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Jeremy Corbyn is crowned Labour leader – it's the prayer wot won it

 

Archbishop Cranmer: “Please, Lord, please let Jeremy Corbyn win the Labour Party leadership. Pleeeeeease.”

It was a frivolous intercession made in the Prayer Room (at the bottom of the Homepage) on 4th June 2015, even before the Parliamentary Labour Party had decided to put the notorious left-wing lover of Irish Republican terrorists, disciple of Karl Marx and friend of Hamas and Hezbollah, Jeremy Corbyn, on the ballot paper to replace Ed Miliband as Labour leader. They did so “by a whisker” to provide “a wide field of candidates” in order to “broaden the debate”. No one seriously believed he could possibly win.

But the elite misunderstood the electorate. When Jeremy Corbyn began to edge ahead of the other candidates and it was looking as though he might actually do it, the intercession was updated:

“Okay, Lord.. It’s been another month, and things are looking more than promising for Mr Corbyn (if not for the Labour Party, or, indeed, for the country at large). There are even rumours of Diane Abbott becoming Shadow Home Secretary, which would be a kind of subsidiary answered prayer. Thing is, Lord.. well, it was all a bit of a joke. And now that Bishop Pete of Willesden is also praying for Mr Corbyn, it all seems rather too revolutionary even for a sensitive Burkean of Whiggish disposition. Any chance of cancelling this prayer, Lord? Or is it already decreed that Jeremy Corbyn is the chosen one?”

But it was too late. The prayer had ascended to heaven like bats up the belfry, and the election lighted on Jeremy Corbyn. It was obviously the prayer that did it. There was also an emerging new church movement –#ClericsForCorbyn – consisting mainly (if not quite exclusively) of Bishop Pete Broadbent of Willesden (and Edmonton and Spring Harvest), and the Rev’d Dr Giles Fraser. They’ve had their prayerful fingers crossed for 80 days and 80 nights, but they’re wandering in the wilderness no longer. They have spied the Promised Land, and it’s flowing with socialist silk and easy money.praying for corbyn 3

 

Some 656 (..so close..) people were praying for Jeremy Corbyn to be elected Labour leader – probably most of them Tories, but ‘the effectual fervent prayers of a righteous man availeth much‘ . God sifts motives: who are we to judge? ‘For where two or three are gathered together in my name..‘ but 656 is the most who have ever been mobilised to pray about any matter – ever – since the Prayer Room was introduced upon the blog more than a year ago. Quite why more readers and communicants appear to be concerned with who leads the Labour Party than with the persecuted Church, pro-life issues, religious liberties or mental health is something of a mystery. Perhaps some clicked ‘Pray Now’ as flippantly as the prayer was posted. God knows.

But the Leader of Her Majesty’s Most Loyal Opposition must be the most disloyal of all MPs, not only because he’d like to consign Her Majesty and her heirs and successors rather disloyally to the dustbin of history, but also because he’s defied his party’s whip more than 500 times and brazenly consorted with enemies of the State. He may be the chosen one, but he’s patently untrustworthy and unpatriotic, if not subversive and seditious. It’s hard to see how he could possibly become a right honourable member of Her Majesty’s Privy Council to attend briefings on sensitive matters of national security when his “honoured friends” include those who would rather like to kill the Queen and smash the British State.

But the people chose him by legitimate means, ordained by God. Their hearts have been touched by something greater than themselves, and our political structures have been shaken. It’s a bombshell, but that’s democracy. And they chose him because they’re sick to death of the cosy Westminster consensus and the elite perpetuation of a political culture which crushes dreams, destroys hope and corrodes confidence. They want justice, participation and empowerment. They really don’t care much about Jeremy Corbyn’s militant union backers; or his ‘foreign friends’ in Russia, Palestine, Iran or the Republic of Ireland; or the ‘Corbynomics’ of the “people’s quantitative easing”, or.. well, anything much, really. They simply want to put a very large bomb right up the backside of a distant and disdainful establishment, which is now on notice. It is a pausable countdown: the revolution need not be bloody or cataclysmic. But if nothing changes – or, God forbid, there is a elitist coup to dissolve this sovereign democratic decision and install a more ‘acceptable’ face of Labour leadership – the Socialist People’s Army will not hesitate to detonate the charge.

