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    Corwyn Shakes Up Great Britain

    I read something about an Ultra-Left-Winger getting elected to a high post in the U.K. Apparently, nobody saw it coming. The article was divided:

    On the one hand, it seems the disenchanted and disenfranchised youth demographic voted for him. I like that.

    On the other hand, apparently he's so left wing that his party has almost no chance against the in-power conservatives. I don't like that.

    Have I got that right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_ View Post
    I read something about an Ultra-Left-Winger getting elected to a high post in the U.K. Apparently, nobody saw it coming. The article was divided:

    On the one hand, it seems the disenchanted and disenfranchised youth demographic voted for him. I like that.

    On the other hand, apparently he's so left wing that his party has almost no chance against the in-power conservatives. I don't like that.

    Have I got that right?
    Very nearly, but his name is Corbyn.
    He has a whole thread devoted to him on here, he is my latest hero.
    The right wing are desperately trying to obamarite or possibly barackasize him, basically making him appear like a left wing nutter.
    Todays headlines in what is jokingly called a newspaper The Sun
    His Policies
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: Corwyn Shakes Up Great Britain

    He's a Socialist, God forbid. I know that has different connotations in the US and more likely to bring on palpitations. Its a rebellion against the movement of the Blairites of the past, dragging the traditionally left Labour Party to just left of the Tories...just.

    I support it, generally but have reservations on the damage the Unions could mete out before the next General Election. That would just play into the Tories hands.

    It's going to be hard enough fighting the mostly right wing press. Corbyn cant blink now without Murdochs Army finding something to headline. Mostly lies and out of context soundbites but its still damaging
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    Re: Corwyn Shakes Up Great Britain

    When the Murdoch press goes after him, you know he's got to be doing something right.

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    Re: Corwyn Shakes Up Great Britain

    Quote Originally Posted by FourPart View Post
    When the Murdoch press goes after him, you know he's got to be doing something right.
    Thing is, and I'm seeing it on Facebook, the Murdoch press is all pervasive and the general public start to believe in what they are fed in the Sun and DM.

    Ordinary reasonable people are calling him "Loony", "Dangerous", a "Traitor", all because of what they read in the tabloids
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    It's funny because I caught a piece on TV asking people seemingly random questions, such as "Do you think the railways should be publicly owned?" and people were unknowingly agreeing with Corbyn's policies.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    That's why the attacks are personal if they talk up or discuss his policies iy might backfire.

    Currently we have a party in power idealigically opposed to the nhs and want to privatise it and are doing so by the back door to prevcent riots in the streets. Actually new labour started the process which is just one of the reasons their support haemorrhaged under blair and the iraq war still annoys many people. At least corbyn has been consistent in his appraoch to things.

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    Slagging him off for being a man of principle, the Sun's headline today

    You would think nothing else happened in the world yesterday.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: Corwyn Shakes Up Great Britain

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    Slagging him off for being a man of principle, the Sun's headline today

    You would think nothing else happened in the world yesterday.
    That was the headline in most papers today, even the Independent and as you say, it diverted attention from the Tax Credit cuts
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