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9. What should be obvious to anyone is that this is motivated more than anything by greed for power
Tue Jul 5, 2016, 06:56 PM
Jul 2016

I an in the habit of reading "reason" as rational reason, something that you can actually argue rationally. Not sure if greed and strategies for making a undemocratic power grab is a reason in this sense.

The timing - just after the Brexit vote - reflect what they must have seen as an opportunity to make a move at a moment where Corbyn could be painted as a loser.

I am glad to see they are looking to calm things down and give Corbyn a graceful way out. hrmjustin Jul 2016 #1
Corbyn was elected with59.5% of the votes, the runner up got 19.0% Jemmons Jul 2016 #11
How many people voted in that leadership election? hrmjustin Jul 2016 #12
If you dont know what you are talking about you might want to make sure that your oppinions Jemmons Jul 2016 #13
251,000 people voted for corbyn in that leadership election. hrmjustin Jul 2016 #16
Which is exactly what the arrogant pricks in the gang of blairites tend to think rather unsurprising Jemmons Jul 2016 #17
Well if you want to beat the Blairites you need a stronger candidate for leadership. hrmjustin Jul 2016 #18
Or maybe you are rather clueless as to what is needed Jemmons Jul 2016 #19
You have a lovely day. hrmjustin Jul 2016 #20
Thx Jemmons Jul 2016 #21
I don't think people knew then.... T_i_B Jul 2016 #23
Wasn't he voted in overwhelmingly? Ash_F Jul 2016 #2
Votes does not count if they are not votes on the elites Jemmons Jul 2016 #3
Brexit is a pretty vague explanation if that is all they got. Ash_F Jul 2016 #4
They had that and decorated it with suggestion about results of the next election which they seem Jemmons Jul 2016 #5
I would ask them to elaborate Ash_F Jul 2016 #6
Yes. 0.0 reason. But pure nothing sold with appeals to fear, authority, tradition and greed will Jemmons Jul 2016 #7
Oh I am sure they have their reasons. They just won't say it publicly. Ash_F Jul 2016 #8
What should be obvious to anyone is that this is motivated more than anything by greed for power Jemmons Jul 2016 #9
Haha, point taken. I guess I should have said "interests" Ash_F Jul 2016 #10
Do you think the neoliberal PTB care about pesky democracy? Odin2005 Jul 2016 #15
Labour's biggest problems are incompetence and infighting T_i_B Jul 2016 #24
How can they make him step down without a vote? Ash_F Jul 2016 #25
They've decided against that T_i_B Jul 2016 #26
I mean what are the legal mechanics of making him step down? Ash_F Jul 2016 #27
They obviously can't force him out T_i_B Jul 2016 #28
So the neoliberal Blairites won their anti-democratic coup. Labour is doomed. Odin2005 Jul 2016 #14
Oh - nothing is settled now Jemmons Jul 2016 #22
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