Category: Jeremy Corbyn

UK’s unemployment suffers unexpected rise

UK’s unemployment suffers unexpected rise:

What do you mean “unexpected”?

And the obvious market reaction: Pound Decline Deepens as U.K. Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Climbs (Bloomberg) 

And keep in mind, this is old data, so the recently announced manufacturing and banking layoffs will not be factored into these numbers for another quarter or two.

If you have recently been fired due to Brexit, remember to keep a steep upper lip, and be cheerful. After all, it won’t be as bad as a Mad Max-style world!

Ugh.

Ugh.

I know I generally favour Labour over the Tories (hell I’d favour a stiff kick to the crotch over the Tories) but this is the kind of thing that makes me way more hesitant in doing so than most anyone else I know who supports Labour.

It just kind of baffles me when it seems that a majority of young voters drastically oppose Brexit and want to stay in the EU including the single market, and a majority of young voters support Labour under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, but yet he keeps doing things like this. 

And yet somehow they are unwavering in their support despite him seemingly going along with the Tories’ line about how Brexit needs to happen and needs to be the hard version of it.

I dunno. Maybe this is the Brexit-hating Lib Dem part of my political identity breaking through more than usual but still.

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On the one hand I’m a Labour supporter who is happy that Jeremy Corbyn is leading Labour back to being a proper challenge to the Tories and their hideous government after Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband kind of screwed the pooch on the matter.

But on the other hand I’m a Liberal Democrat supporter who deep down is pissed off that what the aforementioned point does is help to reinforce the bullshit and broken two-party dynamic that’s been a complicit factor in throttling the life out of the democracy of this country and that desperately needs to be replaced.

… and yes, I said I’m partly a Liberal Democrat supporter. Bring on the anger.

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With all the focus being given to how the Tories are making a constant dog’s breakfast of whatever their idea for Brexit looks like, I feel a lot of people don’t give enough thought or attention to the fact that Labour’s stance on Brexit seems about as secure and solid as a house of cards in a windtunnel right now as well.

I know it’s fun to rag on the Tories for literally everything (see: the rest of this blog, it’s basically all I fucking do) but as Her Majesty’s Opposition and with Jeremy Corbyn making declarations that he’ll probably end up Prime Minister in 2018, I feel like to be truly fair on this score Labour needs to face similar scrutiny on how it plans to deal with Brexit if they do indeed become the party of government in 2018.

Because I may have missed it but I don’t recall ever seeing Labour actually get taken to task about how they’d handle negotiating Brexit if they were in power, and according to their official website it seems their only stance on it is vague platitudes about standing up for workers’ rights and the like with no detail on how they’d actually go about that.

If everyone wants them to sweep into power in 2018 (including myself, I do kinda want that) then it stands to reason that we’d need to hold them more to some form of account on how their government would actually handle such an important process.

Disclaimer: It’s entirely possible they have adequately explained this and I’ve just somehow managed to miss it. I’ve been very ill lately and haven’t been as on the ball as I like to think I am usually.

I could watch Corbyn angrily shout at Tories a…

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Jeremy Corbyn – Labour Values (If Corbyn was a Tory) Cassetteboy Inspired

Jeremy Corbyn – Labour Values (If Corbyn was a Tory) Cassetteboy Inspired

cocainesocialist: corbyn, talking to a spanish footballer,…

cocainesocialist:

corbyn, talking to a spanish footballer, switched to spanish mid conversation to avoid talking with piers morgan. the absolute boy. 

irrelevanteurovisionconfessions: singing a cover of Common…

irrelevanteurovisionconfessions:

singing a cover of Common People, no doubt. 

(ken is kicked out after making inappropriate comments to germany’s competitor)

The new leader of the Lib Dems is settling in well!

The new leader of the Lib Dems is settling in well!

theflanderspigeonmurderer: theflanderspigeonmurderer: when you’re teetotal at the party and someone…

theflanderspigeonmurderer:

theflanderspigeonmurderer:

when you’re teetotal at the party and someone starts telling you how much they love jeremy corbyn:

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when you’re off your tits at the party and someone starts telling you how much they love jeremy corbyn but you don’t give a shit because you’ve quit yer job and there’s an open bar: