Yorkshire MPs react to Corbyn’s victory

HULL EAST MP Karl Turner has warned Jeremy Corbyn he still has work to do to win over the party and country after seeing off a leadership challenge.

Mr Corbyn’s victory with 61.8 per cent of the vote today leaves Labour MPs, the majority of whom have previously expressed no confidence in his leadership, facing tough choices over what they do next.

Mr Turner quit his role as shadow attorney general in June amid the wave of resignations from Mr Corbyn’s team which ultimately led to the leadership challenge.

Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/yorkshire-mps-react-to-corbyn-s-victory-1-8144887

David Blunkett: Democracy at stake in struggle for Labour’s future

TODAY is D-Day for the Labour Party. The day the final figures are announced for the leadership contest between Jeremy Corbyn and his challenger Owen Smith.

This is, however, a matter of concern for all those committed to a vibrant and working parliamentary democracy. Underpinned by participation but driven by an understanding of who makes the decisions and for whom.

In the days ahead, it will be critical to avoid knee-jerk reactions. No frenetic pronouncements or ill thought through resolutions. Instead, a time to reflect to think through the implications of the outcome and above all to recognise that we are not just talking about the future of the Labour Party or even of social democracy in this country, but of the operation of our Parliamentary democracy itself.

Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/david-blunkett-democracy-at-stake-in-struggle-for-labour-s-future-1-8144059

27 thoughts on “Yorkshire MPs react to Corbyn’s victory

  1. So this is the new thing. The losers of the vote tell the winners what they have to do. Why not go the whole hog like the remaniacs and just say Corbyn won on lies, his supporters were too stupid to understand and the MPs should treat the vote as advisory and ignore it. Job done.

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  2. The Tories are laughing all the way to the polling booth – an opposition party who thinks that elections are won by their party followers.
    The poor sods don’t even realise that Coryn is even a worse disaster than Michael Foot, and that’s a hard act to beat.
    And talking about actors, look at the clown whom they have given a safe seat to in Batley.
    baaa baaa baaaa

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    • I’m no fan of Corbyn but Smith would have even less chance of winning back ex Labour voters like me. I don’t appreciate him playing mystic Meg and divining my (apparently disreputable) motives for daring to disagree with him on the EU. Or saying he will override the popular will on the EU and even the Euro and Schengen. Nor his pathetic attempt to steal votes from Corbyn by being even sillier about Islamic extremism. Nor yet his patent insincerity. I could go on. Corbyn looks like a statesman by comparison.

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      • ” Corbyn looks like a statesman by comparison.”

        No, Corbyn looks and talks like the man every non-leftie voter likes to hate, and I’m sorry to tell you that they are the ones that vote in governments and decide marginals.
        Corbyn is last centuries 60’s man and everyone but brainwashed idiots know it.
        The Tories love him – that’s why they give all the rope he needs to hang himself and put the Labour Party underground – in both senses of the word.

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        • Well I did say that I don’t vote Labour but I see you say non leftie voter rather than non Labour. My roots are in the left though I rarely define myself as left nowadays due to the takeover by PC cultists. I fell out with my own mother over her vote for Corbyn first time round mainly due to his stance on Hamas (which he has since apologised for).
          But this time I urged her to vote Corbyn as he is a democrat, which Owen Smith isn’t. The British people have an ingrained sense of fair play and rerunning a vote till you get your own way and then (in Smiths ideal scenario – Norway option vs EU membership) disenfranchising half the country would offend that sense. British people would never have voted for Owen Smith. And yes they won’t vote for Corbyn either but I at least can respect him, I have nothing but contempt for Smith. If you are one of those Labour members calling for a second referendum you can’t chide Corbyn as a vote loser. No anti democratic party has ever won a significant vote in the UK.

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  3. Its turner and his treacherous plp cronies that need to repent at their sheer self indulgence at members expense.

    They have thrown a great opportunity to take the fight to the divided tories instead of this futile and unnecessary re election and undermine the members who they rely on for their jobs and expenses.

    Well done Jeremy.

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  4. A-ALL local councillors and MPs to publicly declare whether they supported Corbyn or not.
    If they refuse, they are deselected and in any case publicly shamed
    B-All those who did not support Corbyn to offer up their position in a resignation letter
    If they refuse, they are deselected and in any case publicly shamed
    If they comply, their local members decide whether or not to accept their resignation
    The result, whatever it made be, is made public., as is the deciding meeting minutes.
    C-ALL those that remain sign a public declaration that they will not engage in any activity, direct or indirect, personally or by proxy, that would undermine Corbyn.
    If they refuse, they are deselected, and in any case publicly shamed.
    Of course, the above steps would not be necessary if all our local councillors, MPs ( and ex-MPs ) had even the slightest hint of honesty, decency, loyalty or integrity.

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      • “thought correction” is for the likes of Common Purpose. MPs are elected to work for US, so how do we know whether they are obeying their oath unless we can see if their votes express the wishes of those who voted them into power? Those who voted against Corbyn have the opportunity to redeem themselves – their choice – to get out voluntarily with dignity or be thrown out. One fatal flaw of nulabor was that they became self-serving.

