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To ALL my friends – Can you help me?

Seriously thanks for reading this. You could do me a massive favour by reading this, I know you’re not heavily into politics and I guess in a way this is political but really it’s more of a request. A favour. Something that you could do for me. You may owe me nothing but I think this may resonate with you. 

• If you’re wealthy then whoever is in charge of the country really won’t matter, it will never get that bad for you that you will become poor. Please, for those of us that are not that wealthy, for those of us that struggle it would help us a lot if you vote Labour in 2020. Think of it as a favour. 

• If you’re comfortable financially then I’m asking you to consider your friends who don’t have it so easy, who are not comfortable. We don’t want something for nothing but we do want a caring government and the only way we will be protected is by having a Labour government in 2020. So in 2020, can you vote Labour?

• If you’re working a minimum wage or maybe just above a minimum wage and you believe that a vote for the Conservatives is going to give you the best chance in life then I am asking you to consider two things. 1) For some of us the Conservatives won’t give us a chance to get on in life, we believe a Labour government will help us to survive and give us a chance 2) With the welfare cuts and the way the Conservatives treat the poor, what happens if you lose your job or get made redundant? Will the way things are now give you confidence that you could survive? In short, if Labour are in power not only will you keep your job but if anything happens to your job or you go through a struggle in life the only party that will help you keep your head above water is Labour. Please,  can you vote Labour in 2020?

• If you don’t vote for anyone, please, it’s just a matter of walking into a booth and ticking a box. You can even do it by post. If it doesn’t bother you who is in power then can you help a friend out? Could you do your friend a favour? Could you vote Labour in 2020? 

You may have heard that Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, is a risk to national security or that he is a danger to you and your family or that he will take the country backwards. If you’re still with me… I can give you a very brief explanation…

Do you think I am stupid? I may be poor but I am not stupid. I am not going to vote for someone who is dangerous to myself or you. I care about everyone, rich or poor. Even if we rarely speak.. I do care what happens to you. 

The reason the press and the establishment do not like Jeremy Corbyn is simply because he wants bankers to not be able to get away with ripping the British public off, he wants the likes of Google to pay their fair share of tax so that Britain is more wealthy, he doesn’t want wars, he wants to find diplomatic solutions to conflict, he wants to stop selling weapons to countries like Saudi Arabia that use them to kill civilians. He wants fairness, justice and a prosperous future for everyone, including YOU. Of course the establishment don’t like him, because the establishment would like to protect the banks and corporations at all costs because all they think about is money.

I know you’re not all about money. Sure like most people you like money and you want to be able to spend it but that’s not going to stop under Jeremy Corbyn. Whatever happens in 2020 you will be just fine no matter who is in charge. For some of us though, who is in charge will impact us. It wil make a difference. It will make our lives harder. 

So I am asking you to do me and people like me a favour. Can you vote for Labour in 2020? Can you look through the lies in the media? Can you instead listen to me, your friend? 

We may talk lots or we may only be acquaintances on a social media site but regardless, we know each other, and I’m asking you to vote with me, not against me. Can you help? 

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Poll shows Labour MP’s must back Corbyn or face exodus

The results of our poll taken this past Friday on our social network pages have thrown up some perhaps predictable but stark statistics. 

We will present the results in just one moment, don’t skip past just yet because we wanted to give a quick commentary on the Green Party. The reason will become clear as you read the results of the poll. 

Prior to and during the election, everyone knows that the Greens had a successful ‘Green Surge’. It perhaps wasn’t as large as they had hoped but it was still significant, everything looked rather good for the future. Then though the election passed and history shows that Jeremy Corbyn became leader of the Labour Party. How that must have stuck in the throats of the Green Party politicians. Here was perhaps the most left-leaning Labour leader to grace that position in recent times, arguably ever. 

There is little doubt that with the mandate Corbyn has been given coupled with the seeming post-election indifference of the Green Party, it will undoubtedly lose the Greens votes in 2020. But how many votes will it cost them and for how long?

Poll Results 

Question 1. Did you vote Labour in either of the 2010/2015 General elections?

Perhaps our most important question when you consider that although almost 59% said they had voted for Labour in either 2010/2015 a surprising 41% said they had not voted Labour at all in either 2010/2015

Question 2. Will you vote Labour in 2020?

Bearing in mind the number that said they hadn’t voted Labour in either 2010/2015 in Question 1, a huge almost 78% said they will vote Labour in 2020 with almost 17% remaining undecided.

Question 3. Will you only vote Labour in 2020 if Jeremy Corbyn is in charge? 

Almost 70% said they would only vote Labour if Jeremy Corbyn remains in charge with almost 11% undecided, although just under 20% would still vote Labour regardless.

