Hop-ocalypse Now: Beer Would Run Out in Corbyn’s Britain

Bitter Blairite critics say the Draught Corbyn campaign couldn’t organise a piss up in a brewey, and the evidence from Venezuela suggests this is not hop-perbole. The socialist paradise is running out of beer after its main brewer was forced to shut because of a lack of imported barley:

“Members of some of the dozens of unions representing Polar workers have limited distribution of the small bottles of light beer that are favored in Venezuela.”

With Chavista Jez still a-head in the polls, his team will at the very yeast need to craft a careful response and not just dismiss this as froth. Let this be an amber warning to Corbyn supporters…

Andy “Seven Eights” Burnham

Andy Burnham has wheeled out his parents to spin for him in today’s Mirror. It was all going so well until this revelation from his mother, Eileen:

“They called our Andy ‘Seven Eights’ at school. He couldn’t remember that seven eights are 56.”

Muuummmm, shut uppp….

Mrs Burnham isn’t the only one to have doubted Andy’s numerical abilities. Before Ed Miliband chose Ed Balls as his Shadow Chancellor, he searched his Shadow Cabinet for an alternative. The FT famously revealed that Burnham was suggested for the job:

“But Andy can’t do maths,” was Mr Miliband’s lament.

It’s not like Burnham was Chief Secretary to the Treasury ahead of the 2008 crash or anything. This sort of embarrassing information could really hurt him when he’s trying to convince Corbyn to make him Shadow Chancellor…

Corbynista Knives Out For Counter-Revolutionary Chris Leslie

Dangerous counter-revolutionary Chris Leslie has dared to speak out against “starry-eyed, hard left” Corbynomics. And the Corbynistas are very upset.

Unite Political Director and Len McCluskey’s baby momma, Jennie Formby, apparently has a better “grasp of economic theory”:

When delusional tax hypocrite Richard Murphy says you’re wrong, you know you’re onto something:

Not to mention Ken:

Jezza’s army of militant internet thugs are getting nasty:

How’s that whole unity thing working out for ya?

Diane Abbott Forgets She Didn’t Think Corbyn Could Win

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Diane Abbott was on Newsnight last night, adamantly declaring that she had never said Jeremy Corbyn couldn’t win and, of course, Corbyn is the great white hope that will save the Labour party.

Phil Collins: When we were on another television program not so long ago you didn’t think Jeremy Corbyn could win, now you think he [can]

Diane Abbott: No, no, no, no, no, no, I’ve never said he couldn’t win.

Here she is less than two weeks ago on Marr calling the idea that Corbyn could win “silly“.

Marr: I introduced you earlier as a Jeremy Corbyn supporter, which you are.. do you think he can actually win this campaign.

Abbott: No. I mean this story about polls where he comes first, no one’s seen such polls. That’s a silly story.

How long before no one in the Labour party will admit to having doubted Comrade Corbyn?

Corbyn Strikes Activist

Presumably part of a Zionist conspiracy.

CWU Backs Corbyn, Rejects Winning

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“I am delighted to announce that the CWU will be backing Jeremy Corbyn MP to be the next leader of the Labour Party.

There are no quick fixes for the Labour party, but there are some easy decisions and choosing Jeremy as its leader should be one of them.

We think that it is time for a change for Labour. The grip of the Blairites and individuals like Peter Mandelson must now be loosened once and for all. There is a virus within the Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn is the antidote.

We reject the notion that Labour needs to move to the centre ground of British politics. The Centre ground has moved significantly to the right in recent years. We do not see arguing for fairer wealth distribution, decent jobs with good pay, terms and conditions and a substantial increase in affordable housing for the next generation as a left wing agenda.

Jeremy agrees with the vast amount of CWU policy, ranging from opposing the selling off of Royal Mail, to offering a real alternative to austerity, and repealing anti-trade union laws.”

Punchy….

Flailing Burnham Lashes Out

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Andy Burnham accused David Cameron of “dog-whistle” politics this morning for daring to use the word “swarm” to describe the swarm of migrants swarming the channel. You can almost smell the desperation in the camp as they start lashing out…

Here is Burnham talking about immigration during the 2010 leadership election:

“We were in denial. We were behind the issue all the time, and myths were allowed to develop. There’s still an ambivalence among some in Labour about discussing immigration. I’ve been accused of dog-whistle politics for doing so. But it was the biggest doorstep issue in constituencies where Labour lost. People aren’t racist, but they say it has increased tension, stopped them getting access to housing and lowered their wages.”

Burnham’s campaign is more screwed than Cecil the Lion on a trip to see the dentist.

New Private Poll: Corbyn 22 Points Clear

The Mirror have got hold of some more private Labour polling:

Burnham slips to third place, Corbyn still well out in front…

UPDATE:  Kendall camp responds:

“So-called “private polls” have no credibility and people should take no notice of them. If people have a real poll produced by a BPC member they should release it, rather than peddling questionable numbers”

Cooper and Watson Backer Under Investigation For ‘Undue Spiritual Influence’

Regular readers will remember Guido’s pre-election stories about Labour’s sex segregation rallies, organised in Birmingham by Labour councillor Ansar Ali Khan. The sinister gatherings allegedly involved British Muslims being ordered to vote Labour by religious leaders. […]

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Corbyn Rally Goes Wild as Speaker Claims UK ‘Not Worth Defending’

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At Sunday’s ‘Stand Up For Jeremy Corbyn’ rally in Covent Garden, one of the speakers claimed that Britain “isn’t a country that is worth defending”:

Full context for the loony left defenders here:

The crowd of Corbynistas erupted into cheers. […]

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Corbyn Ally Threatens ‘Street Violence’ If He Loses Leadership Election

It’s all kicking off in Venezuela, where President Nicolas Maduro is “promising street violence” if he loses power in the country’s upcoming elections. Charming.

Its currency is “entering free fall mode” according to the FT, losing 43% of its value […]

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Labour Leadership Update

Some of the most comprehensive analysis of the Labour leadership contest has come from Tumblr. Here is the latest offering:

The rabbit’s saying what we’re all thinking…[…]

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