…And Now We Proceed To The Second Round Of the 2020 Labour Leadership Election Will We See Some Skin On The Bone

And now we proceed to the second round of nominating candidates in the 2020 Labour leadership election with Clive Lewis having withdrawn his candidacy an hour before the deadline in the first round of nominating leadership candidates expired & Emily Thornberry having managed to secure enough nominations amongst her colleagues in the Parliamentary Labour Party for her to continue with her campaign to be leader.

Just because Keir Starmer secured over double the number of nominations from Labour MPs then his nearest Labour leadership rival Rebecca Long-Bailey, don’t be fooled to think he’s odds on to be announced as Labour leader come April 4th, both in 2010 & 2015 Labour leadership contests the candidate with the largest number of nominations from Labour MPs didn’t eventually get elected as party leader, in fact in 2015 Jeremy Corbyn with barely minutes to spare managed to secure just enough nominations from Labour MPs, but it was in the second round of nominations from Constituency Labour Parties & affiliated trade unions & socialist societies where Jeremy absolutely trounced the other leadership candidates. Yes Keir Starmer has already secured the endorsement of UNISON, but you’d think that the other big union UNITE (which happens to be the union that has me as a paid up member) would be throwing its weight behind Rebecca Long-Baily considering she’s seen as the continuity Corbynism candidate & considering the support Corbyn has had from UNITE’s General Secretary Len McCluskey as well as the average rhetoric of McCluskey’s speeches, but there’s a rumour circulating that McCluskey might have UNITE back Lisa Nandy, now I don’t know if this isn’t just a rumour being put about by the mainstream news media as a means of shit stirring but if it were true I do think it would be bad (then some) for Rebecca Long-Baily’s leadership bid.

Whilst rumours circulate about whether Len McCluskey might have UNITE endorse Lisa Nandy rather then Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy herself has made a speech which has caught some media attention because in that speech she said “If we do not change course we will die & we will deserve to”, yeah okay but what the fuck does that really mean?!?! We all fucking know Labour has to change direction, but we need some fucking details from each candidate as to what direction they think Labour needs to take to be relevant & get back into government, we need skin on the bone not vague broad strokes. Keir Starmer has said he wants Labour to be as radical in opposing austerity as it has been with Jeremy Corbyn as leader though I kind of think there was some playing to the gallery in the speech he gave in which he said this & from the response of Labour members I’ve seen they’ve seriously not bought into believing what Starmer has said, Jess Phillips has said something about free universal childcare & possibly supporting a Green New Deal, but its generally the same gobshiteness with Jess Phillips as ever, yack, yack, yack, yack, bullshit yack. It’s because Jess Phillips has been all yack, yack, yack, be bitchy about Jeremy Corbyn to get attention, yack, which is why I think she’ll get zero endorsements from any trade unions & I’d be very surprised if she’ll get the required 5% of CLPs endorsing her to get onto the final ballot.

Emily Thornberry now seems to be plagiarising Jess Phillips’s ‘rubbish Corbyn & Corbynism’ act which is why I don’t think she’ll get fuck all endorsements in the second round of nominations, because though there might be a great deal of hostility in the country towards Jeremy Corbyn there’s still an awful lot of love for Jez within the party, but at least from what I know Thornberry unlike Jess Phillips isn’t trying to sign up her mates to sway the outcome of this leadership election. Remember back in 2015 the Blairite right of the party were having screaming abdabs about people signing up in their droves to support Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, remember how there was a Panorama documentary about it all being nefarious etc, yeah well Jess Phillips is now doing no different in trying to get people to sign up as Labour members or supporters so they can vote for her, now there’s nothing against the party rules in her doing so but this is gross fucking hypocrisy because as her support is coming from the Blairite right of the party who objected 5 years ago to us Corbynistas having done so, despite the fact it was Blairite right who brought in the rules on membership & voting in party elections.

