Saturday, 27 May 2017

Agree with Corbyn then probably don't vote Labour.

For the first time since I started voting at eighteen Labour have a leader who I agree with on many issues.

Except for his Unionism of course . Jeremy Corbyn refusal to support a second Scottish Referendum betrays a somewhat lack of understanding  of the whole devolution issue. Indeed i find myself struggling  to find what his views  are and suspect it does nor register  with his insular leftism which oddly makes the statesmen 

"I am not a nationalist, I'm an internationalist"
Still I an tin total agreement with him on linking the recent Terrorist Attacks with British Foreign policy

An informed understanding of the causes of terrorism is an essential part of an effective response that will protect the security of our people, that fights rather than fuels terrorism.
many experts, including professionals in our intelligence and security services, have pointed out the connections between wars that we have been involved in, or supported, or fought, in other countries and terrorism here at home".
"That assessment in no way reduces the guilt of those who attack our children.
"Those terrorists will forever be reviled and implacably held to account for their actions.
"The blame is with the terrorists, but if we are to protect our people we must be honest about what threatens our security."

He said the causes 

"certainly cannot be reduced to foreign policy decisions alone" and said the prison system, where a "subculture of often suicidal violence" had developed among some young men, was also in need of "resources and reform".

You can read his full speech here , It is important as  his opponents try and misinterpret  him or arue that this is not the time to speak the truth 

Speaking on a BBC Wales Ask the Leader programme in Ebbw Vale on Friday, Welsh Leader Carwyn Jones said of Mr Corbyn's proposal:
 "There'll come a time for considering that, but that's not the time this evening.
"Bluntly, these people they will hate us whatever we do, no matter what we do.
"If we do nothing at all, if we don't get involved in any military conflict, they will still try and cause harm and death to us.
"The only way of dealing with them is to have the right level of intelligence to make sure that, as Jeremy Corbyn said, that their supply of weapons is cut off, that their money supply is cut off, to remove the means where they can cause such destruction.
"There is no room for negotiation with these people, they will never ever accept anything other than what they want, and that is something we can never accept."
Which is a misinterpretation of Corbyn's speech  coming from a supposed ally 

Even if he was to become Prime Minister.How many Labour Politicians are going to be brave enough to stand with Jeremy Corburn  and defy our lying smearing media from the BBC to the Sun and Mail?

Precious few indeed PM Corbyn would have to look across the chamber for SNP, Plaid and Green (and some Lib Dem) support.

That's the dilemma of those who support Corbyn , they may think that voting Labour will back him , but they could be electing a Labour MP who believes their first task would be to remove their leader even if he won and was Prime Minister.

I am lucky in that i don't have to even consider it . My Labour Candidate id Owen Smith who has already challenged Jeremy Corbyn and even if I was not intending to vote for Plaid's Fflur Haf , I would think more than twice about voting for Mr Corbyn.

Indeed if you support much of Jeremy's stance take a look to see if he's on your Labour Candidate electoral address. If not I would suggest you would be better off voting Plaid ,SNP or Green a real progressive alliance.

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely. The Labour Party n Scotland is a cesspit of stupidity, but Corbyn accepts their interpretation. He's a good guy, but Islington bubble.