Dangerous roundabout ahead as Islington youth ask their Labour MP, Jeremy Corbyn to think again on BREXIT/LEXIT

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Dangerous roundabout ahead as Islington youth ask their Labour MP, Jeremy Corbyn to think again on BREXIT/LEXIT …

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Jeremy #Corbyn and those pesky European Courts … Where does #Labour stand on the European Convention on Human Rights? #PeoplesVote

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Paul Bernal's Blog

Jeremy Corbyn caused some distress amongst legal commentators over the weekend when he said to Andrew Marr that the European Court of Human Rights was ‘only in part an EU institution’. That simply isn’t true: the European Court of Human Rights (‘ECtHR’) is not in any way an EU institution. It is a Council of Europe court – and the Council of Europe is an organisation both broader and older than the European Union. The ECtHR exists to enforce the European Convention on Human Rights (the ‘ECHR’ – yes, all these abbreviations are confusing), something that was created in the aftermath of the Second World War and the Holocaust, agreed in 1950 and entering into force in 1953. Brits played a key part in its creation – it is something that for the most part the British legal community are justifiably proud of. So no, the ECtHR is not in…

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Douglas Adams wrote of the ultimate cloaking device, Somebody Else’s Problem Field. I give you #Corbyn, #Labour leader. “I find if you’re in an office, the crisis finds you. If you’re not in the office, the crisis finds somebody else.”

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“I find if you are in an office, the crisis finds you. If you’re not in the office, the crisis finds somebody else.”

Corbyn had, before becoming leader, power without responsibility and now he has both.  Does the way in which he is handling his new responsibilities explain his failure to be a fully rounded, effective leader of a political party?

“Our problem is simply the capacity to respond to everything. After only two or three weeks in office we discovered we had a backlog of a hundred thousand emails sent to me. We had a backlog of a thousand invitations to speak at places all over the country, and all over the world for that matter. We started from scratch with our office, so just the sheer management of issues off this is huge. It’s now much better, it’s getting better. We’ve got more staff in place, a better team in place, it’s growing but it is quite difficult.

Also I’m quite concerned that if I spend time in the office someone will always find something for you to do. There’s always a crisis that needs your urgent attention. If I wasn’t there, either the crisis wouldn’t happen or it wouldn’t need your urgent attention. But the fact I’m there means that it becomes my problem, not somebody else’s. So I’m quite assertive about the need to ensure I go travelling round the country. I’m doing basically three days travelling every week. So we’re going everywhere. I did over a hundred events during the leadership campaign and by the end of the year I will probably have done 400 to 500 public meetings.”

“I feel constantly concerned that I’m spending all this time doing everything involved in all my leadership activity and sometimes I feel a tear between that and my responsibilities to the community that I represent. So I have a weekly fight over the schedule set out in my diary. That’s where I do get quite assertive, because I insist on spending time with those people and groups I always have represented even while now also travelling across the country – and also I make sure that I have time for myself. Half a day, or a day a week, so I can dig my allotment.

‘What we’ve achieved so far’: an interview with Jeremy Corbyn

“Corbyn’s team prepare for PMQs over Monday and Tuesday, with Wednesday morning the key prep session.”

How Jeremy Corbyn is preparing for PMQs

“He keeps his feet on the ground by visiting not just his own constituency, but also by getting out of London altogether. Corbyn has built into his new routine a strict edict that nearly every week he only spends three and a half days at Westminster and that the rest of the time he’s out on the road, away from the Parliamentary bubble.

“There is a sort of relentless demand on one, so every week Prime Minister’s Question Time comes round, every week there’s a whole lot of things that have to be done.

And it’s balancing that with the need to not spend one’s whole time in one’s office, dealing with whatever crisis appears. I find if you are in an office, the crisis finds you. If you’re not in the office, the crisis finds somebody else.

And so I’m very insistent on doing my constituency work and constituency surgery. I had to cancel two interviews yesterday because so many people came. I was there for five hours [which is two and a half hours longer than he’d put in his diary].”

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When does Corbyn find the time to deal with matters such as the charges of anti-semitism?  Or, are such matters crises that are best left to somebody else?  And, if so, who is dealing with them?

Power, like nature, abhors a vacuum.  Who, then, is the Sergeant Towser, exercising power in the Labour leader’s office whilst Corbyn is perfecting his portrayal of Major Major for an upcoming remake of Catch 22?

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In an email to staff, Fletcher said: “this is ‘flat’ structure in which there is no Chief of Staff but instead a senior team that reports in to Jeremy.  Thanks all very much for all your work for Jeremy and the Labour party. The changes we are making should have a further positive impact on our ability to work as an effective, well-organised unit that develops a stronger policy and campaigning edge.