It’s Almost Time Up For The Nomination Of Candidates in the 2020 Labour Leadership Election & Will Clive Lewis Make It Through To Keep Rebecca Long-Bailey True

Time is nearly up for the nomination of candidates in the 2020 Labour Party leadership election, those who have announced their candidacy have until 230pm tomorrow January 13th to get the requisite number of 22 MPs to nominate them (10% of the Parliamentary Labour Party) to then move onto the second round of nominations from Constituency Labour Parties & affiliates. As I predicted in a previous article I wrote about this Labour Party leadership election, both Clive Lewis & Emily Thornberry currently look as if they’re going to possibly come up short with the requisite number of nominations amongst the Parliamentary Labour Party, Thornberry currently has the backing of 10 MPs & Lewis the backing of only 4, I think it would particularly sad for the lefty left of Labour if Lewis isn’t able to continue contesting the Labour Party leadership election as over the past week in various media appearances he’s proven himself to have the x as in x-factor with being combatively articulate to be leader me thinks, however remember back in 2015 Jeremy Corbyn only just got over the line with the required number of nominations in that Labour leadership election & did so with minutes to spare before the nomination of candidates officially closed, so who knows what will happen tomorrow.

Ever since Emily Thornberry announced her candidacy to stand in the 2020 Labour Party leadership election, she’s just seemed to use it as an opportunity to bash & rubbish Jeremy Corbyn for everything he’s done, yeah well Jess Phillips has kind of beaten Emily to the punch on that one as she’s been continuously bashing & kicking Corbyn ever since she was elected to parliament in 2015. I’ve heard some political pundits speculate though Jess might’ve gotten the required number of nominations from parliamentary colleagues to move onto the second round of the Labour Party leadership election her leadership bid is already over as in various mainstream news media interviews she’s shown she’s all bluster not at all construction, yeah Jess is something of a gobshite that’s for damn sure but she’s kind of painting herself as something of an outsider to the rest of the candidates & remember Jeremy Corbyn did likewise in 2015, however I’ll be interested to see if she can gain the required 5% of Constituency Labour Parties (33 CLPs) to nominate her in the second round to get her name on the final leadership ballot put forward to the entire Labour membership considering all the shite she has said about Jeremy Corbyn over the past few years.

I certainly don’t want Jess Philips’s name to be on final leadership ballot even if Jess potentially being elected Labour leader would fuck Carl from Swindon (aka creepy rapey tweet man) off no end, Jess Phillips is a transphobic bigot & I’m a trans woman so definitely not in best interests if she ever comes close to being Labour leader & neither is it in best interests of Labour to also have any candidate proposing Labour becomes the ‘rejoin the EU’ party as that would definitely be committing electoral fucking suicide. Lisa Nandy might smack of being something of a red Tory & I worry just as much if she became Labour leader how much that might affect Labour’s social policy becoming a great deal more conservative, however at least she’s one Labour leadership candidate who’s a MP for a constituency in Northern England & grasps why Labour’s approach on Brexit was disastrous, unfortunately the architect of Labour’s nonsensical bullshit of a policy on Brexit presented to the electorate at GE2019 has nearly treble the nominations from MPs which Nandy or any other Labour leadership candidate has received.

Clive Lewis, Lisa Nandy, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Keir Starmer, Jess Phillips, Emily Thornberry, the current Labour leadership candidates

I really hope at the leadership hustings there’ll be over the next couple of months that a Labour Party member gets to challenge Keir Starmer from the floor about having pushed the Labour leadership into supporting a second referendum which fucked things up for Labour in its traditional heartlands or that Keir Starmer has hired Blairite Matt Pound to help run his leadership campaign somebody who has been the head of the Corbynsceptic group Labour First who’ve done nothing other then undermine the Labour leadership over the past few years. More of importance there are still questions surrounding actions Starmer took in defending various police shootings during his tenure as the head of the Crown Prosecution Service, but I doubt anything that pertinent will be permitted to be asked of Starmer during any Labour Party leadership election hustings.

One reason I kind of want Clive Lewis to remain contesting the 2020 Labour Party leadership election is to keep Rebecca Long-Bailey to the lefty left, but one has to ask again where the heck is Rebecca Long-Bailey because despite Unite & Momentum putting their weight behind her being the candidate of the lefty left, the continuity Corbynism candidate, her media profile has so far been negligible in regards to the Labour leadership election, I mean from what I’ve seen she doesn’t even have a campaign website unlike all the other candidates including those who won’t be getting through tomorrow’s first round of nominations, for fucks sake it feels as if her leadership hasn’t even gotten off the staring blocks & its all very worrying & foreboding for any of us redder then red socialists. I didn’t expect Rebecca Long-Bailey’s Labour leadership campaign to catch fire in the same way as there was with Corbynmania during the 2015 Labour leadership election, but it does need some kind of spark because right now there feels to be no razzle-dazzle to her leadership bid what-so-ever to help activists fired up in getting behind Rebecca & carry her onwards to the Labour leadership throne, somebody in her campaign team really ought to be seeing to igniting that spark & do so pronto.

