Labour will do well to lose only 29 seats, says Unite leader

Share
Labour will do well to lose only 29 seats, says Unite leader

Speaking at the launch of the Labour manifesto at Bradford University before campaigning in Huddersfield and Leeds, Mr Corbyn declined to put a figure on how much extra Government borrowing his plans would involve. People like me are always optimistic ... things can happen.

"I see leadership as not dictating but leadership is also about listening".

'I believe these next three weeks will throw up something that is quite extraordinary.

There was confusion over whether Labour's manifesto was committing the party to ending the freeze on benefits.

Many in the Labour Party will also view Mr MCluskey's gloomy forecast as a lowering of expectations so the Labour leader can cling to power after 8 June until a younger left-wing successor can be found.

His comments were dismissed by Labour's elections co-ordinator Andrew Gwynne, who said: "This is absolute rubbish from the Tories and yet another wholly cynical ploy to try and avoid scrutiny of their own spending plans". Some opinion polls suggest Theresa May and the Tories could win more than 400 on 8 June.

Both Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband resigned after leading Labour to defeats in 2010 and 2015 but, amid speculation that jockeying for position has already begun, there have been suggestions that Mr Corbyn could stay on if he equals the 30.4% vote share that Ed Miliband got in 2015.

The latest opinion polls have Labour around 30% or more with the Conservatives above 40%.

He suggested winning 200 seats - almost 30 fewer than in 2015 - would be a "successful" result for Mr Corbyn.

Politico quoted McCluskey as saying working class voters who plan to vote Conservative for the first time will do so "because their mind is being turned by the constant attack of the media on Jeremy Corbyn and the image that they've pinned on Jeremy".

On the chances of a Labour victory, Mr McCluskey said: In terms of the imagery of Jeremy, that's a huge task. You've got the guy.

"I am very proud that we have a party that is diverse, that is inclusive, that is pluralistic and this manifesto is a product of that process".

We're not going to repeat them here, but suffice to say the report is extremely slanted in a direction that we honestly struggle to recognise following years of following JME's work (and social media output). "Vote for Jeremy Corbyn. show us how it's done!"

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Trauma mandibola, Zappacosta salta Genoa
Hart giocherà in porta, mentre Acquah, Baselli e Benassi giostreranno in mezzo. Il giorcatore verrà monitorato giorno per giorno. Guai per Sinisa Mihajlovic e per il Torino.

China's Xi Jinping confident in future of new OBOR effort
She added India is always welcome to join the BRI but it depends on the country's attitude towards the mega-connectivity project. China wants to revive the network of silk-trade routes across the ocean and land of centuries past.

Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call - Microsoft warns
The Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Co-ordination Centre said 2,000 computers at 600 companies in Japan had been affected. Bitcoin, the world's most-used virtual currency, allows anonymous transactions via heavily encrypted codes.

Ransomware attack should be wake-up call for governements
But that's complicated, because hackers need to find security flaws that are unknown, widespread and relatively easy to exploit. The kill switch is said to have prevented the attacks from spreading, saving millions of computers from being affected.

PMB Will Sign 2017 Budget - Enang
Speaking further on budget, the Information minister said an "advanced copy" of the budget was in possession of the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udo Udoma.

Wigglesworth refuses to give up dream of an England recall
I am confident that I will be going for the next few years, and not only going but looking to improve. We said "look, we've done it once, there is no reason we can't be up there again".

N Korea's holding U.S. citizen 'concerning'
In January past year , North Korea also arrested Otto Warmbier, a US college student who had traveled to the country as a tourist. Warmbier was convicted of subversion in March 2016 and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.

Misano, Santamonica: incidente nelle prove del Campionato Italiano di Velocità
Sembra una maledizione: Simone Mazzola è stato trasferito all'Ospedale Bufalini di Cesena dopo la caduta sulla pista di Misano Adriatico dove sono in programma le prove libere della terza tappa del CIV.

Cilindro del Freno Grave Aircraft
Quando si parla del sistema frenante idraulico del vostro veicolo, il cilindro è una parte di massima importanza. Se siete degli esperti di auto saprete già che il cilindro del freno ha bisogno di essere rimosso con cura.

Canelo Alvarez vs. GGG set for September 16
GGG has never fought in Vegas, and in fact all but one of his US-based matchups have occurred in either California or NY . Golovkin strode toward the ring , the same one he'd appeared in a year earlier after being jilted by Alvarez .

© 2015 Vivere Milano. All Rights reserved.