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        • Oh how sad …. you have been watching those clowns on the UKColumn have you ?
          No “thought correction” is what the trotskyite Left promotes – look at the mindless indoctrinates that follow them with their Socialist Workers party rent-a-sheep and the absurd UAF – Unite Against Fascism ( i.e. Unite Against Freedom ).
          Corbyn and his ilk are the enemies of the working class with their victim-oriented mentality, their corrupt cronyism and hypocrisy, spouting forth Newspeak while they feather their own nests.
          Corbyn is a champagne socialist – never had a real job and brought up with a prep-school education in rural England. The Labour Party was in the water from the moment they elected this loser to be leader. he will certainly lead labour – straight into oblivion.
          YOU are the one who is being conned, not me, by this old-school New Liebore

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        • Dear Tom and All, – Many of the diverse opinions and comments contribute to the discussion. Let’s keep it that way. Getting personal does not help to promote the principles. There are many contributors to these pages whose opinions are not shared, but that does not justify making personal attacks. Let’s keep to the point, not personality – something that Corbyn advised in his victory speech when suggesting that all now work together towards a common goal. One point I made was that if elected representatives cannot work towards that goal they should make way, or be made to make way, to those who sincerely have the interest of their party and respect the voters who elected them.

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    • @pleasant.
      In your fantasy world dissent is not allowed nor is freedom of thought and speech?
      Why should Labour MP’s be denied the secrecy of the ballot box?

      What you posted is ‘Every Labour MP who does not support Corbyn should be deselected’
      Have you been taking lessons from Kim Jong Un?

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      • Dear 1Joseph and All, – Many of the diverse opinions and comments contribute to the discussion. Let’s keep it that way. Getting personal does not help to promote the principles. There are many contributors to these pages whose opinions are not shared, but that does not justify making personal attacks. Let’s keep to the point, not personality – something that Corbyn advised in his victory speech when suggesting that all now work together towards a common goal. One point I made was that if elected representatives cannot work towards that goal they should make way, or be made to make way, to those who sincerely have the interest of their party and respect the voters who elected them. Perhaps, as a democratic exercise, elected representatives could ask their electorate their opinion before voting on an issue, then reflecting the consensus when voting within their respective executive structures, whether parliament or local authority, and whether in London or Rotherham or Pyongyang.

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  5. People keep saying Corbyn is “unelectable” – but a huge swathe of the Labour party membership have “elected” him twice over (not all of them can be Trot entryist so the vast majority must be decent ordinary people). He just needs to persuade a lot more decent ordinary people that his policies are fair, workable and inclusive (ditch the mad foreign policy stuff and wholeheartedly support Brexit for starters) – the MPs who, until now, had no confidence in him need to shut up now, get behind him, thrash out a platform that is half decent and work like crazy to put it over to the electorate. If they cannot honestly do that they need to have the guts to leave (I suspect most wont because of their salaries and perks and they may not know a real job if it ran them over). Jezza can easily find 170 people of integrity to replace them. There is, at last, the chance of clear red water between Labour and the Tories and Labour getting back to the people and ending it’s fatal dalliance with elitism.

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  6. ” a huge swathe of the Labour party membership have “elected” him twice over”
    So what ? They a tiny fraction of the total electorate.
    Don’t delude yourself.
    The Corbynosaurus is electorally extinct.

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  7. Jeremy Corbyn: most Labour MPs should not fear deselection (Guardian headline)

    I understand that top of the list is the Wentworth MP, while at the moment this is only tap room (old Labour meeting place) chatter the statement from Corbyn is giving a growing number of members ideas on how best to remove him, maybe the changes to the Yorkshire constituencies will provide the ideal smoke screen.

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    • Healeys does not deserve to be allowed back. He is damaged goods. He is disloyal and has a poor lack of judgement.

      First blairite then brownite.
      Nu labour then centric or centre right?

      His poor voting record and being just a follower and playing to gallery.
      Lacks guts.

      He resigns from cabinet and joins the coup. Then like many tries to dictate to the members when corbyn is re elected for the 2nd tine in 12 months by a country mile. Hes lucky to be still a MP.

      The fact is the cabinet replacements whether foreign affairs, treasury, education, health, housing and others have far surpassed the previous incumbants. With fire in their bellies to stand up for public.

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  8. “to those who sincerely have the interest of their party and respect the voters who elected them”
    Not all Labour party voters agree 100% with everything their local MP says when he/she is promoting the manifesto.
    100’s of Labour wards voted for Leave in the referendum, that means their MP does not represent their views. Would you recommend deselection for MP’s who voted and agreed for continued membership of the EU in opposition to the people in their constituency who voted against?

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    • Its what they do now that matters. Perhaps, as a democratic exercise, elected representatives could ask their electorate their opinion before voting on an issue, then reflecting the consensus when voting within their respective executive structures, whether parliament or local authority.

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      • ‘elected representatives could ask their electorate their opinion’.
        Politics does not work like that. If a political party in the HoC issues a 3 line whip ie: You WILL attend and vote as directed by the party then irrespective of what the MP’s constituents say or want Mr/Mrs/Ms. MP will obey the party. Or risk his/her future political career.

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  9. Heidi Alexander on sunday politics.

    Concede to our demands or we not coming back.

    First treachery and coups now blackmail with more contempt to voters and members.

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  10. Personally I don’t give a damn what happens to Labour, they have been irrelevant for ages. I can see what happen to them in Scotland, repeating itself in England and Wales. I used to vote for them out of loyality to the working class, but suddenly woke up and saw them for what they really was. Another cliche of elitist arseholes who only care about themselves.

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