A Bonafide TERF Has Entered The Labour Leadership Election But Where Is Rebecca Long-Bailey?

Honor Cohen is former Co-Chair of LGBT Labour & like myself she’s both LGBTQ & Jewish, but unlike myself she’s one of those Blairite Jews who’s spent the past 5yrs bitching about Jeremy Corbyn being an antisemitic bigot despite Jeremy Corbyn having never endorsed any antisemitic group advocating hatred of Jews for being Jews, yet she’s now supporting Jess Phillips to takeover from Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader despite it being pointed by the likes of me that Jess has been endorsing WPUK a transphobic hate group encouraging hatred of trans women for simply being trans women. Honor Cohen & her Blairite chums refuse to acknowledge WPUK are a transphobic hate group who seek to eradicate all trans people from the surface of the earth, in fact they thought WPUK had legitimate arguments & grievances concerning trans women, rrrright so by that same logic would it then be legitimate for antisemitic bigots to want to debate whether Hitler had a point about hating & wanting to kill us Jews, oh weird ain’t it how people can have a blind spot when the shoe is on the other foot, actually what Honor & her Blairite chums prove is they don’t give a shit about intolerance, bigotry & intolerance when its all about them winning that’s at stake.

So indeed Jess Phillips has now officially entered the Labour leadership race & so has Lisa Nandy & Keir Starmer, joining Clive Lewis & Emily Thornberry who declared their candidacies to stand for Labour leader prior to the new year. It appears Jess Phillips for once wasn’t just being a fucking publicity whore in yanking everybody’s chain to grab headlines but not actually following through with the shit she has said, which has been far too often a tactic Jess has pulled, now hopefully we’ll get to see her given far more scrutiny & put far more on the spot, I’ve already seen a Channel 4 News interview where she was asked about the shit she said about knifing Jeremy Corbyn (a very poor choice of words considering the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox), maybe in the leadership hustings somebody will ask Jess about the £20k she’s received from the Murdoch’s media empire of evilness, hey maybe Jess will get endorsed & funding from JK Rowling considering they’re both TERFs.

Considering Jess has been in the pay of the Murdoch’s empire of evilness & that Blairite scum seem to be flocking to support her, maybe she’s far more the establishment’s choice for Labour leader over Keir Starmer, despite Keir having a shit ton to him proving he’s an out & out Blairite. But I have a question now there appears to be a rush of Labour MPs entering the Labour leadership contest & that’s where the fuck is Rebecca Long-Bailey?

Ian Lavery & Rebecca Long-Bailey

Rumour is Ian Lavery & Rebecca Long-Bailey are squabbling which of them should be the candidate of the left as Jeremy Corbyn was back in 2015. Oh you can’t fucking be serious with Ian Lavery, fuck me if he ever became Labour leader then the party might as well kiss its very exitance goodbye, he doesn’t have the revolutionary zeal appeal which Jeremy Corbyn had rather he comes over as some bloody-minded stuck in the mud out of his time northern bloke who’d be far happier if he was time warped back to the fucking 1950s.

Will the left get behind Rebecca Long-Bailey already because she is seriously the only one who appears interested in being Labour leader who could return the party to government & ensure Labour doesn’t suffer yet another lost decade. I really don’t fancy Labour resorting to be all soulless & hollow mounting to being Tory light, well that’s what will happen if Blairites retake control of the party & its obvious they’re already pulling out the stops to do so.

JK Rowling Comes Out As A Transphobic Bigot

So yesterday Harry Potter author JK Rowling finally came out publicly as a transphobic bigot in a tweet defending Maya Forstater who lost an employment tribunal which she brought against her former employers after they had sacked her for having expressed on social-media out & out transphobic opinions.

JK Rowling

Considering Maya Forstater had worked as researcher for the Centre for Global Development an International thinktank that campaigns against poverty & inequality, me thinks its more then appropriate she had her arse fired, doesn’t seem in keeping with the ethos of campaigning against inequality to be having a gobshite TERF bigot working for you.