  • bluedog

    Cor Blimey, it’s Corbyn.
    Not since the days when Dan Quayle was Vice-President of the United States have we seen such an under-qualified contender for high office in the West. What if he actually wins a general election? He’s 66 today and would move into No 10 aged 70. It’s a terrifying prospect to think that a country like the UK is going to be led by somebody who hates so many things about it, starting with the Head of State and working down. How will Corbyn go under pressure? Can he think objectively or is his response to a fluid situation going to be based on ideological precepts learned in his twenties? At 70, will he be able to cope with the volume of reports and papers a PM must read and master? Will his staff be able to keep him awake?
    Of Dan Quayle it was said that if the President died it was the job of the US Secret Service to shoot Quayle too. But that’s not the way we do things, is it?

    • David

      Don’t be so sure !
      Harold Wilson was closely monitored by the Secret Service, and if necessary an accident could have been arranged, perhaps ?

      • bluedog

        Yes indeed, where is Mountbatten when you need him?

    • Albert

      Gladstone was about 82 when he formed his last administration.

      • bluedog

        But Gladstone had previous executive experience. Corbyn has none and has never managed anything of significance. As the old dog knows no tricks, can he learn new ones?

        • Albert

          Good point. I think this is going to be a lot of ideology with little practical application. Still, I think PMQs will be interesting. My guess is Cameron will destroy Corbyn, but it may be that that will make Corbyn look good – man of integrity being cut down etc.

          • bluedog

            Very true. Cameron has it within his capacity to totally dominate Corbyn in the House, which Cameron commands.
            Possibly wise to spare Corbyn from utter humiliation until signs of an anti-Corbyn coup emerge within Labour.

          • Pubcrawler

            Yes. Destroying Corbyn too soon in this Parliament may well backfire, however much fun it would be.

  • David

    Will Cromwell be exhumed and substituted for The Queen ?
    Or will we become chums with Venezuela, or maybe North Korea ?
    Will Corbyn support Nasty Nicola with her independence bid, second time around ?
    More likely England will become a permanent “Conservative” (diluted socialism nowadays) domain, with a hard core of far left Old Labourites and a growing band of Ukipper’s ! And we will continue being misgoverned and abused.
    Dave is a lucky leader, he succeeds not because he’s any good but because the far left scare people, the English especially, into voting for his lousy, fake party.
    But on the plus side, maybe Corbie will be anti-EU ? That would be excellent – for that one purpose only !
    Happy days !

    • bluedog

      ‘Or will we become chums with Venezuela, or maybe North Korea ? ‘

      A good point, David. One notes that Corbyn currently has a Mexican wife. This is very disappointing, a Cuban lady delegated by the Castro family or a Venezuelan senorita delegated by the Chavez family would offer far more street cred.

      One imagines that Corbyn’s collection of Che Guevara T-shirts is second to none.

  • Phil R

    Everyone seems to underestimate Corbyn

    we shall see

    Really start to panic when reading the polls a year from now?

    If Labour start to set the agenda and gather support, the Conservatives only have themselves to blame for abandoning the values of their core voters and perhaps more important, abandoning the desire to behave and to treat all people decently

    Don’t want Corbyn? Then give voters a proper alternative for once, lead by a leader who can be trusted to have principles and values.

    • Merchantman

      Cronby is the new Lenin or is it Cromwell? Lets see how the Grauniad get along.
      I do know this wont end well.

  • Albert

    I expect Labour will now be totally disorganised. It’s so much that Corbyn has been successful in this, as that the other candidates were unsuccessful – they seemed too close to the Tories and people wanted something different. But it is the Tories who in power because whatever Labour people want, the British people, appear to want the Tories.

    Cameron must be ruing the day he said he would not serve more than two terms. He could have had three, if Corbyn remains leader of the Labour Party.

    Fortunately, of course, the Liberals are strong!

    • Anton

      Cameron could always change his mind. But he’d never do that, would he?

