#SluggerReport – Will the Tories converge just as Labour explodes?

On this morning’s SluggerReport, I sketch out the possibility/likelihood that the Tories will circle the wagons around Theresa May and bring Andrea Leadsom into the UK government’s negotiation team. Then turning to the potentially terminal crisis of the Labour movement

 

  • Declan Doyle
  • hgreen

    Ha ha. This has to be the worst plot since the last Adam Sandler movie.

  • Sharpie

    Long term game – something is shifting and it will happen in lurches and jolts, not smooth and painless. All of what is going on is unprecedented so it is impossible, even fool hardy to explain it. Hindsight will anoint someone who got it right, but there are so many theories and analyses being posted that it is just noise.

    What is clear is that grass roots people have found a voice – both right and left wing and are enjoying using it. In time the system will probably co-opt them and nullify them – it always does – even in the Arab Spring. I cannot see the UK falling into conflict over this, yet. But the stakes are rising and rising and people will become more and more desperate – especially those with the most (money, power and influence) to lose.

  • Skibo

    Both right and left may have found their voices in a referendum but who will be their voice come a GE?
    The Tories will have to take another lurch to the right to keep the newly invigorated right but if labour continue to push out Corbin, who will have the left voice? The labour party that remain if Corbin leaves will be a pale reflection of the Conservative party.

  • Skibo

    Perhaps now that the Iraq report has been released and Jeremy did not call for Tony to be beheaded, the MPs may fall in behind him again.

  • Sharpie

    I think the referendum belonged to the right. It is the Corbyn putsch that is being fought by the left – he is a darling of the left and it looks like he is being given permission by the membership to split the party.

    The Blairite new Labour PLP are really stuck now. They either eat humble pie or fight. Either way they have broken the party.

    These are crazy times.

  • chrisjones2

    Except that a very high % of Brexit voters are ex Labour

  • chrisjones2

    Of course they will!! Just as Labour implodes then explodes

  • Skibo

    It often amazes me the depth of your intelligence and the unlimited access you have to facts and figures. Please tell me where you got that we gem?

  • Skibo

    Sharpie, i think you are wrong with your first statement on the labour party. The membership gave Corbin a mandate to lead the party.
    Your second statement is more factual in the fact that the Blairlites will either have to eat humble pie or THEY will split the party.
    It is not the first time it has happened. What ever happened to the Social Democrats? Historians will remember Ramsay McDonald.

  • chrisjones2

    All hail Theresa!! The safe(ish) pair of hands who will Brexit but keep the oiks in line

    Bet she wishes now that she had let Boris get the water cannon. She may need them if she is seen as slipping back