…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we proceed to the second round of nominating candidates in the 2020 Labour leadership election with Clive Lewis having withdrawn his candidacy an hour before the deadline in the first round of nominating leadership candidates expired & Emily Thornberry having managed to secure enough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.

Keir Starmer Suspiciously Takes An Early Leader in the Labour Leadership Election & The Mainstream News Media Have Begun Smearing Rebecca Long-Bailey, Oh & When Will Jess Phillips Either Piss Or Get Off The Potty

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.

Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer hasn’t as yet officially announced his candidacy to stand in the Labour leadership election & nor has Rebecca Long-Bailey who’s the favoured continuity Corbynism candidate, but despite Rebecca Long-Bailey not having officially entered the Labour leadership election this hasn’t stopped the mainstream news media from launching a smear campaign against her because she is the continuity Corbynism candidate. Apparently the guy Rebecca Long-Bailey has enlisted to coordinate her campaign to be elected as Labour leader is a self-proclaimed Stalinist & Rebecca has said she would want to rule Labour with an Iron Fist, well at least we now know what Rebecca’s walk on music will be if she is elected Labour leader cue Lemmy & the boys.

Rebecca Long-Bailey

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.

Clive Lewis & Emily Thornberry

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.

Jess Phillips

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.