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Death By Corbyn---New Labour Leader

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I despise all of the candidates, and as one of them is likely to be our next Prime Minister, I consider it a lose-lose result for me.

I sincerely doubt that! The tories will be in power for at least a decade.

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It's almost as if we have no left wing parties in the UK....

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Bookies giving odds of 9/1

£1 pays £9

Precisely, he's no chance. Meanwhile the Tories are praying for another indulgent choice by the faithful for the faithful like the Milibot.

Tories know they will be struggling if Liz Kendal gets in come 2020, attractive, centrist, not a deficit denier. They are praying for Burnham, but Mrs Balls would be almost as useful to them.

The suicidal nature of the left wing nutters that actually vote knows no bounds... the second to the left political quartile from 25-50% that actual decide the election don't count (I'd include myself in that, I did vote Labour in 2010). So go on you f%%king idiots do your worst and elect Burnham...Milibot mark 2.

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Isn't it kind of a 2x2 choice? Burper/Coonham from the old guard of the Blair/Brown era, or casting off that baggage with Cordal/Kenbyn.

Does anybody have the faintest idea what Andy Burnham is talking about. I'm not talking a translation of his Northern vowels, just this political speak that comes out of his lips

The £3 might be wasted on a no hoper like Corbyn, but Burnham comes across as a real liability and a bit of an ass (in the footsteps of the Milibot) for any Tory wanting a punt.

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Corbyn is an old fart...unless the tories put in another old fart again like Michael Howard, they would be a shoe in.

The British electorate, like the american one, doesnt like old farts as leader (especially bald old farts with bad teeth)

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Telegraph: Jeremy Corbyn leaps into second place in race for Labour leadership supporters

A left-wing Labour MP has surged into second place as the activist's choice for party leader.

Jeremy Corbyn, who is backed by the unions, is increasingly seen as a major player after pulling into second behind Andy Burnham.

The increasing support for Mr Corbyn will fuel speculation that he will have to be offered a shadow cabinet role by whoever wins.

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Heh heh heh.

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I'm starting to think he might actually be able to win it. If you add in a few thousand Tories signing up just to vote for him along with the Unite members likely strong support plus the Guardianista trot-brigade, he might just get over the line first. It would be possibly the funniest political moment I'd ever seen - a moment of true beauty and perfect irony in fact. The only thing that would be funnier would be Farage somehow contriving to be elected Tory leader.

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The stupidity of the Labour faithful knows no bounds, do they not want power, current leader board.......

(1) Burnham.....a liability

(2) Corbyn........general election defeat a certainty

(3) Cooper....... less of a liability than Burnham but a liability all the same.

(4) Kendal........would make things very tough for the Tories in 2020

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The stupidity of the Labour faithful knows no bounds, do they not want power, current leader board.......

(1) Burnham.....a liability

(2) Corbyn........general election defeat a certainty

(3) Cooper....... less of a liability than Burnham but a liability all the same.

(4) Kendal........would make things very tough for the Tories in 2020

The reason people like Kendal is ignorance. We haven't seen enough of her to dislike her. It's just possible but not very likely that lack of dislike could survive four years as party leader.

Anyway, can Labour stomach a woman for leader? In theory they'd love it, but this is hot-air-central we're talking about.

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The reason people like Kendal is ignorance. We haven't seen enough of her to dislike her. It's just possible but not very likely that lack of dislike could survive four years as party leader.

Anyway, can Labour stomach a woman for leader? In theory they'd love it, but this is hot-air-central we're talking about.

Numerous leaders of both Labour and Conservatives fit exactly that profile of being the least disliked, rather than the most liked. Miliband and Major to name but two.

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Numerous leaders of both Labour and Conservatives fit exactly that profile of being the least disliked, rather than the most liked. Miliband and Major to name but two.

Fair comment, and isn't Cameron another?

My unspoken premise was that there's a difference between the general public (many of whom think Kendal looks good - as hinted at by comments in this thread) and the Labour party (who appear not to if she's trailing their popularity contest).

I shall reserve judgement.

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Would be great if Corbyn won, not because I am a fan, but so the voters have a clear choice between political philosophies they are voting for.

Not much point having one party politically centre and the other a smidgen to the right. (Or is it one party politically centre and the other a smidgen to the left?)

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I'm starting to think he might actually be able to win it. If you add in a few thousand Tories signing up just to vote for him along with the Unite members likely strong support plus the Guardianista trot-brigade, he might just get over the line first. It would be possibly the funniest political moment I'd ever seen - a moment of true beauty and perfect irony in fact. The only thing that would be funnier would be Farage somehow contriving to be elected Tory leader.

A socialist in charge of the Labour Party? That wouldn't do at all ...

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The reason people like Kendal is ignorance. We haven't seen enough of her to dislike her. It's just possible but not very likely that lack of dislike could survive four years as party leader.

Anyway, can Labour stomach a woman for leader? In theory they'd love it, but this is hot-air-central we're talking about.

Well it helps if they look reasonably presentable and normal from the off...clearly Blair is the only recent leader that applied to, even if he later morphed into something a bit fanatical and mad in the mould of Thatcher. Foot, Kinnoch and Miliband were clear liabilities and I was very out spoken about Miliband on here in 2010 referring to him as beyond geek and more gonk.

Burnham, the favourite, is a clear liability. He has this ability to talk for ages without actually saying anything or anybody having the faintest idea what he is ranting on about in his strange political speak. And Corbyn is going out of his way to be unelectable even sporting the Lenin hat and using dated terms like comrades...enough to put the frighteners on all but the extreme left of the electorate. Worcester Woman will not be impressed.

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