posted by [identity profile] strongtrousers.livejournal.com at 12:51pm on 13/09/2016
The more I see of Smith the less I like him. I can see nothing to suggest that the reasonably leftish tone he's currently taking is anything more than expediency to catch the prevailing mood of the party. I want to see a government based on social justice and that is simply not going to happen if the Labour Party is led by a sexist xenophobe privatisation lobbyist. The PLP's immediate and complete refusal to work with Corbyn is far more to blame for Labour's current problems than Corbyn's weaknesses. Yes I'd like to see Corbyn take a stronger line on the EU but I think Corbyn has a better chance of scuppering the worst excesses of Brexitism by strongly challenging the detail than Smith does by taking an all-or-nothing approach.
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posted by [personal profile] hooloovoo_42 at 04:12pm on 13/09/2016
I'd just like to see Corbyn do *anything* strongly, instead of standing around like a wet weekend and not really doing much at all. That's not opposition, that's obstruction - to his own party as much as the government.

Until there's a leader the MPs can get behind (and I just wish they would get behind their leader, as they failed miserably to do so with Ed), Labour will be worse than useless as either opposition or party in general.

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