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Fragmentation of the Left, Part Two: Disintegration of the Corbynista Blogs (Rachael Swindon).

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‘Rachael Swindon Says No Vote for Labour.


Rachael Swindon is a well-known name on the left, for her tweets and for her Blog.

Meet The Woman Leading Jeremy Corbyn’s Twitter Army

The present Blog has a lot of respect for Rachael Cousins (‘Swindon’).


As a plain-speaking left-wing woman living in Swindon she does not talk in wooden phrases. More to the point, she has said a of plain truths about the difficulties ordinary people face in our lives. She loathed the Tories and right-wingers.


She did tweet some views we would not agree with (to say the least): Twitter ‘suspends’ Rachael Swindon’s anti-Tory account.


That’s as may be.


She was very pro-Jeremy Corbyn but above all she helped the left.


This marked her high point.

As a reward for all those efforts as one of Corbyn’s “social media outriders”, Rachael Cousins has gathered attention and recognition from the MP and his top team.

“She’s got two cards from Corbyn,” her husband pointed out. After some digging around in a cupboard.

Now this, as her Blog and Tweets have become a voice for the professional Anti-Keir Starmer crowd, has  happened.

Did you know that months that begin on a Sunday always have a Friday the 13th in them?

And be careful if you happen to find yourself in Salt Lake City, Utah, because you can be fined up to $1,000 for whistling on a Sunday.

And finally, it is thought if Keir Starmer waves his flag on a Sunday, he will be twenty points clear in the polls by Monday.

Fair enough, I made the last one up.

This is the crunch,

My local council has been Conservative-held for many years, although Labour are strongly represented. Normally, I would vote for whoever the Labour candidate might be in my ward, knowing it won’t make any difference because my ward is around 80% Conservative.

But not this time, unless the candidate truly represents socialist values, because these are the values of the real Labour Party. The Labour Party of Hardie, Attlee, Benn, and Corbyn. If the local candidate doesn’t hold these simple values, I will not have the motivation to get off my backside and give them my vote.

She concludes,

Anything less than HUGE Labour gains on May 6th will be a disaster for Starmer, no matter how they try and spin it. 

I’ll be watching closely, and I’m sure you will be too.

Enjoy your day guys,* and take good care.

In effect, she is washing her hands of politics.

Some are already suggesting that the strategy of the Corbynistas-in-mourning, Corby canal-historique, is to wish that Labour does as badly as possible in elections.


* ‘Guys’, an American expression which is said to include women under the male term.


More disintegration:

Against no-platforming at ‘Stop the Labour Lockout’, an event billed to campaign for free speech!

Joint statement by Labour In Exile Network, Labour Left Alliance and Labour Against the Witchhunt

We are very concerned to hear that Esther Giles of the successful campaign Save Our Socialists and Labour in Exile Network, has been de-invited from the February 7 ‘Stop the Labour Lockout’ event. She was billed to speak next to Alan Gibbons and Gaya Sriskanthan of Momentum, Matt Wrack of the Fire Brigades Union, Leah Levane of Jewish Voice for Labour and Socialist Councillors and many more.


But the day before the event, she was contacted and it was explained to her that some speakers had threatened to withdraw from the rally if Esther was allowed to speak. The reason: three years ago, she supported a comrade who was pressurised to make a statement about trans women. Esther’s feeling was that – regardless of the issue of the debate – nobody should be bullied. We continue to campaign side by side with all those oppressed by this capitalist society, including (but not only) women and all our LGBT comrades.

Written by Andrew Coates

February 7, 2021 at 5:10 pm