Jeremy Corbyn announces he will resign as Labour Party leader

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    • Jeremy Corbyn has announced his plans to resign as leader of the Labour party.
    • Corbyn said he would not lead the party into another general election.
    • The party suffered heavy losses in the general election as Boris Johnson’s Conservatives won a crushing majority.

    Jeremy Corbyn has announced his plans to resign as leader of the Labour party following the party’s crushing defeat in the general election.

    Speaking after his re-election as MP for Islington North, he said he would remain in post while the party “reflected” on the result but would not lead the party into another general election.

    “I will not lead the party in any future general election campaign,” he said.

    “I will discuss with our party to ensure there is a process now of reflection on this result and on the policies that the party will take going forward.

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    Snort McDork
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    I guess all the poor, needy voters stayed home while all the rich donors and well to do voted.

    I'm Snort McDork and I approved this message.

    "I like birdy num-nums"

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    Well, he got bested by Boris like 2 to 1, so any sane person has to ask wtf?

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    Cold Mountain Trail
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    I still don’t understand why anyone but scum would vote for johnson, or why anyone would vote for tories after all that’s gone down these past 10 years.

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    David the Gnome
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    Perhaps the truth is far more grim.  Perhaps British society, like American society, is now too far gone into that final stage of vampire capitalism.  At such a stage, there is little left of genuine democracy or justice – or to the principles that give them birth.

    We have become a cruel people, often fighting each other over what little has not already been lost.  A society that was not cruel and thoughtless would have taken action over the Iraq war.  Or over the slow bleeding of the poor.  It would not tolerate the people starving, it would not stand for the wrongful arrest and prosecution of desperate refugees.

    It would not support the likes of Clinton or Trump – it would be intelligent enough not to.

    We live in an age where, at least here, intellectualism is looked down upon.  Perhaps because, aside from a wealthy few, none of us have the time or resources to indulge in it.

    We fight among generations, political parties, class, ethnicity, gender – but still, very few realize those pulling the strings are no longer hidden.

    Really, it has always been class warfare.  Many years have gone by since the time of FDR.  Many years have gone by since the great depression, or the second world war.

    Perhaps we need disaster on an epic scale to remind us of the value of empathy, compassion, forethought… hell, thought in general.  Perhaps that is why things have been going downhill for fifty years.

    No more moon landings, interstates, no more new deals.  Not even a public transportation system, reasonably funded public education, or public anything.

    One issue after another, the greater part of society has become divided about.  Always there is an elite, wealthy puppet master manipulating these things.  Always they have even more wealthy backers in the shadows – and a public front.

    Now we can name them – but they have become far too brazen to care.  Citizens United gave them the legal means to buy anything at all, for a price.

    The price is our lives.  People are dying now – and I fear that is but a trickle in the ocean of sorrow to come.  If we do not pull away from the brink…

    Then I would advise anyone who still can: get to a saner Country.  Preferably one that has given greater thought to how to survive in dystopia.

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