  • Anton

    Corbyn does at least believe the words that come out of his mouth. It’s just other people who don’t…

    • Phil R

      The words stay the same. He doesn’t dance to the tune of the BBC or anyone else

      The Conservatives need to realise the game is changing.

  • Orwell Ian

    Hopefully this is the death of New Labour and all its works. Not that I expect the Corbynistas to be an improvement I hasten to add. Labour has a new saviour, not exactly the friend of sinners but he has been known to associate with some rather unsavoury organisations of Islamic persuasion. One wonders if Labour will transmogrify into Jezbollah.

  • In Perfect Ignorance

    The problem is that the Conservatives are now going to think they’re invulnerable. With a feeling of invulnerability goes carelessness, and carelessness leaves the door wide open for sleaze.

    Where you have sleaze, you’ll soon have scandal. And if it hits near an election, who knows how the electorate will react? Could Corbyn be elected prime minister by a protest vote? What if he then decides he has a mandate to implement his socialist paradise on earth?

    Imagine Britain without a monarchy, without an established church, without a House of Lords, with Jews and anyone else who supports Israel banished or silenced, public schools nationalised and turned into comprehensives. It could now happen. And all that stands in the way of it is a prime minister who’s already shown his contempt for democratic process by the use of autocratic and lethal force on British citizens abroad.

    We’re in trouble.

  • len

    The pendulum has not just swung its fallen right off the clock..what next?.

    • Orwell Ian

      The Cameroons lurching leftward to counteract Corbyn’s populist appeal.

  • chiefofsinners

    The new political landscape is:
    On the left: Labour (who will now swallow up the SNP, green vote and left-wing UKIPpers)
    In the centre ground: Conservatives, who will now utterly vacate the right and surge further into the centre.
    On the right: UKIP

    As they say…be careful what you pray for.

    • Phil R

      There are a lot of middle class who’s working conditions, pensions and job security is now more in line with working class.

      The public sector will vote for him for a start

  • carl jacobs

    I see “Occupy the Labour Party” has achieved its goal. Evidently Wall Street was too inhospitable.

    • Phil R

      No it is trust.

      Do I like Corbyn? No

      Do I I think he will do what he says? Yes

      DC changes his mind several times a day it seems

  • carl jacobs

    Be careful the next few weeks to watch for falling Labour MPs when walking the streets of London.

  • carl jacobs

    Help Wanted. Shadow Cabinet Ministers. Several Portfolios available. Send your application to Jeremy Corbyn. C/O Unified Socialist People’s League and Eco-Friendly Bakery. All applications will be considered.

    • Anton

      Several = seven as of the last count.

    • Sam

      The bloke who played Harry Potter supported him….

    • 10 up; 51 to come. Jack’s counting.

  • Anton

    It is far from obvious who will lead either the Labour or Tory party into the next election.

  • Dreadnaught

    I have been impressed by the quality and passion of some of the SNP. Corbyn likewise can speak with passion and without notes and this should give the Tories cause for concern. People and young people in particular, not to mention the something for nothing ‘new-Brits’ who will be attracted to the anti-hero if not for the reality of his argument, but for the sheer ‘difference’ between him and the smart college-kids set who have virtually inherited positions of power and safe-seat priority. I can see lots more Muslim issues making the headlines and even more intense block-voting with the ‘Labour for Islam’ faction being an official body with the like of Galloway as shadow foreign secretary and Livingston in charge of immigration. Shriek!!
    Right now Its not important that they theoretically would be a disasterous government in waiting, there is more than enough chaos going on in the world to be concentrating on which the present incumbents seem incapable of comprehending to provide him with ammunition.
    Generations with no recollection of the Wilson/Callaghan years, and the winters of discontent may well be swayed by the sentimental rhetoric Corbyn is more than capable of delivering.
    ‘Complacency’ should be the Conservative watchword.
    Dave must be rather relieved to have hinted at standing down and I reckon Gideon is less looking forward now to PMQs and the left-wing msm onslaught he will no doubt be subjected to, in the face of Corbyn’s populist appeal to the mob-mentality Labour supporters.

    • Anton

      Yes, it will be interesting to see how Corbyn fares at PMQs.

