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Wed Jul 13, 2016, 10:06 AM

1. This blog post might make the decision a little clearer

Would you rather sit down for a pint with the beareded old loon droning on about his five year plan for tractor production or sit opposite Eagle scowling at you and just being nasty about everyone while quoting stats on affirmative action programmes? I honestly think I'd rather spend my time with the bearded old loon and I suspec t many ordinary voters would regard it something of a Hobson's choice but in the end agree with me.

And then what does Ms Eagle stand for? She was enthusaistic about Remain (Corbyn was not), very pro the illegal Iraq war (Corbyn was not) and cares deeply about metropolitan liberal issues such as sexuality and affirmative action for women. These may be important matters but they are not the prime concerns of what used to be termed the "core vote" and on Iraq/EU she is on a different side of the barricades to the core vote, Corbyn is not. Put bluntly, Eagle's chances of stopping Labour's core working class vote abandining it altogether are even more remote than those of Comrade Corbyn.

The gushing endorsement of the Blairite metropolitan elite for Ms Eagle tells you everything you need to know. She might just be the one person in Labour who would make it even less electable than Comrade Corbyn. Being well ahead of the game, I flagged this up some weeks ago and I am now genuinely torn. Should I remain on the barricades with my comrades to support Comrade Corbyn or should I consider a tactical switch to Ms Eagle?


http://www.tomwinnifrith.com/articles/9207/corbyn-vs-eagle-who-should-a-tory4corbyn-back-eagle-has-a-lot-of-plus-points

(Note: the typos are his)

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