Most of you who have read previously blog entries will know I have a little bit of a dislike of Tories and their policies. However along with being a Diplomatic Democratic Dragoness I also have compassion, and it isn’t nice to kick someone when they are down like Despicable Theresa Meeehem (formally known as Despicable Mayhem) is at the moment.
My focus today however is the Labour Party and the earthquake they caused at the General Election on June 8th 2017.
Labour didn’t win a majority – fact. Opinion/speculation ranges from ‘If Jeremy Corbyn wasn’t leader we would have won’ to ‘If the PLP had backed him and not attempted to smear and undermine him for the past two years we would be in power right now’. Thing is in my opinion neither of those hypothesis are correct. Things had to happen exactly as they did.
You may think I’m slightly mad for saying that (my hubby say’s I’m totally mad anyway) but my reasons are as follows.
If the polls had shown Labour any closer to the Tory Party Despicable Meehem wouldn’t have felt secure enough to call a snap election to ‘increase her mandate and strengthen her hand’
If the PLP hadn’t constantly run to the right wing media to attack the credibility of Jeremy Corbyn as leader Labour’s position in the polls would be higher, much much higher and we wouldn’t have had a General Election until 2020.
If it had been someone else as leader of the Labour Party ie Owen Smith I seriously doubt we would have had anywhere near the gains Labour made on Thursday if an election had indeed been called. In fact Owen Smith has actually apologised on national television for doubting Jeremy Corbyn even saying that he wished they could ‘bottle whatever he has’ as his policies, personality and social media presence worked.
So the fact that Labour were so behind in the polls, that the plp and membership were at loggerheads with each other over the leadership, they didn’t have a cat in hells chance of coming anywhere near toppling the Tories and the Tories would increase their majority and enjoy autocracy which they always wanted.
They didn’t anticipate the fact that the more people saw of Jeremy Corbyn, the more they resonated with him and believed in him, those who said attendances at rallies didn’t translate into votes didn’t expect them to. They didn’t expect him to unify both the young and the old electorate, didn’t think he could appeal to both Brexiters & Bremainers but he does. They didn’t think seven weeks would be enough time to make any headway. They were wrong, very very wrong.
So now the Labour party have united, coalesced into a ‘strong and stable’ democratic party with the keys to number 10 in sight. The Tories however have crashed and burned, not even winning enough seats for a majority government. They are getting into bed with the DUP to form a government which may actually be against the Good Friday agreement and put the peace in Ireland at risk.
The odds are that we will have to have another General Election very very soon, one which the Labour party have laid all the groundwork for, have dismissed the nasty negative tactics the Tories have attempted and proved that policies, positivity and hope will prevail. One where the right wing media will have even less influence over the voters as ‘the truth will out’ as they say, and those who said oh I can’t vote Labour because of Jeremy Corbyn not being a good leader’ because that’s what the papers told them to think. Labour are heading towards a landslide victory previously unseen before and all because of this election.
Before the results the EU said if the government changed they would delay the start of negotiations but they won’t now, Theresa will now go into negotiations with a far weaker hand, will be unable to issue demands and ultimatums and have the hard Brexit she so desires. She had already upset the EU by claiming they were trying to interfere in the election process.
Strong and Stable
To strengthen her hand
Or make a stand
Wobbly and weak
Now seems so meek
They’ll call for her head
Her career will be dead.
When she warned of the coalition of chaos she forgot to mention that she would be the one leading it. I read that somewhere else and can’t take credit for it, but I can’t find it again or who said it and am therefore unable to give them the credit they obviously deserve.
You didn’t really believe me when I said it wasn’t nice to kick someone when they were down did you? How could anyone resist such an open goal and not take advantage of it?