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"Oh Jeremy Corbyn" breaks out over Glastonbury

(1:41) See you later Theresa. Just shut the door on the way out.

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Guest: (120 days ago)

Some people just dont like democracy . Very usualy the Far Left.

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Some people just dont like democracy . Very usualy the Far Left.

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Guest: (120 days ago)

Not sure what all that was about. Jeremy Corbyn wasn't the winner of the election, so remains the leader of the Opposition. No difference to his position before the country voted and if there is such a strong following, maybe more people who think that way should have made their mark, too. It seems they didn't, so we're stuck with Teresa May and the prospect of shared power with the D.U.P., who are more of a religious party than a political one, and who have yet to move into the 20th century with some of their views, let alone the 21st.

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Not sure what all that was about. Jeremy Corbyn wasn't the winner of the election, so remains the leader of the Opposition. No difference to his position before the country voted and if there is such a strong following, maybe more people who think that way should have made their mark, too. It seems they didn't, so we're stuck with Teresa May and the prospect of shared power with the D.U.P., who are more of a religious party than a political one, and who have yet to move into the 20th century with some of their views, let alone the 21st.

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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (120 days ago)

Thank you for posting that.

I'm a little confused about all this Jeremy Corbyn talk too. He did not win the majority so he lost but it seems everyone is still chanting his name. It's like people mentioning Bernie Sanders in the USA who didn't even make it past our primay elections. He lost before the general election so wasn't even on the ballot but people still think he's relevant for some reason. Maybe in 4 years the democrats might select him to run against the republicans and something could change but until there's another election, we both have to keep our current President and Prime Ministers.

Ours can be impeached by some wrong doing and then it could be decided to remove him from office. Yours can be removed by a no confidence vote from the House of Commons but it takes 2/3rd votes and Theresa has enough support to prevent such a vote. Even if there was a vote of no confidence, the queen just dissolves parliment and a general election is held and it's possible more support for the PM can be seated.

Margaret Thatcher became PM because of the No confidence vote during James Callaghan's tenure. But he remained as the leader of the opposition until he resigned.

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Thank you for posting that.

I'm a little confused about all this Jeremy Corbyn talk too. He did not win the majority so he lost but it seems everyone is still chanting his name. It's like people mentioning Bernie Sanders in the USA who didn't even make it past our primay elections. He lost before the general election so wasn't even on the ballot but people still think he's relevant for some reason. Maybe in 4 years the democrats might select him to run against the republicans and something could change but until there's another election, we both have to keep our current President and Prime Ministers.

Ours can be impeached by some wrong doing and then it could be decided to remove him from office. Yours can be removed by a no confidence vote from the House of Commons but it takes 2/3rd votes and Theresa has enough support to prevent such a vote. Even if there was a vote of no confidence, the queen just dissolves parliment and a general election is held and it's possible more support for the PM can be seated.

Margaret Thatcher became PM because of the No confidence vote during James Callaghan's tenure. But he remained as the leader of the opposition until he resigned.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (119 days ago)

Since the Great Recession of 2008 people have become more informed about politics. It started with Occupy. People have come to realise that trickle down economics doesn't trickle down, it trickles up. That austerity doesn't grow an economy, investment does. And that governments and corporations are in bed together acting for personal gain.

The reaction has been to split to the right, an emotional reaction, or to the left, a more considered reaction. Generally speaking, older people went right (Trump/Brexit) yearning for a return to coal and empire. Younger people went left (Sanders/Corbyn) looking for a sustainable future of peace and environment.

I too am surprised at the rise of Corbyn. Before the election I couldn't imagine that I could ever vote for him. Labour's manifesto changed me, and Corbyn has grown into a credible leader. Today I'm enthused. That was all in the space of 2 months! I guess if I can change, then other people can too.

Corbyn at Glastonbury and Bernie being by far the most popular US politician - these are historic times - because when the US or UK elect a truly progressive democratic socialist government, which will surely happen, the world will follow.