      • IanCad

        If appearances are anything to go by Corbyn should win hands down. He looks so much healthier than most of the front-benchers on either side.
        He also has a beard. A sure sign of confidece, manliness, and good taste.

        • CliveM

          Also itchiness and lack of hygiene!

          • IanCad

            Only in its early stages. Think of all the hours wasted by those who shave. In addition – you rarely see a beardy with a double/triple chin.

          • CliveM

            I once grew a beard, it was pathetic. Patchy with dandruff, never again.

          • Pubcrawler

            My beard will be 30 years old in November. I have no intention of ever removing it.

          • Pubcrawler

            Patience and soap and water. Simples.

        • Anton

          Call that a beard? See Charles Darwin or Lord Kelvin…

          • Pubcrawler

            Frank Dobson (whatever happened to…)

            Or, of course, His Grace in his temporal form.

  • CliveM

    The danger with this election is that we will never have had such a dysfunctional opposition. Corbyn will be able to whip up the support of the “true believers”, any one else will be frightened.

    Anyway the Labour Party has given us a new Tom and Jerry show, let’s enjoy.

  • dannybhoy

    I’m an LBC radio fan and I listened to Jeremy’s acceptance speech. Not only do I think we’re in trouble politically, it seems to me this is another example of the ‘drug disconnect’ that seems to be replacing logical thought.
    We have been here before with a left wing dominated Labour Party/Unions. The Russians, Chinese, Cubans have tried it, The North Koreans outlawed independent thought, so they’re still trying it..
    What most people know is … it just doesn’t work!
    Yet here we have a whole bunch of young uni/college idealists who despite all the evidence they should have imbibed in in history studies and the evidence of the dismal seventies, asr still willing to bet their last spliff that the sartorially elegant ‘Jezzer’ can lead us to the Promised Land…..

    • Old Nick

      For PPEists history does not go back before 1979 – 1964 if you are lucky

  • Maalaistollo

    May we not hope that he will assist in the effort to get us out of the EU, but will then be removed by his fratricidal colleagues before he gets us into the Caliphate?

  • IanCad

    The left are true believers. They will follow this pied piper, for, he is truly able to convince others that he is his own man. Perhaps he is.
    To counter him the CP must replace Cameron with a true blue, outspoken extrovert who can punch back.
    Is there one?
    It would seem to me that there is not.

    • chiefofsinners

      Nigel Farage

      • IanCad

        Can’t agree COS. We need someone with the dignity of Macmillan, the guile of Disraeli, and the tongue of Churchill.

        • chiefofsinners

          Chuku Umunna might be joining the Conservatives soon?

          • IanCad

            I don’t know much about him. although I heard him on “Any Questions” a while back and he seemed prepared and articulate.
            Just Googled him. I like the way he stood up to Andy Burnham and the health police. He would be an improvement on most of the current crop of Conservative MP’s. I sure hope he dosen’t try to get Yvette Cooper to switch sides.

          • chiefofsinners

            And he’s a Christian, so he’s a Conservative waiting to happen.
            But I can’t help feeling there’s ‘something of the night about him’.

          • IanCad

            Well, Churchill changed sides a couple of times so I don’t think his swapping around will be held against him.
            He could always claim new light.

          • Sam

            Tough: Labour’s got Tom and Jerry as leaders….

          • chiefofsinners

            Which is only slightly better than when Ed Milliband had a Johnson and two Balls in his shadow cabinet.

          • Sam

            Dude,

            Personally I think Labour should voted for Luciana Berger or Rachel Reeves as leader…..

          • chiefofsinners

            And rename them selves Likud?

          • IanCad

            It took me a long time to get that.

          • CliveM

            Sorry Chuka completely fails to convince .

            I’ve been wondering all night how Frank Fields is feeling!

          • Pubcrawler

            Chukkup’s a slimeball. Sajid Javid is a better choice. Very sound on Israel, inter alia

        • chiefofsinners

          I know what you’re thinking…
          The physique of Churchill
          The guile of Chamberlain
          And the dignity of a dog returning to its vomit…
          BORIS!

          • IanCad

            Oh! Boris!? Absolutely not.

    • Dreadnaught

      Boris the J.

  • chiefofsinners

    As John Prescott put it ‘The tectonic plates are shifting’.
    Let us spare a thought for those falling down the cracks and into the fires below:

    First, Ed Milliband, who must have thought he couldn’t get any less popular. But any minute now the PLP will work out who gave them these splendid leadership election rules.

    Second, David Milliband, who couldn’t be any further from his dream of being prime minister if he were dead.

    Third every shiny suited, manicured new labour geek with a first in PPE from Oxford.
    There is some justice in this world.

    • CliveM

      Ed Milliband will go down as the worst leader Labour ever had. Thankfully his leadership has been a complete disaster for Labour.

      • chiefofsinners

        He’s up against some pretty stiff competition… Foot, Kinnock, Brown

        • Pubcrawler

          Callaghan…

        • CliveM

          Yes but give Ed his due, none of them left with the deadly legacy that Ed did.

          The way Labour vote for a leader could have been drawn up by Central Office.

    • Redrose82

      No, John wouldn’t have said that, “teutonic plates” maybe.

      • chiefofsinners

        Followed by “who you looking at mullet head? Take that!

      • Maalaistollo

        Well, those Germans certainly know how to eat!

  • Sam

    Dudes

    When I watch the clips of the new dear leader,highest incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradeship, vanguard of the people and great helmsman of the party I sense a glorious new worker’s age of revolutionary revolution.

    • David

      Must search out my faded copy of Mao’s Little Red Book !

      • chiefofsinners

        Put it next to Corbyn and you’ll find it looks decidedly pink.

  • CliveM

    The LibDems (who?) must be happy today, this surely must be an opportunity for them. I expect new hope at by-elections.

  • Inspector General

    Black Saturday 2015 will go down in lefty history as perhaps the saddest day ever. Sadder even than the death of Hugh Gaitskell and John Smith combined.

    There is more chance of Oswald Mosley’s bones being voted into power than Comrade Corbyn, but this should not be cause for recklessness on the part of the Conservative party. UKIP awaits to take the mantel of the ordinary man’s hope.

    • Merchantman

      ‘the ordinary man’s hope’…..Cronby’s weak point is he’s so believably unBritish. More like some 1900’s middle European rabble rouser. His policies however present an existential threat and he must be seen as the tool of some quite numerous and extremely unsavory people. He may think he’s in charge but it’s who lines up behind him who will set the agenda of chaos if they get a chance.
      How will the ordinary man and woman take to chaos and the enforcers to enforce it?

      • Inspector General

        Calm down, that fellow. Corbyn will be fortunate to still be leader in 2016. 2020 is a long long way away.

  • Inspector General

    Rather good news for the rebellious children of the London privileged, it must be said. Why go to the trouble of pitching a tent up outside St Pauls and pretending you’ve stayed the night there when you can announce to mummy and daddy that you are Corbynites at the next £150 a head family outing to a central restaurant…

  • I think he’ll do a good job of holding Cameron & Co. to account, I admire his principles. His Achilles heal is technology and although the young progressives are following him now like the rats did the pied piper, it might not be for that long.

    • Pubcrawler

      “I admire his principles”

      Including his stance on Israel and ‘friendship’ with Jew-hating terrorists?

      • CliveM

        And British hating terrorists.

      • Let’s see if he can make some headway towards brokering an Israeli/Palestinian peace deal first shall we before we write him off.

        • CliveM

          You are kidding right? The Israelis won’t let him through the front door.

          And neither should they.

          The only principles this guy supports is to back enemies of this country.

          • Does he really, truly support enemies of this country though or is it a case of him wanting to listen to their sides of the story as well? He reminds me of Tony Ben and his tea with the Taliban talks. Corby is a pacifist at heart. He will have a chance to talk to Netanyahu soon I would think, let’s see if he does?

          • CliveM

            No he won’t. Why would Netanyahu entertain him? What possible scenario is there that would make him wish to do so?

            The only people who listen to Corbyn are those who wish ill of this country.

