Following the death of the old labour MP for Oldham, we are faced with another by-election in one of the old northern towns. One of the places where it is traditionally said that you could stick a red rosette (so labour) on a pig and get it elected. Moron voters vote tribally. Immigrants vote gimmegrant (labour). For validation of this phenomenon you might look up Prescott, Abbot or Brown. Or Corbyn
We have the widely regarded as unelectable Jeremy ‘throwback to the seventies class warrior’ Corbyn ‘leading’ the labourites. A Worzel Gummidge figure widely beloved of the loony left. Disliked by the vast majority of the labour members of parliament (MPs). He has rebelled against the labour leadership habitually for the last three decades, now that he’s ‘leader’ (stop laughing at the back) he’s having to appeal to the labour minions directly, so that they blackmail their MPs to follow his lead. The tears roll down my leg, I’m laughing that hard.
His latest debacle is over the proposed bombing of IS in Syria. He’s a pacifist milksop (that I happen to agree with on this specific issue) that doesn’t want to join in the bombing in Syria. Most of his Shadow Cabinet (loosely seen as the mirror to the government ministers) are, for some bizarre reason, keen to get in on the bombing of one set of enemies of democracy (and us) in support of another set of enemies of us. He’s just caved and will let them vote according to their own ‘consciences’ as opposed to being whipped to vote the party line. He’s given up on getting the MPs to follow his lead, however, his minions will be looking to deselect those treacherous MPs before the next election (if he gets there, or even if he doesn’t – the local branches are now stuffed with lefties looking to hijack the party).
The Labour party is NOT splitting…it’s disintegrating. It has bent over, grabbed its own ankles and fucked itself…with vigour…it really is that serious.
Latest bookies figures this lunchtime is
UKIP 39% ( <- the challengers)
Tories 13% ( <– so no chance)
Even allowing for the traditional 200+% turnout of the postal votes for Labour, things are tight. (I believe that USites see the same phenomenon with democrats)
Weather is predicted to be bad, this favours the right traditionally. This isn’t a left v right election…so it’s going to be interesting. Some labourites might vote UKIP just to get Jezza out. The party might well then detonate. The party’s new (hijacking) members frigging love the loony lefty Jezza. They will explode if he’s binned. Bwahahaha
Here’s hoping (in a parody of a traditional Tory line) that the Tories don’t split the UKIP vote.