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.
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.
If Rebecca Long-Bailey gets the requisite nominations from Labour MPs to stand in the leadership election (& I can’t imagine why she wouldn’t) then she gets my endorsement & vote. I know I had written last week that I hadn’t made up which candidate I was going to endorse, but as if there was truly any doubt I wasn’t eventually going to endorse Rebecca Long-Bailey, because yeah I’m really going to endorse Keir the posh bloke from London who’s a millionaire, oh & sure it’s really going to be in my best interests as a trans woman to endorse Jess the Brommie gobshite who has a record of supporting transphobia or Clive who’s politics might be lefty left & might be a jolly lovely nice guy but nice guys don’t necessarily make great party leaders, of course it was always going to be Rebecca Long-Bailey who I was going to endorse being she’s the continuity Corbynism candidate & there’s plenty to the Corbynism brand of socialism which has mass appeal it’s just that Labour needs somebody to present it who doesn’t have the baggage of past associations which plagued Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the party.
Obviously some disagree with keeping the party to the left with
the Corbynism brand of socialism & are urging whoever is elected Labour
leader to replace Jeremy Corbyn to move the party to the ‘centre ground of
politics’ as if anybody truly knows what that frigging means these days, well for
my part I strongly suggest Labour don’t do what Jess Phillips seems to have
suggested when appearing on this past weekend’s edition of the BBC Andrew Marr
Show by becoming the ‘rejoin the EU party’, because offering a second EU referendum
& thus becoming tagged as ‘a remain party’ during GE2019 campaign really worked
out well for Labour didn’t it NOT! Let the Liberal Democrats be the ‘the rejoin
the EU party’ & as a consequence electorally flounder, time for Labour to
realise we lost the argument on Brexit & move the fuck on!
Sure there’s plenty of tweets of mine which you’ll find advocating for a second referendum, in fact I appeared on BBC News at an anti-Brexit demo saying as much, but in hindsight I realise it was a mistake (then some) to have talked myself into having supported a second EU referendum, I should have kept to the position of respecting the Brexit outcome of 2016’s EU referendum & Jeremy Corbyn as well as the entire Labour leadership should have done the same, yes I might make fun of gammon being all Smeagol like in wanting their Brexit precious Brexit but that’s why in places such as Darlington & Workington people voted Tory at last year’s General Election to get Brexit done & unless Labour learn to respect people up north want Brexit they’re never going reconnect with what have traditionally been the Labour heartlands.
Though it’s ultimately Jeremy Corbyn who should be held
responsible for having adopted Labour’s nonsensical policy on Brexit which was the
nonsensical bullshit that if Labour had been elected to government they’d have renegotiated
a Brexit Deal with the EU but then would have advised people to vote against it
in a referendum, it was Keir Starmer who was as shadow Brexit Secretary as well
as an out & out Blairite who was the architect of this nonsensical bullshit.
Originally both Jeremy Corbyn & John McDonnell had said they respected the Brexit
outcome of 2016’s EU referendum this was however then reversed this when the
Blairite contingent led by the likes of Keir Starmer whipped up dissent amongst
the membership & urged Labour to come forthrightly out in support for a
second referendum & kind of got their way on that one but look at the
electoral disaster which it’s caused Labour.
During the leadership hustings I hope somebody will hold
Starmer to account for having supported a second referendum which was a slap in
the face of democracy & as a consequence millions of voters punished Labour
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.
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?
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
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
Keir Starmer appears to have taken an early lead over Rebecca Long-Bailey in the Labour leadership election if a YouGov poll published yesterday in the mainstream news media is to be believed, yeah if you actually believe a poll conducted by a market research company which was co-founded by Nadhim Zahawi who’s now a Tory MP & a member of Boris Johnson’s cabinet which was published in the mainstream news media who since the moment Labour lost the GE2019 have been touting Starmer as the favourite to take over from Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader. I find the YouGov poll suggesting Starmer to be the frontrunner in the Labour leadership election somewhat fishy (then some!), supposedly a 1,000 Labour members were surveyed by YouGov yeah likely a 1,000 Labour members who’ve affiliations with Progress & Open Labour or some other Blairite groupings within Labour who have spent the best part of the last 5yrs undermining the Labour leadership. Yes Starmer has said he wants to build upon the socialist platform put forward by Jeremy Corbyn (continuity Corbynism) & has been making speeches about how Labour were right to have taken a radical approach to tackling austerity, but he’s merely attempting to play to the gallery, attempting to fool a Labour Party membership which is generally now on the left of the left when we all know he’s an out & out Blairite.
So far Emily Thornberry & Clive Lewis are the only two Labour MPs who’ve actually officially announced the their candidacy to stand in the Labour leadership election, Emily Thornberry has a history of making gaffes & well after all that’s happened over the past 5 years I just think I’m sure Emily has a good heart etc but no her being Labour leader, Clive Lewis seems to be a genuinely nice guy who’s on the left of the party but I don’t necessarily think nice guys always make great leaders.
I did hear a Labour backbench MP say yesterday that no member of Corbyn’s frontbench team should be standing in the Labour leadership election as the entire shadow cabinet are collectively guilty for one of Labour’s worse ever General Election defeat which GE2019 definitely was, but if this is any kind of endorsement between the lines of Jess Phillips then please fuck off. Jess Phillips is another Labour MP who its rumoured to be thinking of entering the Labour leadership contest, sure she’s been dropping hints she might but this is what Jess archetypically does, she’s a publicity whore who yanks people’s chains to grab headlines but never follows through. All solidarity with Jess when it comes to all the shit she was subjected to by Carl from Swindon, aka Carl Benjamin, aka weirdo rapey tweet man, no female MP in fact no woman should ever be subjected to the rapey bullshit that fat slobby fuck subjected Jess Phillips to & why the fuck isn’t he in prison for it I don’t know, but my problem with Jess Phillips isn’t just she’s a self-serving attention seeking publicity whore, it’s also that she has endorsed WPUK a known transphobic hate group, yeah Jess is a TERF.
As yet I’m not sure as who I’ll back to be Labour leader, I
had wanted Angela Rayner to stand to be the next Labour leader but it appears
she’s made a pact with Rebecca Long-Bailey & will now only be standing for
Deputy Labour leader the position Tom Watson vacated to take up a career as a
gym instructor. One thing I’m clear about already clear in my mind about in
regards to the Labour leadership election is that if Jess Philips does enter
the contest & has any sniff of being elected leader or as consequence of a
good showing in the leadership contest is rewarded with a position in the
shadow cabinet, I will withdraw my support for Labour considering Philips is a
TERF & for fucks sake there should not be any countenance of transphobia within
Labour a party which purports to be the party of equality & social justice.