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  1. Neil G

    Should Corbyn remain as Labour leader?

    You said he had regular contact with Labour’s top brass and was adamant about it. I inferred that he had some kind of inside info as opposed to just giving his opinion. No, not possible at all imo - Starmer has always been set on being PM, and the Labour right will be happy to keep him in place as long as he continues the marginalisation of the left, which he set about from the beginning. Barring some massive scandal he’ll lead Labour into the next GE, and even if he loses I’m certain that if he cuts the Tory majority to 20-30 or less he’ll get to stay on and have another crack, citing Kinnock as precedent. I’m equally sceptical about the Forde report. The only way I see an unedited, no punches pulled version being published with Labour’s consent is if the main thrust of it is criticising the left for the initial leak. Absent that It will stay buried indefinitely. Different story if a legal challenge forces its release.
  2. Neil G

    Should Corbyn remain as Labour leader?

    Don’t mean to sound snide Bruce, but is this the same mate who said Starmer was always going to quit / get jibbed before the GE?
  3. Neil G

    Keir Starmer

    Well said Keir. How are those ten pledges coming along?
  4. Neil G

    Keir Starmer

    During his leadership campaign. We can take that to the bank then.
  5. Neil G

    Keir Starmer

    When has he said anything to this effect?
  6. Neil G

    Should Corbyn remain as Labour leader?

    The email said it affected affiliate members and registered supporters as well. Are you or have you been a member of a union, or did you pay to vote in any of the last three leadership contests?
  7. Neil G

    Keir Starmer

    None taken mate, no worries.
  8. Neil G

    Keir Starmer

    That’s fine, it just came across a bit snarky from you. Apologies if you didn’t mean it that way.
  9. Neil G

    Keir Starmer

    What’s that supposed to mean? Are you genuinely saying you think everyone on the left accepts Israel’s right to exist? I’m not trying to be provocative, there’s nothing wrong with supporting a binational state instead of a two-state solution. I genuinely don’t know where you’re coming from here though, you’re acting as if acknowledging what I’ve said is somehow surrendering ground to the anti-Corbyn / anti-left crowd.
  10. Neil G

    Keir Starmer

    “I don’t know anyone who...” is rarely a winning argument Stig. For starters there are several posters on here, I can name Stringvest and Torahboy off the top of my head. Lots of people on the left don’t think Israel should exist at all, that’s a fact. Most of them don’t advocate it being destroyed or the Jews being forced out, but they are opposed to its existence on the grounds that it’s an ethnostate which officially favours one ethnic group and discriminates against another. I wasn’t even commenting on what’s happening with Labour, just pointing out a basic fact it would be useful for you to be aware of.
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    Keir Starmer

    No, plenty of people on the left are opposed to the existence of the state of Israel full stop, and would still be even if the violence and occupation ended. They say Israel is a racist project as it grants any Jew in the world the right to live there while denying the same right to millions of exiled Palestinians whose families have lived there for centuries. Many of them argue for a binational state which protects the rights of Jews and Palestinians equally and isn’t based on one group being the majority of the population.
  12. Neil G

    Should Corbyn remain as Labour leader?

    Bridget Phillipson, Rachel Reeves, Lisa Nandy. I wouldn’t read much into it, it’s just one pundit’s musings, not even based on latest betting.
  13. Neil G

    RIP Gazelle

    She was a regular in 2006 when I started posting.
  14. Neil G

    RIP Gazelle

    Devastated to hear this. Great girl and top poster, always friendly and had time for everybody. RIP.
  15. Neil G

    Greatest 00's Film - Nominations

    Still banging on about it after thirty years.
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