Tendance Coatesy

Left Socialist Blog

Posts Tagged ‘boris johnson

Labour has a massive poll lead.

with 5 comments

Don't be surprised at Boris Johnson admitting he's an idiot – it was his  last line of defence

Even the Hard Right Telegraph joins in.

Boris Johnson does not believe he broke Covid rules at party, says minister

Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis defends PM as he pulls out of public engagement in Lancashire

Boris Johnson: No let up for PM as new poll reveals massive Labour lead


There are claims that letters from MPs demanding a vote of no confidence – 54 would trigger a challenge – were being submitted to Sir Graham Brady, who chairs the backbench 1922 Committee.

Disgrace’: what the papers said as Boris Johnson faces calls to resign


Amid the derision, supportive papers try to rally around the PM but report that ‘ambitious’ Rishi Sunak is waiting in the wings.

It seems another epoch when the Morning Star could publish this (Monday)

Why I’m hoping Corbyn launches a new party

After the damage Starmer has done, the left would need decades to rebuild from within the party – and we don’t have decades. The crises facing working people are already urgent, argues CHELLEY RYAN

TWITTER was awash with rumours about Jeremy Corbyn at the weekend — specifically that he might be considering taking the plunge to form a new political party, having accepted that he will never be reinstated as a Labour MP.

The fact this was first reported in the Telegraph led to understandable accusations of mischief-making. However, the overwhelming response on the left (and from some on the right hoping for a split Labour vote) was: “I bloody hope this is true!” That was my response too.

I’m done with being Ms Negativity. I’m done with spending 99 per cent of my political activism aimed at attacking rather than promoting.

And I’m not alone. For five years, we had a vision to fight for. It is devastating emotionally and mentally to go from that to absolutely no hope at all.

Going round saying “a plague on all their houses” might make us less controversial guests round the dinner table, but it makes us more depressed people.

All that energy, all that creativity, all that hope — gone.

The prospect of building slowly from within the Labour Party is now entirely defunct. We don’t have time for slow movement-building.

And we don’t have the heart for it either. We are all spent from five years of internal warfare, defending one of, if not the, best leader the Labour Party ever had, from sabotage by the PLP and party staff.

The disgraceful treatment of Jeremy Corbyn and left-wing members hasn’t sparked a desire to reclaim the Labour Party.

Instead it has sparked a mass exodus. That is simply human nature. No stirring battle cries from well-paid Labour socialist MPs will inspire financially hard-pressed socialists to part with their money to fund a party to which they no longer feel any affinity.


If I believed the Labour Party in its current incarnation would tackle these crises lining up to destroy our children’s future, I’d get behind it, despite my personal anger towards Keir Starmer for his sabotage of the last general election with his Brexit policy U-turn. I’d hold my nose and vote Labour for the greater good. That’s not the case, however.

Starmer has had ample time to give us some hope. Instead he has used the last 21 months to either attack the left or make clear his lack of vision via a number of boring relaunches, summarised by even more boring, vacuous slogans.

If that’s the case, the man has the integrity of a romance scammer and I wouldn’t trust him to enact radical socialist policies even if he suddenly claimed them for his own.

I am under no illusions that a new party, headed by Jeremy, would suddenly surge to victory in a general election. What it would do is pose a threat to a far too comfortable Labour Party waiting for their inevitable turn at power.

The Tories will have been in for 13 years next year and they are living on borrowed time. The anger felt over Starmer’s Remain policy which drove many lifelong Labour voters either into Tory arms or to not vote at all in 2019, is on the wane.

(The Morning Star is a Brexit ultra paper).

Many will swing back to Labour whoever is leader, especially after the recent Tory scandals which have tripped over each other in their frequency.

So Starmer is sitting there, rubbing his hands in arrogant glee, knowing all he has to do is not cock up too badly and his time will come. And when it does, he will claim it was his purge of Corbyn and the “hard” left that won it. Then it will be business as usual.

Fuscia Labour will tweak the status quo but they won’t change it dramatically. Any positive changes they implement will be nice and easy to reverse for their Tory friends when their inevitable turn comes around again.

This revolving door of not much changing can only be challenged by a new party and that new party has to be headed by Jeremy Corbyn.

Why Jeremy? Because he is the most unifying figure the left have. Because he’s the most inspiring political figure for generations. Because he has the political weight and credibility to light that spark. His age isn’t an issue. Bernie Sanders was six years older when he ran for US president.

Lonely, wandering on a dark cloud, Skwawkbox rails today:

Johnson reels over partygate – but Starmer’s benefits betrayal shows English working-class has no alternative to turn to

One of the supporters for a new party comments on his site:


That’s the kind of soft betrayal that has been going on all my adult life
until the crescendo that is, when the majority of those dirty cheating fake labour MPs came out as Apartheid racist zionist swines. They lined up and lied about a man of peace for 6 years. We need a new party devoid of the Scabs.

Written by Andrew Coates

January 13, 2022 at 1:34 pm

‘The party’s over’: Keir Starmer tells Boris Johnson.

with 14 comments

Scottish Tory leader says Boris Johnson should resign after PM admits attending No 10 lockdown party – live.

Douglass Ross calls for Boris Johnson to stand down after prime minister apologises but says he thought party was a ‘work event’

French daily on two scenarios for when Johnston is got rid of.

Anybody who watched the H of C debate yesterday and today’s Question Time will know the depths of feeling this has aroused.

Written by Andrew Coates

January 12, 2022 at 4:56 pm

Confusionism: Piers Corbyn, Boris Johnson’s Climate Guru, Back in the News Again.

with 12 comments

Piers Corbyn and Kate Shemirani.

Back in the News Again.

This Blog’s project of building an encyclopaedia of confusionism, following in the footsteps of our ‘look up to’ Phillipe Corcuff has been gathering pace.

With our hard-nosed news hounds we have been tracking the red-brown movements like the WPB, Galloway, Williamson, the Farage coat-tailers and national populist identitarians, of Spiked, The Full Brexit, and former New leftists recycled into Brexiteers, anti-rootless cosmopolitans like Paul Embery, and the overt “conspiracy movements and far-right parties and action groups”. Not to mention by-ways such as the music of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist Leninist) troubadour Cornelius Cardew.

A mighty task, and even our best gumshoes find it difficult to keep track of our star confusionniste, Piers Corbyn, and his latest antics.

As recently as 2015, Johnson claimed “global leaders were driven by a primitive fear that the present ambient warm weather is somehow caused by humanity; and that fear – as far as I understand the science – is equally without foundation”.

He also wrote an article in 2013 suggesting the government should consider preparing for a mini-ice age caused by solar activity, drawing on a discredited theory by the climate denier Piers Corbyn – brother of the former Labour leader. And in the same year, Johnson said windfarms – now a key part of the government’s plan to transition to net zero – couldn’t “pull the skin off a rice pudding”.

Guardian. Today.

There is this as well:

There is a confusionniste explanation of why Piers is in the news again, and trending on Twitter.

Written by Andrew Coates

September 20, 2021 at 5:15 pm