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The Clown Prince of Communism, Aaron Bastani of Jeremy #Corbyn’s #Labour WhatsApp Group …

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Here we see three members of Seumas Milne’s WhatsApp Group, from left to right, Grace Blakeley, Aaron Bastani and Matt Zarb-Cousins, and a wannabe member, Owen Jones, on a boozy Novara Media works outing …
George Aylett is driving.

 

  Waiting for Godot

Does it matter whether Milo Yiannopoulos’ promotion of far right ideas was, as he claimed, just to discombobulate the grandparents?  It won’t have mattered to those who found themselves facing the sharp edge of modern fascism: the terrorism, the racism, the removal of agency from women.  And it didn’t seem to matter to those, like Robert Mercer, who funded him.  But it did matter to Yiannopoulos.  A coquettish flirtation enabled him to avoid the scrutiny that a full blown declaration would require.

We’re right to ask these questions of those who seek seismic change from the right – questions about their true motivations and about who funds them and about who benefits from an ‘ironic when convenient’ stance.  We rightly ask them of institutions like Policy Exchange and the so-called Taxpayers’ Alliance and the so-called Institute for Economic Affairs.

But we’re also right to ask them of those who

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The Clown Prince of Communism, Aaron Bastani of #Corbyn’s #Labour WhatsApp Group …

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Waiting for Godot

Does it matter whether Milo Yiannopoulos’ promotion of far right ideas was, as he claimed, just to discombobulate the grandparents? It won’t have mattered to those who found themselves facing the sharp edge of modern fascism: the terrorism, the racism, the removal of agency from women. And it didn’t seem to matter to those, like Robert Mercer, who funded him. But it did matter to Yiannopoulos. A coquettish flirtation enabled him to avoid the scrutiny that a full blown declaration would require.

We’re right to ask these questions of those who seek seismic change from the right – questions about their true motivations and about who funds them and about who benefits from an ‘ironic when convenient’ stance. We rightly ask them of institutions like Policy Exchange and the so-called Taxpayers’ Alliance and the so-called Institute for Economic Affairs.

But we’re also right to ask them of those who…

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.#Labour’s sorry to hear you’re losing your jobs! Jeremy #Corbyn says it’s the Will of the People! Merry Jobs First #BREXIT/#LEXIT in 2019! @JeremyCorbyn & @UKLabour feel your pain … #PeoplesVote

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Tracey Ullman had them down pat.
I can just visualise the clenched fist salute, “The Workers!”

I bet we will not see Jezziah, posing for yet another cynical photo opportunity, whilst chatting to Jaguar workers about the Will of the People and his Jobs First BREXIT/LEXIT.

We have heard a lot from the Cult of Corbyn about the Blessed Tony Benn, but he would have done, he did do, way better than this when he was Labour Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.

He would have Tweeted something more than cliché to stop Greg Clark dead in his tracks.

Tony Benn would have been up all night, assembling the information for when the next day he put down an Urgent Question to demand that Rt Hon Greg Clark, MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy come to the House of Commons to explain how his Government were planning to respond to job losses, like those at Jaguar.

Actions have consequences and if they back BREXIT, they should have called long ago for the Government to activate measures to help minimise the socio-economic consequences of BREXIT.

But, instead, they have preferred to passionately debate abstract concepts like the Will of the People.  Anything, but accept that Project Fear is now Project Reality for 5,000 fellow citizens.

They are placing burdens on the narrowest shoulders.

They are putting burdens on the People.

Corbyn and Rees-Mogg are not Children of the People.

They were not brought up amongst them.

They do not know their trials.

And yet they plan to add, immeasurably, to the anxieties which they expect the People and their Children to bear, uncomplaining, with patience and fortitude.

Many cupboards will be barer than today.

The lot of many will be harder than today.

But rest assured, People, all will be well, bright and cheery chez Corbyn, atop McCluskey Towers and at Rees-Mogg Hall this Christmas and at Christmastides yet to come!

They will not share the BREXIT/LEXIT burdens of the People.

For the likes of Corbyn, McCluskey and Rees-Mogg, unemployment and poverty are things that happen to other people.

The Will of the People will not put food on the Table of the People or console the 5,000 Jaguar workers (and how many other poor souls?), now spending Christmas worrying about the prospect of being out of work, early in the New Year.

In 2019, the Year of Unity and getting on with BREXIT/LEXIT!

Happy New Year!

A gurn, a sickly grin and a meaningless slogan …
Jeremy Corbyn’s political career in a single sentence.

With due apologies to David Lloyd George for a little plagiarism and adaptation.

I am sure you would not DLG disapprove of a relative, in spirit, if not blood, taking such liberties at a time such as this?