In response to the probably unnecessary furore about a statement Jeremy didn't actually say, his official campaign Twitter said this, "Jeremy has opened a debate on street harassment that is otherwise ignored." Well thank you so much Mr Corbyn. I must have imagined the stellar work by the @everydaysexism team for the past however many years. Or the local Hollaback campaigns in both London and Birmingham. I must have dreamed the Labour Women's Safety Commission meetings organised by Yvette Cooper. A lovely dream were I went to lots of local and national consultations with all of the founders of those campaigns and many other women's groups.
Are Cooper and Kendall the only women in this country who have never felt a hand creep onto their waist on the tube? Who've never had an erection launched into their lower back during rush hour? Who've never had a broom handle shoved up between their legs as they ascended the stairs at Tottenham Court Road?
Every Labour Party member is currently drowning in a sea of paper. Some have suffered only minor paper cuts; others haven't been so lucky. I have received roughly 23 letters since I wrote the previous sentence. My postman has suffered a nervous breakdown. Enough is enough.
Cooper's own vision of reforming capitalism into a social-democratic alternative based on Labour's founding principles of social justice seemed just as radical as Corbyn's vision to me - if not more so, as it looks to harness the future rather than the past.
This endorsement of Jeremy Corbyn is, admittedly, in part to do with the man's record; as one of Parliament's lowest expenses claimants; as the Labour MP to vote against the party whip more than any other; as someone who protested apartheid, opposed wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and supported LGBT rights when such views were unpopular; as the only Labour leadership hopeful to oppose Trident and austerity.
The Labour Party is moving into meltdown before a single ballot has been cast. The polarisation within the party - pro and anti-Corbyn - is going to be problematic in the future. It is not just about "what if Corbyn wins?", but what if he only just loses.
So the deadline has now passed for people to register as Labour supporters to have a vote in the Labour Leadership election. Amid stories of malign infiltration by some Tories and others, Labour is right to check the genuineness of applications before ballot papers are issued.
I always believed that Labour had lost it's fight because it had lost sight of it's purpose. I was wrong. The party machines remains acutely aware of that purposes, it just chooses to ignore it. The three mainstream candidates have united to show only too clearly that their fight is still within them, it is still bristling.
The vultures have circled around Labour for years. Miliband even showed off a giant gravestone at one point, and outsiders have frequently dealt the party a huge blow, e.g. Russell Brand, who displayed a sudden passion for politics and urged his apathetic fans to vote for Miliband... a mere 14 days after the deadline to register had passed!
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It is crucial that over the coming month at least one of the mainstream candidates rises to that challenge. As things stand, I only know the candidate I can't support and that is not enough.
How dare you declare that if you lose you will not support the new leader? We had one sore loser, David, that instead of staying on and helping his brother and his party win the election, he resigned and left. He showed what was important to him and it was not the Labour party and the people of this country. We do not need any more people like that.
It's not enough to be angry at the world. We're the Labour party, we have a responsibility to change the world or what's the point of us at all. Because in the end Britain needs a strong Labour party now more than ever. Power is in the hands of a narrow Tory elite. Concentrating wealth, widening inequality, fragmenting Britain, letting people down Already they broke their promises. Already they are turning the clock back. They only have a majority of 12. We can beat them. They are still only Tories. Now is not the time to give in.
I have decided to back Yvette Cooper to become leader of the Labour Party, and therefore the next Prime Minister of the UK. If you give me a couple of minutes, I'll try and explain why.
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