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Why Jeremy Corbyn Will Be Elected



As the UK government and opposition at Westminster display the competence of headless chickens in a crisis the world and his dog appears to have become experts on ‘Leadership’.


All sorts of opinions about who can lead and who can’t abound.

All sorts of statements about strong leadership abound.


All sorts of pleas for ‘Leadership’ through this crisis are voiced.


I am dismayed and astounded by the distinct abdication of responsibility being shown and the total incompetence in Westminster.


The 2015 World Economic Forum Outlook on The Global Agenda aimed to give a comprehensive overview of the world today, as well as an analysis of how it is expected to develop in the coming months. It outlines the nature of global trends, regional challenges, global leadership and governance, as well as the emerging issues that should be on the agendas of global leaders.

It states that


"global leadership crisis is a trend, which cuts across all the other issues

and it is rising sharply, from seventh to third place. The danger is that instead
of innovating and collaborating to tackle societal and economic challenges, nations and leaders will continue to retreat into isolationism, further exacerbated by nationalist rhetoric and a reversion to

old paradigms of geopolitical power-play. Today’s challenges require bold leadership and courage, and progress can only be achieved through enhanced cooperation between business, government, academia and civil society."


We need leaders in every area to be more inclusive, more collaborative and more open.  Political divisiveness must be replaced with moral leadership that can build community and cooperation on a Global scale.

Our leaders cannot do that whilst they look inward and fight for power, putting their own ego ahead of the ‘health’ of the planet, of nations, of people.

Whilst the Parliamentary Labour Party plot and orchestrate, with the help of expensive PR companies, to get rid of Jeremy Corbyn, not only are they failing to listen to their members but they are failing to look at how the world is changing.


The  2015 World Economic Forum Outlook on The Global Agenda reported on major problems in the world

 qo factors


A year earlier The Survey on the Global Agenda 2014 reported that a staggering 58% didn’t have confidence in their political leaders not to abuse their positions in power.

The advice from the reports are that

“we need to foster a culture where people see integrity and empathy as key character traits, where talent can rise up. Then the power of ordinary people will grow, great things will happen, and great leaders will emerge.”


Looking across the water at the Obama administration demonstrates a key flaw of magnificent proportions. “Leaders are forced to play the game the way it’s built – which is inevitably in the interest of the system, and rarely in the interest of the people.”



We now need a leader who plays a different game.

We need a new kind of politics.


We need a leader who can cope with uncertainty, with volatility, with ambiguity and who responds with collaboration and consensus building to the complexities of our Globe.

In his first ten months in office Jeremy Corbyn did indeed respond with collaboration and concensus, bringing in to the heart of his shadow cabinet those with diametrically opposite views to his own.


Sadly many of the PLP have done nothing to show these same absolutely vital leadership traits.

  • Indeed they have done nothing to respond to press accusations of “terrorist sympathizer”
  • They did nothing to point out the need to listen to people in order to bring about peace.
  • They have done nothing to counter the incessant media attacks
  • They have done little to focus on the many failures of the Tory government.
  • They have ignored the membership
  • THEY have failed as leaders


"If you ask the respondents to the Survey on the Global Agenda, there’s no ambiguity about the qualities that make for strong leadership. From the US to Europe and Asia, there’s an agreement that having a “global perspective” is the number one skill for any strong leader in 2015. “Collaboration” emerges as another key trait"


We need a new system.

We need a leader who has never played the establishment game and who has the resilience and strength to keep working at changing the system. Someone who cannot be bought or bullied. 

