Corbyn supporters looking to oust 50 moderate Labour MPs

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  • Up to 50 Labour MPs are on a deselection hitlist drawn up by left-wing supporters of Jeremy Corbyn, it has been claimed.


    Moderate Labour MPs have been warned that Corbyn’s allies want centrist candidates replaced with more left-leaning ones.


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    Well, if this happens it will be the death knell for Tony Blair's New Labour and back to a version of Labour we hadn't seen since the Foot days.


    The article goes on to say that MPs like Hilary Benn, Chris Leslie and the Eagle sisters are on the hit list and Momentum is heavily targeting the local council elections in May too.


    They want to get control of Haringey council, kick out the Blairites and replace them with their own people then start a further purge on fat cats targeting senior teachers and heads who earn over £60k.


    I had always thought that Momentum was a totally separate organisation to Labour and especially separate to Jeremy Corbyn, but I'm getting the impression that they are in fact his henchmen getting rid of all the old Blairites out of Labour for him.


    Will this destroy Labour, or, baring in mind how popular Corbyn is with the young, will the lurch towards the left elevate Corbyn into Number 10 eventually?

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  • Problem is we have an ineffectual lacklustre government with no opposition worth speaking of, what fun.

    Young boys in the park jumpers for goalpost that's what footballs all about isn't it.

  • Ah , the stupid , gullible and in need of a reality check young , bless 'em, luckily they will never be a majority .

    Trouble is every generation has to re-learn the lesson that socialism doesn't work. It all sounds so beguiling: Free everything and the rich paying for it all. Except that the rich leave the country taking all the money and jobs with them.

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  • Unless all the tax havens were shut down, then they'd be stuffed.^^

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  • Unless all the tax havens were shut down, then they'd be stuffed.^^

    Doesn't even need to be a tax haven. The French put their upper tax rate to IIRC 70% and just about all their rich came over here and their tax revenues in France went down.


    There is an optimum top rate of tax that maximises revenue and I think it's around the rate we have now. Labour's idea of upping the top rate may well result in a sharp fall of revenue.


    One has to bear in mind that the top 1% of earners pay 30% of all income tax. That's one heck of a hole to try and fill just for dogma's sake even if only half decamp.


    The idea that all labour's spending can be financed from the rich is quite frankly risible but the snowflakes are falling for it. I know that if Labour get in under Corbyn then the country will go broke in 2 or 3 years and then the austerity will really kick in. Empty supermarket shelves, mortgage foreclosures, evictions, uncollected rubbish, no public transport, rotor electricity cuts, endless strikes etc. That'll make the snowflakes squeal when they can't use facebook or instagram.

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  • Unless all the tax havens were shut down, then they'd be stuffed.^^

    Not necessarily. They may just decide the financial rewards aren't worth the risks, and stop when they reach that point. However, there are many entrepreneurs who will stay, regardless of taxation, as they are more interested in the challenge than the financial rewards.

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  • Perfect illustration of why it wouldn't work.:thumbup: Yet, Momentum and co don't see this.


    I had assumed that Corbyn might calm down a bit once he'd been leader for a year or two and leave these things back in the 1970s where they belong. Clearly not!


    I am old enough to remember the power cuts, but can't quite remember the other stuff.

    Not necessarily. They may just decide the financial rewards aren't worth the risks, and stop when they reach that point. However, there are many entrepreneurs who will stay, regardless of taxation, as they are more interested in the challenge than the financial rewards.

    They could just stop, you're right, but they do like to make money for themselves.

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  • I am old enough to remember the power cuts, but can't quite remember the other stuff.

    I remember the power cuts and strikes of the 70s also remember the high unemployment of the 80s, during the 70s labour government were to blame but during the 80s a Tory government was to blame.

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  • I remember the power cuts and strikes of the 70s also remember the high unemployment of the 80s, during the 70s labour government were to blame but during the 80s a Tory government was to blame.

    The high unemployment of the 80's was the price we had to pay to make British industry competetive otherwise it would have remained a huge burdon on tax payers. I can remember when British Steel was costing £3m a day to prop up. Mining and ship building weren't much better and they were all nationalised industries. Something that brother Corbyn wants to go straight back to: Unionised closed shops, constant strikes and mass pickets with the government over a barrel.

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  • The high unemployment of the 80's was the price we had to pay

    And those who were unemployed at the time certainly did pay. I know from experience.

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