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He’s in so much trouble.

Jeremy Corbyn tells Commons he did not call May a ‘stupid woman’ – Politics live (The Guardian)

The irresistible spread of ‘Oh Jeremy Corbyn‘ to the chorus of Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes.


How The Labour Chant Started (The Guardian)

Meanwhile: Labour ‘gains 150,000 new members’ as Jeremy Corbyn prepares for new election battle (Independent.co.uk)


Dan O’Brien

Dan O’Brien.

The seer of the Indo.

His prophecies are legendary.

 Jeremy Corbyn’s election [to leader of the UK Labour Party] matters much less than the hoopla would suggest: he won’t be leader for very long and will never become prime minister. As he will never get to implement the policies he espouses, he is much less relevant than the British media’s blanket coverage of his every utterance would suggest…

There are many reasons why he will quit or be ousted within a few years. Among the most important is that he will not be able to win over even a decent sized minority of his parliamentary Labour party…

….All this will quickly lead to chaos. Conflicting signals will confuse and frighten voters. Infighting and ineffectiveness will alienate others. Labour’s poll ratings will tank: later if Corbyn gets a novelty-factor bounce; sooner if he doesn’t…

How does he do it?

Corbyn will never win power, but he could still be disastrous for Ireland (Dan O’Brien, Irish Independent, September 17, 2015)

Previously: Calling It

Dan’s Inferno

Pic via Irish Independent

They salute him.

Ahead of Thursday’s British general Election…

The latest cover of metal magazine Kerrang! featuring UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (centre) with Architects frontman Sam Carter (right) and Creeper singer Will Gould.

*devil horn sign*


The lines track the weighted average of recent UK national polls.The points represent the vote intention percentages given by each pollster to each political party, representing in this way a variable showing the margin of error.

IBTimes UK has calculated a weighted average from the eight biggest UK pollsters, showing the Conservatives leading by 6 percentage points over Labour.


Ultimate Poll of Polls (IB Times)


Compared to the buffet of neo-liberal homogeneity that we chewed through in 2015, the possibility of voting for a politician that offers change seems oddly exotic.

Jeremy Corbyn has somehow been in politics for decades with his integrity perfectly preserved, like his much derided beard has functioned as hairy formaldehyde for his principles.

Theresa May has chosen to make this election about ‘personality’ rather than principles, which seems increasingly unwise.

The delirious sycophant that had her ear when they were plotting this smash ‘n’ grab clearly saw Theresa as some kind of female Freddie Mercury set to dazzle voters from the podium rather than a vindictive librarian drawn by Quentin Blake.


Jeremy Corbyn Won’t Be Perfect, But He Has The Qualities I Want In A Strong And Stable Leader (Russell Brand, Huffington Post)


Listen here

Paul Mason?

Emma Barnett?


“…I would like to take a moment to speak to our soldiers on the streets of Britain. You are doing your duty as you have done so many times before.

I want to assure you that, under my leadership, you will only be deployed abroad when there is a clear need and only when there is a plan and you have the resources to do your job to secure an outcome that delivers lasting peace.

That is my commitment to our armed services.

This is my commitment to our country. I want the solidarity, humanity and compassion that we have seen on the streets of Manchester this week to be the values that guide our government. There can be no love of country if there is neglect or disregard for its people.

No government can prevent every terrorist attack. If an individual is determined enough and callous enough, sometimes they will get through.

But the responsibility of government is to minimise that chance, to ensure the police have the resources they need, that our foreign policy reduces rather than increases the threat to this country, and that at home we never surrender the freedoms we have won, and that terrorists are so determined to take away.

Too often government has got it wrong on all three counts and insecurity is growing as a result. Whoever you decide should lead the next government must do better.”

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn this morning.


Pic: Sky News


Ah here.

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

“You loved me as a loser, but now you’re worried that I just might win” – Leonard Cohen

On Your Unsuitability for High Office

for Jeremy Corbyn

The minute they realise
you might succeed in changing
more than the occasional
light bulb in the new
old community centre,
where the anti-apartheid
meetings used to happen;

the late Lord Lambton
climbs out from between
two prostitutes and into
the next available issue
of the Daily Express
to urge votes for anyone
but you; Earl Haig

gets up from his grave
to bang the table and tell us
you’ve not successfully
organised enough death
to properly understand
Britain’s defence needs
in the twenty first century.

The Telegraph mutters
into its whiskers about your lack
of experience – how you never once
so much as successfully destroyed a bank;
as former comedians gather
in darkest Norwich and Lincolnshire
to speak of your beige zip-up jackets.

LBC Radio exclusively reveals your plan
to give each failed asylum seeker,
and anyone who’s ever
taken an axe to a child,
their own seat in
the House of Lords;

the same day, The Spectator
gives retired General
Franco space to expose your
long term associations
with known vegetarians
and Mexican importers
of fair trade coffee.

While on Radio Four’s Women’s Hour
the former editor of the News of The World
and Dame Myra Hindley agree:
the last thing this country needs
right now is you.


(Pic: REUTERS, Peter Nicholls)