I am writing this, my very first blog, because I am REALLY REALLY worried…not just for the party…. but for the millions of ordinary working people up and down the whole of the country who in the future… without a credible Labour Party….will be left at the mercy of the rich and powerful ruling classes now in No.10 and for a long time to come the way things are headed. I am of course referring to the direction our leadership election is heading or rather…. fiasco more like…. is heading with Jeremy Corbyn looking most likely to be our next leader. And by whom will he be elected? The answer will be by a membership that has swollen so rapidly recently with ‘ Cool Johnny Come Lately Lefties’ who are either…. 1) too young to remember the Michael Foot years when the longest suicide note in history was written or…… 2) are too naïve to be fully aware of the real world in which we live…. dreaming of ‘Fairy Tale Politics’ and banknotes growing on trees or….. 3) Tories’ working undercover. Such a sudden and far lurch to the left result will not only be mis-representative of the Labour Party as I have perceived it to be during my 62 year life on this 3rd lump of rock going round the sun….. but will be tantamount to a total hi-jacking with disastrous consequences…..not least of which will be the rich and powerful laughing all the way to the bank with our very hard earned money….literally! At the last election the nation sent out a very clear message on the economy. Does anyone…. who votes for Jeremy Corbyn…. honestly believe the nation… having sent that message… will 5 years later completely change its mind and elect Jeremy Prime Minister…I don’t think so..not unless they’re on something anyway. One thing is very clear though….none of this need to have happened…. if the leadership election process overall had been fully thought through. To me it seems crazy the closing date for people registering to have a say on who will be our next leader was such a long time after the election was called…..the consequence of this decision has left the whole process open to abuse that could have been avoided.
Its all nearly history now and very shortly we will know the result for sure. If Corbyn ‘mania’ does win the day my guess is that it will all unravel very quickly afterwards with the inevitable recriminations and blooding that will follow before another leader election has to be called….my guess is within two years…because surely we can’t have a repeat of the trouncing we had in the 2015 General Election…can we….PLEASE TELL ME WE CAN’T!!!!!!