Who’d have thought we’d be having a General Election today after Theresa May’s six denials?
Jeremy Corbyn did… and that’s the sort of leadership that’s caused so many to change their minds about him:
John Prescott: “Two years ago I never thought Jeremy could even lead the Labour Party, let alone the country. But he has proved me wrong. Big time,”
So here we are on an election day that we never expected for another three years. They thought Labour were down and out … but it hasn’t happened quite like that. It has given us a platform, an opportunity to show the country what Labour with Jeremy Corbyn as a leader could become… and what Theresa May is really like as prime minister.
As Emily Thornberry says:
Many public figures have had scales drop from their eyes about the true nature of Jeremy Corbyn and have acknowledged openly that they were wrong … we’ve lost count of former Corbyn-sceptics who have changed their minds.
(A quick read of Conservative Home comments reveals the same about Theresa May .. but not in a good way).
Think Left says:
With the Tories amalgamating with Ukip and the cross-party Brexit mess, Labour are unlikely to win a majority but they may be able to form a minority government. Frankly, we’ll be happy if instead of the predicted landslide, the Conservatives lose their current majority … but whatever happens, remember that in April, we were facing three more years of this government regardless. In that sense, nothing much will have been changed if the Tories win.
But in another way, everything has changed.
The Labour left have had substantial gains in credibility and they have succeeded in putting before the electorate a different vision of how society could be… the Overton window has widened and a left wing platform no longer sounds ridiculous. We must not lose heart… regardless of winning or losing, the fight must and will go on. It took 40y to get back to this place and the success we and Corbyn&Co have already achieved is phenomenal.
The Labour Party has changed and can only get stronger now whatever the result of this GE.
By the way .. the Regional Swings according to You Gov’s latest polling:
London – Lab to Con 0.1%
Rest of South – Con to Lab 5.6%
Midlands/Wales – Con to Lab 2.0%
North – Con to Lab 1.3%
Scotland – Lab to Con 7.2%, SNP to Con 11.5%
(Stats by CMJ)
However, one thing is crystal clear …
Labour can’t win unless you go out and VOTE !!!