There have supposedly been hints in stuff Rowling has said in the past that she might be something of a transphobic bigot, certainly amongst the trans community there was a strong suspicion Rowling was secretly a TERF & though no surprise to me nor any other trans person that indeed Rowling is a bigoted transphobic gobshite, I’m still angry about her transphobic protestations on Twitter, in fact I’m fucking angry as fuck with her spouting transphobic Bullshit in defence of an out & out TERF because she is world’s bestselling living author & being so she has the kind of stature in the bullshit she spouts which is just going to feed ammo to those transphobic bigots who would gladly see me as well as every other trans person wiped from existence.

As well as world’s bestselling living author, she’s supposedly meant to be somebody who’s politically left of centre or centre-left & has in the past been a major financial donor to the Labour Party, yeah well as a trans woman who’s politics are most definitely on the left of the political spectrum, I’d not say you’re any kind of political lefty or liberally minded individual when you go about defending exclusionary or discriminatory attitudes towards trans people & espousing trans people shouldn’t have equal rights on par with cis people, if Rowling had defended somebody who’d said that Black people weren’t real people or not shouldn’t have equal rights on par to White people she’d rightly be accused of being a racist well that’s essentially the equivalent here to what she’s has been defending.

I’ll admit this is not the first time I’ve been grinding my teeth in recent years when it comes to Rowling, because a while back she along with other Labour supporting wealthy celebrities such as Ross Kemp & Mick Hucknall were funding the establishment of various groups within the Labour Party with the primary objective to undermine Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, yeah that’s worked out well hasn’t it err not, geez thanks Rowling you Blairite cunt! I’m now wondering if JK will now be supporting Jess Philips bid to be elected Labour leader now Jeremy Corbyn is on his way out, of course that it is if Jess Philips isn’t just dropping hints she’ll throw her hat in the ring & actually follows through & this isn’t just her usual publicity whore antics in just spouting bullshit to get headlines, anyways the reason I thought Rowling might back Jess isn’t just that Jess is on the right of the party but she’s also transphobic as fuck having said bullshit in support of Women’s Place UK which is a vicious transphobic hate group.

The transphobic shite espoused by JK Rowling couldn’t have come at a worse time, a hard-right Tory government led by Boris Johnson has just been elected with a whopping parliamentary majority, we all know Boris’s record when it comes to bellowing homophobic rhetoric but there are other Tory MPs who’ve voiced bigoted rhetoric far worse against the LGBTQ community, no longer is it about the LGBTQ community gaining greater rights now we are going to have to defend tooth & nail the rights we have. Trans people in particular are already the most marginalised group within the LGBTQ community & will likely bear the brunt of any anti LGBTQ shitstorm fermented by the Tory fringes, but if not the Tory fringes helping to further persecute & marginalise trans people then there’s always the likes of JK Rowling doing so.

Chuka Umunna Joins The Lib Dems As Change UK Are Forced To Change It’s Name

Chuka Umunna has joined the Liberal Democrats, well there’s a fucking surprise NOT! It ain’t a surprise because this weighty but very sweary political commentator predicted last week he would when he was amongst 6 MPs who walked away from Change UK & as I also predicted he probably won’t be the only one of those 6 MPs who’ll finally wind up in the Lib Dems

Chuka Umunna a Labour MP for New Year’s, A Change UK MP for Easter, Now A Lib Dem MP for the Summer Solstice but will he be a Tory MP by Christmas

Of course Chuka Umunna is joining the Lib Dems having already left the Labour Party back in February to form the Independent Group which became Change UK, originally with other disgruntled Blairites including Angela Smith & Chris Leslie pissed because they couldn’t oust Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader, okay I could sympathise with Luciana Berger’s motivations for leaving Labour considering the deluge of antisemitic abuse she was being subjected to by supposed Corbyn supporters, but as for Chuka Umunna playing political musical fucking chairs, the fact he’s been a member of three different political parties inside 6 months, it ain’t fucking fair on the voters pf Streatham. The voters of Streatham elected Chuka Umunna thinking he was representing Labour a party which opposed & continues to steadfastly oppose austerity, only now to have Chuka Umunna represent the Lib Dems the party who more than bloodied themselves in aiding the Tories in wreaking austerity upon the most vulnerable in society, so Chuka Umunna are you going to stand down & let there be a by-election to give the opportunity for your constituents to say whether they want a Lib Dem to represent them, whether they want to be represented by a member of a party who at most has given a mealy-mouthed apology for the austerity they helped to inflict when they thought you represented opposition to such cruel opposition. Nah Chuka you won’t give the voters of Streatham the by-election they deserve because you know they’d tell you to fuck off big time because they had thought you were represented fuck off to austerity, oh I’m going to love it, I’m going to fucking love it, come the results coverage at the next General Election & seeing you get electorally beat, deposed, motherfucking defeated!

Who knows if Change UK are in fact the last party Chuka Umunna will walk away from, I’d not say it’s impossible in 3 or 4 months from now he defects from the Lib Dems to the Tories, but as for Change UK which for now is the current latest party which Chuka Umunna has departed, well they’re being forced to change their name after a legal dispute. Apparently petitions website Change.org have threatened to sue Change UK’s remaining MPs if they don’t change the name of their party. I always objected to the name Change UK not because I’m stupid enough to confuse it with Change.org, but due to the fact the last thing Change UK want is change, they wanted the same old Blairite bullshit which had been worn out completely by 2008’s financial crisis if not prior, well I’ve got a few suggestions for alternative names for Change UK, how about ‘Middle Of The Road Mediocrity’, no bollocks to that lets cut to the chase with ‘Disgruntled Blairites United’, actually more apt would be ‘Blairite Malcontent Losers’.

Change UK Implode

Go out on a Tuesday afternoon to protest Donald Trump & his Trumpism brand of fascism only to be receiving news alerts on your return that Change UK had literally imploded as a politically entity because over half it’s MPs (including its leader) had walked away from the party following disappointing results at European Elections.

Yes Change UK the party which was going to be ‘the political party’ which was going to truly ‘change the British political landscape’ has been proven to be the fucking joke I knew it was from its very inception, I mean for starters it wasn’t in fact ‘change’ which Change UK were essentially proposing, it was the same old Blairite bullshit which had been worn out completely by 2008’s financial crisis if not prior to that.

During the BBC’s coverage of European Elections results I do recall Heidi Allen being interviewed & she claimed that the European Elections were just the start of beginning for Change UK, yeah the start of the beginning of the end for Change UK as Heidi Allen is one of 6 MPs who’ve walked away from Change UK following the results of the European Elections. I’m not sure what Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Heidi Allen & the other 3 MPs who’ve now departed from Change UK thought would have qualified as a satisfactory result for Change UK at the European Elections, they seriously didn’t think they were going to do as well as the Brexit Party or even as well as the Green Party did they, if they did think that then they’re seriously detached from fucking reality. I always knew Change UK would get zero MEPs elected at the European Elections, because despite being essentially founded by a bunch of disgruntled careerist politicians they couldn’t even get a party logo approved by the Electoral Commission & then there’s the candidates they selected to stand at the European Elections defecting to the Liberal Democrats, it was one hiccup after another hiccup for Change UK since it’s inception & particularly during the European Elections campaign, at least they did better then UKIP at the European Elections & yes doing better than far-right racist gammon is something to always be proud of.

Anna Soubry

Anna Soubry has now replaced the departed Chuka Umunna as Change UK’s leader, though I suspect Change UK with it’s 5 remaining MPs are very much a sinking ship, they’ve had election candidates seeing the writing on the wall & defecting to the Liberal Democrats & I suspect some if not a majority of those 6 MPs who’ve now left Change UK will sooner or later end up in the Lib Dems, I’ve long thought that Anna Soubry would actually make a perfect Lib Dem as she’s a Remainer & she was just as willing as the Lib Dems were when they were in coalition government to vote for austerity.

The one thing which certainly angers me about Change UK & particularly with Chuka Umunna & Luciana Berger is that they were elected by voters thinking they were electing Labour MPs only for supposed Labour MPs they thought they had elected to defect to Change UK & now for them to leave Change UK to sit as independent MPs, which all means their constituents feel damn well cheated & no doubt confused as fuck as to what their MP actually represents. I know under the British electoral system that one votes for a candidate not a party, however I think this is flawed because it doesn’t hold an MP to represent what voters thought they were going to represent, I really think there ought to be a law that if an MP switches party allegiances they should have to stand for re-election in a by-election.

According Anna Soubry the real reason Chuka Umunna & Luciana Berger & the other 4 MPs left Change UK was they disagreed with putting up candidates for elections & had wanted Change UK to be some kind of protest movement, if true then that’s some serious hypocrisy from Chuka Umunna & Luciana Berger as they were among Blairite MPs within the Labour Party who said they feared if Jeremy Corbyn was elected Labour leader he’d turn Labour into a protest movement rather then a serious political party seeking to form