Corbyn (May, June)

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#1

Literally every person i know bar one says they’re voting for him. The support at rallies is massive. The mood online seems almost unanimously anti-Tory. What giveth? Why can he absolutly not win?

(I know there’s a GE thread, but it’ll basically be 2,700 posts of asita talking to himself).

Please stick to the sole rule of Corbsta threads - all replies 50 words or less. Ta.


#2

Old people love voting Tory


#3

Because none of those are representative of the voting public


#4

He, and this manifesto, probably would’ve won in 2015. Only thing keeping him out is UKIP collapsing and the press being more immoral than ever.


#5

Of course they do. I’m not talking three or four lads down the King’s Head + Jean here, pal. It’s a pretty reasonable field of people of different ages, incomes, class, backgrounds and locations, and Jean.


#6

…and his pretty strange stance on Brexit, surely?

I do think the media have done their best to slap him down, which i might understand in the cases of the Murdoch-owned ones, but the lefty written press gave him a horrible time inbetween getting him elected as party leader and…May’s snap election announcement.


#7

Gap down to 9% now


#8

could say the electorate Can’t Stand May Now


#9

my mam fucking loves jez

if any of you have got some spare bunce you could donate it to your local labour party.


#10

i didn’t know that that link would say i donated btw. sounds a bit showoff. it’s just the link to the donation page.

but i did and you should if you can too


#11

I think he’s brilliant but worry that’s just going to add to the crushing disappointment when it’s a Tory landslide. On a personal level, i’ve never felt so engaged and passionate about politics, so that’s good, and i’ve noticed a similar feeling amongst people I know.

Assuming things go as expected, I just hope Labour do well enough that they stick with providing an alternative and we don’t have to revert back to pre-Corbyn politics where every candidate is exactly the fucking same.


#12

Reckon he should join forces with Unilad next


#13

it’s obviously not a good parallel but i’ve been impressed with how the left people in america have picked up the democratic party’s shit after they lost. i hope a loss here doesn’t turn people away from the local organising they’re involved with, and yeah that it’s not so devastating we let the squids in labour take everything that’s worthwhile in this and sell it as naive.


#14

is he not just trying to shore up his core vote at this stage to avoid having to go because ‘well I may have lost 50+ seats but the vote share!!!’


#15

genuinely starting to feel mildly optimistic now


#16

You’re beginning to think that the LibDems will get over 10% of the vote?


#17

The LibDems? I don’t care about them anymore.


#18

(although let’s be fucking honest, some of their current policies are bloody tempting (EU, weed))


#19


#20

Bloody Andi, never buys his own food.