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Since the Great Recession of 2008 people have become more informed about politics. It started with Occupy. People have come to realise that trickle down economics doesn't trickle down, it trickles up. That austerity doesn't grow an economy, investment does. And that governments and corporations are in bed together acting for personal gain.

The reaction has been to split to the right, an emotional reaction, or to the left, a more considered reaction. Generally speaking, older people went right (Trump/Brexit) yearning for a return to coal and empire. Younger people went left (Sanders/Corbyn) looking for a sustainable future of peace and environment.

I too am surprised at the rise of Corbyn. Before the election I couldn't imagine that I could ever vote for him. Labour's manifesto changed me, and Corbyn has grown into a credible leader. Today I'm enthused. That was all in the space of 2 months! I guess if I can change, then other people can too.

Corbyn at Glastonbury and Bernie being by far the most popular US politician - these are historic times - because when the US or UK elect a truly progressive democratic socialist government, which will surely happen, the world will follow.

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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (119 days ago)

Corbyn did not get the majority of seats so he didn't win and May is still PM. Apparently more of your citizens that took the time to vote were on the side of Conservatives instead of Labor. Perhaps one day that will change but you don't get another chance until the next general election. So Sanders and Corbyn need to take a back seat for several years until they get their next chance.

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Corbyn did not get the majority of seats so he didn't win and May is still PM. Apparently more of your citizens that took the time to vote were on the side of Conservatives instead of Labor. Perhaps one day that will change but you don't get another chance until the next general election. So Sanders and Corbyn need to take a back seat for several years until they get their next chance.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (119 days ago)

You are missing the bigger picture. The mood of the country is changing fast. The reaction to the corporatism that the world has sleptwalked into over the past 30 odd years, looked like it was swinging to the hard right, now known as alt-right. But after Trump and Brexit, Le Pen did not win. Europe is not disintegrating. Bernie is more popular than ever. So Corbyn's stunning rise, which was faster than Bernie's (Bernie took a year to rise 60 points, Corbyn took a month to rise 30 points), further strengthens the change in direction the world is aching for.

Imagine you're in your twenties. Life has hardly begun - you could well live to be 200. A year ago, your future looked like it would be dictated by characters like Trump and Farage. But they have had their go and already totally failed. If you look to people like Bernie and Corbyn, the future is so much more appealing.

I've just been trying to get my head around blockchains, and that got me thinking that maybe blockchain principles could be used as a basis for a corruption free government working in the interests of everybody. Any thoughts on that?

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You are missing the bigger picture. The mood of the country is changing fast. The reaction to the corporatism that the world has sleptwalked into over the past 30 odd years, looked like it was swinging to the hard right, now known as alt-right. But after Trump and Brexit, Le Pen did not win. Europe is not disintegrating. Bernie is more popular than ever. So Corbyn's stunning rise, which was faster than Bernie's (Bernie took a year to rise 60 points, Corbyn took a month to rise 30 points), further strengthens the change in direction the world is aching for.

Imagine you're in your twenties. Life has hardly begun - you could well live to be 200. A year ago, your future looked like it would be dictated by characters like Trump and Farage. But they have had their go and already totally failed. If you look to people like Bernie and Corbyn, the future is so much more appealing.

I've just been trying to get my head around blockchains, and that got me thinking that maybe blockchain principles could be used as a basis for a corruption free government working in the interests of everybody. Any thoughts on that?

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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (119 days ago)

It doesn't matter how popular someone is when they lose an election. Bernie could be the most popular person in the universe but he still lost -- and lost big. He couldn't even get past the primaries. No telling what the future will hold though.

Regarding the ages of the people, I think it's the opposite of what you're saying. As a working person, I want to keep as much of my money as possible. But as I age, I think about retirement, the small pension I get isn't going to be enough to pay my bills. I will need Social Security and Medicare. This means, as a young person I tend to be more conservative and move towards being liberal as I get older.