          • dannybhoy

            It seems to me one of the major differences between right and left wing politics is that Lefties believe in internationalism. That given the chance all the workers of the world will happily unite together whilst passing around the Coca Cola…
            Righties tend to believe in nationalism and strengthening and protecting the interests of the nation.
            I’m a Rightie.

          • CliveM

            Lefties believe in the political equivalent of the tooth fairy. What they believe is so demonstrably false you do wonder about their ability to think rationally.

    • Old Blowers

      Lots of people admired Lenin’s and Trotsky’s principles..look where that got them.

      ‘A principle likely to be lovingly enforced should he get into power?’, my dear.

      • ‘Should he get into power’, should being the operative word here Blowers lovee. We have nearly five years before next election and a lot of water will flow under the bridge before then. Don’t panic Mr Blowfeld.

        At least he’ll be putting the brakes on us supporting the Yanks and their war making in other countries which will save us a few bob.

        In balance I don’t think he’s very clued up on finance and economics, his Corbynomics policies of printing money out of thin air will be ruinous, but the banksters do need bringing to justice and money needs to flow again not only into the pockets of the top 1%.

  • Phil R

    It is interesting that he claims to want a new friendship with Putin. I cannot see that they have much in common.

    Even Elton wants to be friends with Putin it seems. Apparently he wants to try to persuade Putin to water down Russian laws against promoting gay sex with children.

    • bluedog

      It’s not so much wanting a new friendship with Russia/Putin as demanding acceptance for his old loyalties to the USSR. Who would Corbyn rather visit? The President of the United States? The General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union? You know the answer.

      Corbyn probably thinks that Putin will succeed in resurrecting the USSR and that he, Corbyn, as British PM would be there on the dias as an honoured guest for the May Day parade.

    • HedgehogFive

      Ken Livingstone, among others, supports gay rights and radical Muslims.

      As for Elton, I remember reading in the Telegraph magazine (if it can be trusted) that he came out with something so prurient that Princess Diana cut him off, only burying the hatchet at the funeral of Gianni Versace.

  • Old Blowers

    Having a hoot listening to the media regards ‘the electorate’s’ overwhelmingly endorsing of El Presidente’s enthronement.

    All sensible people know that it was merely the socialist/communist rabble raising the roof at the conference and not Joe Bloggs or his missus…Yet we are meant to believe it is we, who laughed long and loud and walked sharply away from their left wing policies at the last election, who are enchanted with this new revolutionary vision…It only needed to be more extreme left for us to get on board.

    The only people believing that this has put the world on it’s head and they are heading for power are the ‘wolfies’ in that room and the selective filming shown by the media, to try and enforce this fantasy on us rather than ask the ordinary people in the streets straight after, ‘Now will you vote for them?’

    More trouble making and trying to steer the populace by the sound bite searching MSM will only show what a seditious bunch of scumbags our sniveling media and their co-horts really are!!!

    You are dead in the water, Comrades. Farewell and good riddance.

    • David

      Amen to that.

      But at least Blairism is dead in the water.

      Perhaps post-Cameron conservatism will reclaim the Conservative Party, or do they track further left, if that’s possible ?

      • Old Blowers

        Thank you, dear boy.
        ‘Perhaps post-Cameron conservatism will reclaim the Conservative Party, or do they track further left, if that’s possible ?’

        Cameron is trying to show he is the acceptable face of left wing liberalism mutton dressed up as Conservative lamb!!!

        Old Blowers

        • David

          Yes indeed.

          Glad to hear you firing on all six cylinders.

    • bluedog

      Good to hear from you again, Ernst.

      • Old Blowers

        Been away on a secret mission until yesterday 11.30 am…Let’s just say it was very successful. *chuckles and sniggers*
        Woof. WOOF!

        • bluedog

          Love your work, Ernst. You haven’t lost your touch!

