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Started by Natascha on Jul 13, 2018 8:17:28 AM
Corbyn-12

The new normal.

Carry on.

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RosyLovelady - 13 Jul 2018 08:21:18 (#1 of 8889)

Hello, new thread. Yes, Corbyn was supposed to have resigned, fallen ill and/or died by now but it hasn't worked out that way.

rearranged - 13 Jul 2018 08:22:19 (#2 of 8889)

Which is clearly a disaster for him.

lapsedcat - 13 Jul 2018 08:30:13 (#3 of 8889)

< does the It's A Disaster For Corbyn soft-shoe-shuffle >

RosyLovelady - 13 Jul 2018 08:30:43 (#4 of 8889)

Ooh, cool and stylish.

Shadrack22 - 13 Jul 2018 08:32:51 (#5 of 8889)

Something to get your choppers into:

But there is another reason why “left” and “right” appear similar right now: populism. We live in what the Belgian political theorist Chantal Mouffe characterises as a “populist moment”, in which politics has become impassioned, confrontational, angry and unpredictable, dispensing with all the rules and expectations that have governed liberal democracies since the 1970s. If the distinction between left and right has become foggier, this is partly because a similar set of forces are being unleashed on both sides, including devotion to leaders, suspicion of the media, street-level mobilisation and an emotional sense of injustice.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jul/07/left-populism-chantal-mouffe-leftwing-popular-movement-race-nation

RosyLovelady - 13 Jul 2018 08:34:53 (#6 of 8889)

Splendid name that, Chantal Mouffe.

Shadrack22 - 13 Jul 2018 08:35:25 (#7 of 8889)

Do you have a devotion to the leader, a suspicion of the media, a penchant for street level mobilisation and an emotional sense of injustice?

mingmong - 13 Jul 2018 08:36:52 (#8 of 8889)

What would the opposite of populism be? "Elitism" perhaps? Respecting your elders and betters? The blythe assumption that everything will be just fine as long as you just let those who know what their doing get on with the job.

I can think of several reasons why that particular dish isn't getting many orders at the moment.

Tomnoddy - 13 Jul 2018 08:37:23 (#9 of 8889)

One wonders why on earth such a set of circumstances might have occurred.

mingmong - 13 Jul 2018 08:37:43 (#10 of 8889)

After all they were doing so well.

lapsedcat - 13 Jul 2018 08:38:10 (#11 of 8889)

suspicion of the media

That's in fairly short supply round these parts.

lapsedcat - 13 Jul 2018 08:39:24 (#12 of 8889)

Populism sucks. I prefer everything rarefied. I realise this puts me in a minority.

Shadrack22 - 13 Jul 2018 08:39:25 (#13 of 8889)

What would the opposite of populism be?

Experts. And as Michael Gove will tell you, we’ve had enough of them.

RosyLovelady - 13 Jul 2018 08:39:41 (#14 of 8889)

Is there still any such thing as a newspaper of record.

Arjuna - 13 Jul 2018 08:40:26 (#15 of 8889)

that Jared O'Mara letter is shameful, how have the Labour Party brought his disability into this?

browserbutton - 13 Jul 2018 08:41:03 (#16 of 8889)

The blythe assumption that everything will be just fine

I'm told the whole Newcastle region is full of optimists. Can't see why.

Shadrack22 - 13 Jul 2018 08:42:01 (#17 of 8889)

Is O’Mara alright in the head? That letter sounded quite unbalanced.

levelgaze - 13 Jul 2018 08:43:57 (#18 of 8889)

O’Mara alright in the head?



Oh dear. Training for you!

MsCharDonnay - 13 Jul 2018 08:44:03 (#19 of 8889)

Is being a misogynist a disability with "protected" status?

RosyLovelady - 13 Jul 2018 08:44:53 (#20 of 8889)

#17

Wiki says no. He has numerous disabilities and probably personally fulfilled the entire quota for minority representation in the PLP.

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