Arch-Rebel Diane Warns Blairites Not to Rebel Against Arch-Rebel Corbyn

Diane Abbott makes an amusing threat to Blairite MPs this lunchtime, warning them to get in line when her man is leader:

“the noisiest members of the parliamentary Labour Party will have to calm down, if and when, Jeremy is elected”

Dissent against the dear leader will not be tolerated…

That’s the same Diane Abbott who, just a couple of hours earlier, boasted about how she and Corbyn used to regularly rebel against her own Labour government:

Corbyn himself has rebelled against the Labour whip some 500 times.

Perhaps not the brightest idea to remind everyone of your rebelliousness when you’re calling on your colleagues not to rebel…

“Trickle-Down Economics” is a Zombie Left-Wing Fantasy

Dan Hannan debunks a tiresome leftie internet myth, with graphs and everything…

Diane Reveals More Than Intended on New Campaign Graphic

abbott school

Diane Abbott has been tweeting out this graphic trumpeting her Corbynite credentials as she vies to be Labour’s London mayoral candidate. But has she revealed more than she intended? Peeking over her right shoulder is the £14,886-a-year private school to which she sent her son…

Diane, who in the past criticised Tony Blair and Harriet Harman for sending their kids to selective schools, opted to send her son to the exclusive City of London school in the shadow of St Paul’s instead of one of the comprehensives in her Hackney constituency. Please, Diane, tell us more about your love of public services…

Corbynistas Already Planning Victory Rally

There might be a month until the ballot closes, but that hasn’t stopped some excitable Corbyn supporters from organising a mass “victory party” for their man on September 12:

Nearly 1,000 people have already signed up to attend the event, which sounds just great:

Will they be flying the red flag through the streets of London, or are they a tad premature?

Labour Veteran: Control Borders to Stop “Rumanian Sheepnappers”

The famously reticent Austin Mitchell has enjoyed telling us what he really thinks since he stood down at the election. Tonight the former Labour MP has been oversharing on immigration:

“We need to control our own borders but have to lay them open to any Rumanian sheepnappers who want to take any sheep they’ve stolen to Macdonalds”

Righto. Don’t expect a call from the Out campaign…

No, Corbynmania is Not “Sweeping the Nation”

“A movement is born,” claimed Jezza’s unofficial PR man Owen Jones last week: “across the nation, in every village and town and city you can see this movement emerging”. The hyperbole is even more generous in Owen’s interview with the man himself today: “in the last few weeks Corybnmania has swept across the country”. Well, has it?

The latest figures show there are around 270,000 Labour members.

In addition, around 70,000 have joined as affiliated supporters.

50,000 are so-called ‘registered supporters’.

A total of 390,000 people.

The voting age population of the UK is 50,780,423.

If we (generously) assume that around half of all those affiliated with the Labour Party support Corbyn – 195,000 people – then what proportion of the voting population is a Corbynista? Just 0.38%. 

Hardly sweeping the country…

Rich’s Monday Morning View

Jeremy Corbyn ‘to bring back Clause 4’

Another Tory Sell Out…

“In my economic speech I criticised George Osborne’s Budget for not doing enough [to reduce the deficit]” says one Labour leadership contender this morning. They go on:

“if the deficit has been closed by 2020 and the economy is growing (as Osborne forecasts), then Labour should not run a current budget deficit”

At least someone in the race is being fiscally responsible…

The candidate continues with a pitch to win back votes lost to the right: “I think an honest, straight-talking politics can win back support from the Conservatives [and] UKIP”. They are keen to stress their pro-business credentials, too: “I work with local businesses in my constituency, including some very promising high-tech businesses”. Loony lefties ain’t gonna like that…

What’s more, this candidate has even worked directly with the Tories:

“I recently spent a long weekend in Washington with Conservative MPs David Davis and Andrew Mitchell… They can see the greater good in working together, and I’m sure all Labour colleagues will too.”

How long before the loony left are calling Jeremy Corbyn a Tory sell out?

Cuddly Corbyn’s Defence of Milosevic and Gaddafi

Jeremy Corbyn got his own back on Tony Blair last night in the only sensible way, by calling for him to be tried for war crimes:

“If he’s committed a war crime, yes. I think it was an illegal war,

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Owen Jones: Then and Now

Owen Jones, 4 May 2015: “Russell Brand has endorsed Labour – and the Tories should be worried.”

Owen Jones, 4 August 2015: “The Right are mocking Jeremy Corbyn because they fear him.”

Plus ça change, plus c’est la […]

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Corbyn Strikes Activist

Presumably part of a Zionist conspiracy.[…]

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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

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