mikey mikey wrote: Abernathy wrote:
youngian wrote:Let's see if he gets any better.
Sort of hope for success, anticipate failure?
Yeah, seems fair. I'd be delighted, not to say astonished, to see things begin turn around.
Didn't you read "MPs who refuse to serve in Corbyn' shadow cabinet ploughing away through the committee system."?
I think Ian means "hope for failure, anticipate success".
What I mean is that senior MPs who can't find it in them to rejoin Corbyn's cabinet can find another way of attacking the Tories by pursuing a more specialist role in committees which would be an amicable way forward for both sides.
I'm not impressed by Owen Smith supporters throwing their toys out of the pram and tearing up their party cards. The fact remains if you can't find a candidate good enough to woo Corbyn's supporters than they probably won't impress anyone in Stevenage or Nuneaton. The contest is over and time to move on.
And Corbyn didn't put in a bad performance this morning; Tory Brexit plans are la la land and defended Gordon Brown against 'Labour caused the crash' nonsense. He's never going to sell his £500 bn spending figure though. His supporters may be impressed but to most voters it's scary. Talk in percentages if you want to govern. Few voters have any sense of magnitude at the macroeconomic level.