I don't believe blockchains should be used to track government spending. There are secret parts of the government and the public shouldn't be able to determine what they are working on by tracking the expenses.

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It doesn't matter how popular someone is when they lose an election. Bernie could be the most popular person in the universe but he still lost -- and lost big. He couldn't even get past the primaries. No telling what the future will hold though.

Regarding the ages of the people, I think it's the opposite of what you're saying. As a working person, I want to keep as much of my money as possible. But as I age, I think about retirement, the small pension I get isn't going to be enough to pay my bills. I will need Social Security and Medicare. This means, as a young person I tend to be more conservative and move towards being liberal as I get older.

I don't believe blockchains should be used to track government spending. There are secret parts of the government and the public shouldn't be able to determine what they are working on by tracking the expenses.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (119 days ago)

Age differences are interesting. The older you get, the more you think about keeping what you've already got. The younger you are, the more you think about building your future. Seen that way, it makes sense why older people voted to leave Europe and set up borders, while younger people voted to remain united with 27 neighbouring countries.

Even though neither Bernie nor Corbyn won, younger people feel the tide is turning and that it is unstoppable. That's why all the excitement.

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Age differences are interesting. The older you get, the more you think about keeping what you've already got. The younger you are, the more you think about building your future. Seen that way, it makes sense why older people voted to leave Europe and set up borders, while younger people voted to remain united with 27 neighbouring countries.

Even though neither Bernie nor Corbyn won, younger people feel the tide is turning and that it is unstoppable. That's why all the excitement.

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Guest: (118 days ago)

Agreed

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Agreed

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TheBob TheBob (119 days ago)

You're talking as if the UK's government were as fixed as the US: you are stuck with Trump (barring death or impeachment) for the next 3.5 years. The UK is not necessarily stuck with May.

While your first sentence is true, ("Corbyn did not get the majority of seats so he didn't win and May is still PM") it could more accurately be written as "Corbyn got an increasing number of seats so he's on the rise, while May lost her majority and is fighting to remain PM."

May has some serious legislation to get passed by Parliament. The Tories are split between hard/soft Brexit as well as Remain - and even with a coalition with the DUP (still undefined as to the terms) she will find it hard to command a majority, if not impossible.

That will trigger a vote of no confidence and another election - I'd guess withing the next 6 months.

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You're talking as if the UK's government were as fixed as the US: you are stuck with Trump (barring death or impeachment) for the next 3.5 years. The UK is not necessarily stuck with May.

While your first sentence is true, ("Corbyn did not get the majority of seats so he didn't win and May is still PM") it could more accurately be written as "Corbyn got an increasing number of seats so he's on the rise, while May lost her majority and is fighting to remain PM."

May has some serious legislation to get passed by Parliament. The Tories are split between hard/soft Brexit as well as Remain - and even with a coalition with the DUP (still undefined as to the terms) she will find it hard to command a majority, if not impossible.

That will trigger a vote of no confidence and another election - I'd guess withing the next 6 months.

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Guest: (118 days ago)
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Quoth the Corbynite

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Guest: (119 days ago)

So funny , Corbin preaching " We here are so poor whilst the rich get richer " to a field full of people who paid £300 + per ticket to watch Katie Perry . Pity he couldn't support the UK Armed Forces on their big day , or for that any day , but then again that would upset his agenda of State destruction.

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So funny , Corbin preaching " We here are so poor whilst the rich get richer " to a field full of people who paid £300 + per ticket to watch Katie Perry . Pity he couldn't support the UK Armed Forces on their big day , or for that any day , but then again that would upset his agenda of State destruction.

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Maxwell1956 Maxwell1956 (120 days ago)

So happy for the citizens of the U.K. If only the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and J.S. Woodsworth were here in Canada now.

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So happy for the citizens of the U.K. If only the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and J.S. Woodsworth were here in Canada now.

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