Question 4. If Jeremy Corbyn was ousted before 2020 or resigned after a 2020 general election defeat would you remain a Labour voter?

Just over 44% would not remain Labour voters with almost 35% undecided. Just over 20% would still vote Labour. Although similar to question 3 and with some differences in voting patterns between the two, the figures for definitely voting Labour are quite similar percentages. 

Question 5. If you answered no to question 4, who would you put your political allegiance to? 

The figures below will not match the number of participants due to the variations in answering the question 

Green Party 54%, a further 12% would consider the Greens

Non Voter 20%, a further 3% would consider being a non voter

Undecided 14%


Labour
(some people still answered the question) 6%

Communist Party 2%

Plaid, CPB, Lib Dems, TUSC 1%, a further 3% would consider the SPGB and TUSC. 2% would consider the SNP and a further 1% would consider the Lib Dems.

The poll is not a scientific one and the poll was shared primarily, although not exclusively, in Labour supporting or left leaning groups on Facebook. With that said it doesn’t change a couple of stark facts. The Labour Party right now is reliant on the Corbyn juggernaut. 

The support is large and if Labour does try to oust Jeremy Corbyn there will be only one way for the Labour Party to go. Down. The effect could see a long term impact on the Labour Party. 70% would only vote Labour if Jeremy Corbyn is in charge with 54% defecting to (0r back to) the Green Party and 20% promising to not vote again at all. 

Remember, over 40% said they had not voted labour in either of the two previous elections and now they make up the vast almost 78% who intend to vote Labour in 2020. Ideally we now have to convince the undecided 17% to come on board.

The results were perhaps as expected but on paper it makes the message to the Labour MP’s clear. ‘Back Corbyn as leader or face an exodus’
  
Thank you to everyone who responded kindly and apologies to anyone who answered after the poll results were taken, you took the time to answer and that’s still appreciated.

RevSoc Comment: It is likely we will come into criticism from some quarters for polarising the Labour Party or “causing division” by doing the poll. Our opinion is that we do not believe it should cause division. Of course we also believe that people should get behind Jeremy Corbyn especially the MP’s but only in the same way they would get behind any other candidate. You may not agree with everything Corbyn says but show unity. If anyone is going to cause division it will be Labour MP’s who deliberate speak out against the leadership based on their own desires and wishes and that is detrimental to the Labour Party. We won’t stand by quietly whilst some Labour MP’s try to stab Corbyn in the back. Labour can easily win in 2020 but it needs not just voters to pull together but it needs MP’s to take note of what is happening on the ground.

By 2am there were around 8 further responses all following the same pattern with the exception of 2. Those two were preferences for UKIP. (The first and only ones of the day) 

Poll results were taken on responses between 15.20 hours and 00.20 hours beginning on Friday 16th October. 145 responses were recorded. 145 respondents answered Q1 and Q2. 138 answered Q3. 135 answered Q4. 104 people gave definite answes to Q5 and a further 24 gave other possible preferences. All percentages given within the article are rounded up or down to the nearest 1%. (By comparrison official poll outlets such as MORI often release survey results with around 1,000 respondents although with slightly more scientific questions)

Labour – Season Finale (and it’s a real cliffhanger) 

The following is a metaphor. A message. A call out. This is not just a story. 

If the next 4-and-a-bit years could be rolled into a single hour long episode then this is Labours Season Finale with the new season starting on the morning after the 2020 General Election. 

The episode starts with a recap of went before. The dastardly Tory leader David Cameron, known as ‘Pig fucker’ to his enemies (and his closest friends) has just pushed Labours hero ‘Miliband’, into a deep pit and taken control of the Government but only after everyone thought that it was Labour, the good guys, who would take control. 

 

‘Labour’ Season Finale
 

Miliband has been knocked unconscious and the camera pans up from the bottom of the pit up towards the top, with the light beaming down through a haze shining onto the lifeless body of Miliband. 

What now for our hero? 

The season finale continues. What will Miliband do? What will Labour do? Will they survive or will the evil Tories take control forever?

Miliband’s body begins to vanish only to be replaced by the lifeless body of a bearded man known as ‘Corbyn’. The viewers have seen him before but he only ever played a bit-part in the series. He always had a vision how to beat the Tories but no one took him seriously. The viewers always thought he might be right but the script writers wouldn’t entertain him which always left the viewer feeling frustrated. 

Here now was the moment where the viewer knew in their gut that this was the time for Corbyn. They were also confused though because he was lying there, lifeless. What was going to happen? 

