Labour is trailing the Conservatives by an average of 11 points, in the worst result for a leader since modern polling began in the 1950s.
The poll in the Indy, today, is very telling and damning.Only 26% of working class voters think him competent, 36% incompetent. 46% think him unelectable.Even amongst his supporters, over a third think him unelectable.So, more of Labour's traditional voters think him incompetent that competent and even those who support him a significant proportion think him unelectable.
i don't need to do SHIT, b!tch
I am on the opposite side of the world and I can't believe the Labour supporters can't see where this is taking them.
The word is the Tories are ecstatic about this result, because they can see it means power for them for the next decade.
Quote from: MSG on September 24, 2016, 08:28:13 PMI am on the opposite side of the world and I can't believe the Labour supporters can't see where this is taking them.Yeah, the "we're basically tories but marginally less dickish" strategy was working out so well for them before.
It means a minority of the electorate (ie: a majority of Labour party members) are in love with him, but most of the UK wouldn't touch him with a barge pole.
in the short term, the latter point is the probably the biggest issue because under the Westminster system, without the support of his colleagues his position is basically untenable. which means that when the next election rolls round in 4 years, his party is likely to get wiped out in an election opposed to a divided rabble of right wing nut jobs. The left wing in Scotland has already deserted the Labour Party for the SNP. Os is right, the only option for the 80% is to split the party.I am on the opposite side of the world and I can't believe the Labour supporters can't see where this is taking them.
ideological purity is a fine strategy as long as you have no aspirations to actually being the government