Jeremy Corbyn brings all these characteristics



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commented 2016-07-14 10:34:11 +0100
Entirely agree with Ro’s comments. To anyone who is still undecided about who to vote for in the leadership election (assuming that we are allowed to have one!), don’t be fooled by the left-wing claims of Owen Smith. He may be to the left of Angela Eagle, which, given her voting record, wouldn’t be too difficult,but his aims in standing against Jeremy Corbyn are the same as hers : they both want to stifle democracy in the Party. Neither of them want all members and supporters, irrespective of whether or not they are MPs, to have an equal say in deciding who will be the leader. They want to keep a system which allows MPs to decide who can or cannot stand. Their claim that they have a mandate from 9 million Labour voters reveals just how out of touch they are with working class people. Like millions more, I voted Labour over the years, not because of MPs like Eagle and Smith, but in spite of them. We have continued to vote Labour on the basis that although we didn’t like the policies and direction of the Party under Kinnock, Blair and Brown,we regarded it as just about preferable to the Tories. Our support for Labour was negative rather than positive : it was just to keep the Tories out.
Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and policies offer us, for the first time in my lifetime,a chance to build a Labour Party which supports the interests of working class people. If we want a Party with real democracy, where we can develop progressive policies together, as opposed to the rotten,corrupt system which Eagle, Smith et al represent, then it is imperative that Corbyn is re-elected.
commented 2016-07-12 16:53:44 +0100
I hope that all members of Derbyshire Dales Labour Party will join me in campaigning for the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn – thus giving Labour its best chance to win a General Election in 2020 or whenever it is called and making life better for all the people of this country wherever they live and whatever their circumstances. I call upon members of the NEC and all Labour MPs in Derbyshire and elsewhere to respect the membership who elected Jeremy overwhelmingly just nine months ago and to unite around policies to provide decent housing, end austerity and zero hours contracts, ensure that our NHS and schools are well resourced and develop a foreign policy that is truly ethical instead of positioning this country as the world’s policeman. From my observation of him during my time as a Labour MP, Jeremy has absolutely no sense of personal ego and takes decisions based on principle. I call upon Angela Eagle to show a leadership of her own by standing down with immediate effect and supporting the democratically elected Leader of the Labour Party, rather than holding the party and its members to ransom. Helen Clark: Secretary, Mid Derbyshire CLP; MP for Peterborough 1997-2005
commented 2016-07-11 08:04:56 +0100
The oddest thing is the “poor leadership” accusation.
As a strong leader he clearly stands head and shoulders above all the CLP, Gove, Farage, Boris, Cameron, Leeson, May, Eagle, and every other would-be leader in the vicinity!
He is doggedly and successfully pursuing his agenda, against all odds, with nothing but the massive support of the membership.
commented 2016-07-07 08:45:32 +0100
“the data confirms that 100 percent of the Labour MPs who refused to back Corbyn voted to oppose any sort of inquiry into the war.”
commented 2016-07-06 19:34:39 +0100
Corbyn is a man of integrity – unfortunately, sadly lacking in the majority of PLP members.
The argument was made by a member at the other evening’s meeting in Matlock that, as the PLP membership had been elected by a far greater number of voters, in total, than the current number of ORDINARY Labour Party members, then their wishes should over ride ours! However, it should be noted that the PLP are elected by their Constituents, to represent their Constituents views and concerns, not their own personal ambitions / dislikes!
The Party membership gave Jeremy Corbyn a resounding vote of confidence 10 months ago when they democratically elected him leader!
Personally, I now look forward to Eagle or Watson standing against Jeremy in a leadership election. Jeremy will then, no doubt, get a vastly increased majority of Party Members re-selecting him as Leader.
The Eagles and Watson then can flee the nest!
commented 2016-07-04 12:10:04 +0100
Conversations with electors have shown me that while many express media fuelled concerns about whether he is prime ministerial, it is very rare to find anyone who does not say that they admire his integrity and approach to politics. By-election results since he was elected leader have continually confounded (and no doubt irritated his critics). A detailed analysis of election results since 1992, put together by Bob Cartwright, will shortly be appearing on the Blog and makes very interesting reading.
commented 2016-07-04 07:22:17 +0100
It comes down to one question, should he be removed by force (plan A as in operation and not working) or by democratic process?
If plan A succeeds I think it will send the party back to the dark ages.
If plan B were to succeed the party might well survive by the sheer momentum generated by Corbyn, and the collapse of the tories.
If both plans fail and Corbyn stays the future of the party could be very interesting and I think, successful.

There seems to be no case for removal by force.
commented 2016-07-03 09:26:12 +0100
commented 2016-07-02 18:04:59 +0100
Well yes.
The PLP are failing as leaders. So much so that they can’t implement the proper democratic procedure to replace Corbyn (50 to support a motion etc) because they know they cannot lead the membership.
They’ve given up on leadership and have resorted to heavy handed bullying techniques, organised smears, choreographed defections and so on.
It is utterly appalling and one wonders what future these people have in the party.

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