    • dannybhoy

      Welcome back Old Blowers!
      I heard on the radio this morning that a Conservative politician* said that whilst Jeremy Corbin might not have the answers, he is asking the right questions.
      He was referring to the fact that our reliance/trust in bankers has meant that we taxpayers bailed them out when things went wrong -they haven’t suffered.
      Although they have sometimes made billions, that hasn’t translated into a vibrant economy. Also that governments have led us into disastrous wars or military adventures without the backing of the nation, and without a proper exit strategy. And so on..
      We do have to acknowledge that the British people have suffered more by ensuring immigrants or refugees get housed before our own young people, that EU laws have driven wages down for British people with mortgages and family commitments. That we now have hundreds of thousands relying on food banks, and struggling to make ends meet. That our utilities are now foreign owned, that large chunks of London are foreign owned, and our national debt is through the roof.
      And so on.
      I’m far from being a leftie, but some of those questions are valid.
      * Can’t remember who it was.

      • Old Blowers

        I’m far from being a leftie also but is Jezza really asking those questions or is it a ruse to impose nationalisation/state ownership across all things.
        These things may need to be changed but imprisoning these crooks would be a better first step.

        ‘We do have to acknowledge that the British people have suffered more by
        ensuring immigrants or refugees get housed before our own young people’ Knowing his love for all things immigrant to the detriment of the nation, did he really say that or even imply that?..I severely doubt it.!

        Remember abortion was originally about one aspect for the woman then became overwhelming whatever reason a person wanted to us..The thin edge!!

        Best wishes Danny Bhoy

        Blowers

        • dannybhoy

          (Just got back from church)
          Good points all. Perhaps it’s part of a programme of misinformation?
          As a reconstructed Tory (UKIP) I would like to see our utilities back in public ownership providing the Union laws on striking etc were really tightened up to at least 51% overall majority.
          But then I also believe that should be applied to political elections…

  • David

    I am enjoying the discomfort of Messrs Blair and the Mandelthing.
    But it’s a dangerous sort of pleasure that I am indulging in.

    But if Corbyn breaks ranks with the EU/US regarding this tension that the west has deliberately created with Russia, probably in order to a) grab the Ukraine, and b) justify creating a Euro-Army, then I’ll cheer “Good ol Corby”, without ever leaving my Ukip stronghold, of course.

    It will be interesting to see what The Pretend Conservatives do next, post-Cameron. Going further left would be very difficult I sense.

    And what of the party of patriots, Ukip ? I sense they’ll not move much. But I’m not claiming prophetic powers, not much anyway.

    Meanwhile, as the US says, or used to say, pre-Obama, In God We Trust.

  • Old Blowers

    oooh, I feel a song coming on!!

  • Old Blowers

    Its A Hard Knock Life in liberal Britain

    Take the base line now anyone
    no?.
    You don’t have to! Just bounce with old Blowers!

    *chorus*
    its a hard knock life for us.
    its the hard knock life for us.
    instead of respected
    we get tricked!
    stead of choices
    we get kicked!
    Its the hard knock life!

    They just won’t let us just be
    Propaganda on our TV.
    God only knows. Got my communicants.
    and the Cranny blog
    lets just see how it goes.

    Evil liberals are all I see!
    You ask me my name.
    E to the wizzo
    S to the fizzo
    B to the lizzo!

    I’m a crazy rightwing nutjob but you all knew that!*Giggles*
    So i’ll make a prophecy on this blog from old silly me!

    Gimme a left wing commie!
    A two way talk on the blogosphere!
    with liberals to dispute we got dropped in the smelly!
    YEAH!

    *chorus*
    its the hard knock life for us!
    its the hard knock life for us!
    *Stick that in your water pipe Jezza and smoke it!*
    Stead of loved!
    We get beat
    *This is for all my homies on the threads*
    Stead of kisses
    we get kicked!
    Its the hard knock life for us!
    uhuhuhuhuhuhuh!
    Its the hard knock life for us!
    Ahh Prosecco!
    My Mojito!
    A couple of socialist gospeller bi-otches on our blog!
    Why not?

    Now I gotta bust a move!
    Drop down and get a grove!
    Feelin fine (apart from me spine).
    gotta rightwing crew!
    Inspector too!

