Owen Jones says Prepare for the Fury of the Staus Quo | Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership | Owen Jones talks…


So at this point, after the vote closed at midday today, it’s pretty much a given that Corbyn’s got it. Which is great! In my opinion it’s about time we had a straight-talking community-minded progressive in the house, with people-power, too.

But champion of the left-wing youth Owen Jones knows that this is only the beginning, and is here to give the faithful a heads-up for the impending shit-storm that’s brewing amongst the rank that lives inside the box. So pay attention and brace yourself – it’s surely gonna get worse before it gets better.

On a related note – can someone please explain to me why the main argument the centre-right has against Corbyn is that he’s unelectable? The man’s on track to win the leadership race due to a massive surge in support, with many people who were formerly jaded becoming inspired by his attitude and engaged in politics. They’ve all voted for him. How does this argument make sense?

Here’s a Grauniad article about 9 supposedly ‘left-wing’ policies that most people actually agree with.

 

Greens blame Tory majority on Labour’s willingness to “accept the narrative of its opponents” | New Statesman

I wonder how many of us who are actively engaged in politics are kicking ourselves that we simply did not understand how he was controlling the campaign.

Source: Greens blame Tory majority on Labour’s willingness to “accept the narrative of its opponents”

A follow-up on yesterday’s post, again from the New Statesman, from a Green MP.

I think he makes an excellent point – I have heard people who voted Tory since question their choice, and I suppose a lot of that is to do with how the leaders handled their media presence.

Too often, I fear that most people take things on their face value, and don’t read between the lines.

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Don’t give in: an angry population is hard to govern; a depressed population is easy

Hours after the Conservatives were re-elected, the government looked at cutting access to work schemes for the disabled. You’d think they’d at least have the decency to bring some flowers before shafting the vulnerable, but no.

Source: Don’t give in: an angry population is hard to govern; a depressed population is easy

If anyone’s still reeling from the result of yesterday’s election, here’s an interesting thinkpiece from the New Statesman.

To quote Teddy Roosevelt:

Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.

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New Music: Wilsoni Tha’ Funk Masta | SupaJam / News

In 2010, after the results of the general election which bought a coalition government to Britain, Wilsoni Tha’ Funk Masta wrote a song called ‘Stand Up and Be Recognised’. Well, it’s five years later and Britain faces another coalition, and millions of people don’t know who to vote for because every single party causes doubt.

Source: New Music: Wilsoni Tha’ Funk Masta | SupaJam / News

It was tight, but they managed to squeeze it in for the election. It’s quite a heartfelt piece too.

Check it out!