The "solution" was belief in the project, and then shit would magically assemble itself. Which is why it wasn't his fault - we simply failed to believe in him.

Unfortunately, unlike other bearded characters who rely on a mix of fantasy and people bullshitting on their behalf such as Santa, Jesus and Saruman, Corbyn was real.
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