    So until then I’ll speak my mind!
    Shizzle my nizzle ya’ll commies!
    This is a Shoutout to Dodo the hot hack
    You all met him! Yeah, that’s Happy Jack!
    Well I met him/them..
    on the blog *Chuckles*

    Yeah Raheem Sterling…Stick that in your shisha and smoke it!
    Yah I said shisha!!! *Guffaws*

    • Politically__Incorrect

      Nice one Blowers. We’ll look forward to hearing you sing it on the X-Factor

      • Old Blowers

        Will do it if you are my Mini B. *mwahahaha, muwhahaha, muahahaha, buahahaha, bwuhuhuhaha* Raises little finger to lip!!

  • Phil R

    Peter Hichens shows us just how much DC and Corbyn have in common

    The CP and Corbyn still have much in common

    • Politically__Incorrect

      ..and corbyn has even more in common with the CCCP

  • Politically__Incorrect

    Was it the prayer wot done it? I doubt it YG. I find the whole Jeremy (Uncle Joe) Corbyn thing is a reflection of this country’s state of moral confusion. Why have some many left-wingers abandoned the progressive, right-on, pro-EU, focu-group-driven luvvies of the Labour party in favour of a stereotypical, cloth cap, regrressive, kill the rich, socialist? Although I jest, I think it is a serious question. My own theory is that voters are looking for clarity, and one way of doing that is to revert to old ideals which everybody recognises. One wonders if the Tories would ever go back to their roots too.

    I think those on the Right who have welcomed the Corbyn phenomenom as the final nail in Labour’s coffin have been misguided. Corbyn is now only a few lost Tory by-elections away from being PM. I am also not fooled by his quiet laid-back style. This guy is a rabid socialist, so far out on the left wing that until now nobody noticed him. Give him the reins of power and we will all see just how intolerant this man will be.

    • IanCad

      And, exactly why we need a clear-out of the Conservative leadership.
      There must be some within the party who can think for themselves and have, as their guiding principle, the restoration of the liberties this land once so proudly extolled.

    • dannybhoy

      ” Jeremy (Uncle Joe)”
      Excellent! In line with someone’s quote the other day about Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s story about not being the first to stop clapping..

  • bluedog

    Your Grace, your communicant believes he has cracked the Corbyn Code and can disclose that the Corbyn Disloyal Opposition will be a Tony Benn tribute act. Corbyn waved a Tony Benn tea-towel at his investiture which was taken as a harmless eccentricity. It wasn’t it was a signal of intent, arguably confirmed by the rumoured appointment of Hilary Benn as shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. A trip to Wikipedia to look through the life and times of Tony Benn may be important. Think Meriden Co-op and other disastrous exercises in worker participation, tax-payer financed of course; it all lies ahead.

    Of extreme danger to the Eurosceptic Right of the Conservative Party is that Benn strongly opposed the EU. It follows that Corbyn will seek to embarrass Cameron and split the Conservatives by trying to form an alliance with this grouping, presumably at a price, with regard to the forthcoming referendum.

    • IanCad

      A very astute post bluedog.

      • bluedog

        Thanks, IanCad. Another potential parallel to help in evaluating Corbyn is Alex Salmond. Because Salmond’s objectives were the antithesis of everything that Unionist politicians stood for, Salmond was able to wrong-foot Cameron et al. for a very long time during the indyref campaign. Cameron & Co simply couldn’t put themselves in Salmond’s shoes and think like he does. The risk is that Corbyn will play similar tricks, advised by Salmond without doubt.

    • Old Blowers

      Indeed Bluedog but from what I gather, Jezza voted against ECC in 1975 vote so It’s not a u turn but a confirmation of intent. If he does have principles, as others claim, then he must vote for out? Much to the extreme embarrassment of the Labour party…let the good times roll..*whoa hey*

      Blowers

      • carl jacobs

        Blowers?!!!

      • Welcome back, Blowers.

  • CliveM

    “Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.”

    Looks like it also applies to a political party.

  • HedgehogFive

    Those in the performing arts should look back and see how free their fellow artists were behind the Iron Curtain.

  • Inspector General

    The Inspectorate wonders who will be the first Labour MP to shake off the usurper’s hold on them and sit as an Independent Labour. Suggestions welcome, chaps…

    • CliveM

      The main negative over this is that the Lib Dems may get a few additional MP’s