As the tories continued to rule the country with their evil plan of world domination and pig fucking, our unexpected hero begins to awaken. By now there is a trending hashtag across social media, #corbynite, these were Corbyn’s fans, the believers hoping that a hero was about to arise. 

Half way through the episode and Corbyn indeed begins to awaken, covered in dirt, unkempt, confused and wearing a knitted jumper.. The viewer wonders, has his body been transported there, swapped with Miliband all the way from 1978? 

There is no sign of what is to come though as the episode continues to focus on the Tory machine and the nazi like control that it now possesses over the media. The country is on bended knee to this tyrant intent on taking the country to war and raping the world for its resources. 

With just 10 minutes to go Corbyn is up. He has dusted himself down, fashioned a reasonable beard with a sharp flint, rolled up his sleeves and loudly declared to all that can hear, This knitted jumper stays!!! 

The music quickens, the base is deeper, the tone is frantic, the undertones are of belief. Belief that this is the moment. 

But wait! Cameron is coming back. Why is Cameron coming back? To fill the hole? To finish him off? To remove what he thinks is the lifeless body of Miliband? 

Now the viewer is on the edge of their seat, fingers devoid of any nails left to chew..

    “Corbyn is climbing! He is climbing the pit! Go on Corbyn!  Grip that branch! Get that foot into the crevis! Climb god damn you! Climb!!”

The viewers, now suddenly known as Corbynites, are rooting for Corbyn to get out alive, the vultures circling over the pit, Cameron on his way back, the media still sucking up to the dictator that is Cameron, it seems hopeless but it’s not over. Corbyn is climbing, every bead of sweat is felt by the viewer, every slip of the foot, every breath, every grimace. 

Thwack! Corbyn’s hand launches  out of the top of the hole and comes down onto the grassy verge, hands bleeding, sweating he clings to whatever he can, the viewer now screaming, 

      “Cameron is coming!! Get out! He will kill you! Come on, get out!!”

Corbyn is flailing, he is strong but everything is stacked against him, the system is now working against Labour and our heroes and now it seems Corbyn, our last hope will be wiped out even at the last hurdle. 

Cameron arrives at the hole and he is shocked. He can’t believe what he is seeing but like the pig fucker he is he nonchalantly decides to give him a chance.

“You won’t get out alive Corbyn. You can’t win! You’re unelectable!” He shouts. 

“Get out if you can, but if you do. I will destroy you” 

Corbyn looks up and smiles, starts to pull himself out and slips just a little and grabs on to a root, teeth clenched, sweating. Corbyn is struggling but it just might be possible. The nation is with him but the system is against him. Will Corbyn get out!?

BLACK SCREEN – End of series.

And this is where we find ourselves right now, in real life. I have seen much to be hopeful about, there is a huge groundswell of support for Corbyn and his vision. Membership is up, social media is behaving like a Juggernaught heading straight for the Tory party conference, people are pledging to vote for Labour for the first time ever, some coming back to labour and others who didn’t vote at all because there was no one that represented them. 

Yet somehow the Tories, the media and political commentators, with the exception of the deep rooted left wingers, are all circling like vultures at the tiniest of comments. The smallest of errors. In fact it would be fair to say the rhetoric is something the old USSR and ‘Socialist’ Germany 1943 would have been proud of simply because it doesn’t fit their idea of what works. 

They seek to tell us, the electorate, that we have it all wrong and we are stupid for falling for it. They moan about democracy being killed because Corbyn dares to tell the cabinet to follow the line and unite the party, but the problem for these political commentators is that uniting the party is no good for their agenda. They want Corbyn to fail. They want disunity. 

Something is happening though and it’s the same thing that happened in Greece, Spain, Ireland, Scotland and incredibly is happening with Bernie Sanders in Capitalist Central, USA.

People are fed up and want something different and every time the right wing press sneers, and everytime the Tories jeer, all they serve to do is to give Corbyn a push out of that pit. It adds another outstretched hand to Corbyn to pull him clear of the hole. 

Every viewer of this Season Finale is rooting for the hero and it’s catching. This is how heroes are made, this is how social media lights up. This is what happens when an underdog is bitten too hard. It bites back. 

Remember when you’re out there in the wild, on social media, challenge every lie. Challenge every slight, speak to people in conversation about Corbyn even if they have never heard of him. This literally is fighting the system. Fighting a system that is designed to keep people like Corbyn out. 

If you don’t keep it up, Corbyn will slip back down into that hole and all this will be for nothing and Cameron will rule again. Don’t be afraid of what they say about you or him or the Labour Party. Don’t be put off. That’s what they are trying to do. Believe in the message, believe in a new politics. 

What happens in the new season? You have a part to play in that. 

Believe in your cause and the rest will follow