- Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:06 pm
Great, isn't it ? Corbyn has spent the last 18 months demanding an early general election, and he probably would do so still, had not wiser counsels on political strategy (fuck knows where they came from) prevailed. Now he says he won't agree to an election unless a "No Deal" crash-out from the EU is ruled out for all eternity. It's not a bad excuse, but it's usefulness ranks alongside Salome's seventh veil increasingly as time goes by.
Tactically, denying Johnson his desire for an election (the Tories are now demanding an election because they know they'd probably rinse Labour for no other reason than that Corbyn is just unacceptable) is quite a good idea in terms of avoiding a fourth successive election defeat. But it's a really difficult idea for Labour. We can't have an immediate election with Corbyn because we would be horrifically rinsed. But our leader is still saying "come and have a go if you're hard enough"
Best to just get the election over with, bring a merciful end to the Corbyn nightmare, and get on with re-building the Labour Party and the country,.
"The opportunity to serve our country. That is all we ask." John Smith, Leader of the Labour Party, 10 May 1994.