Labours’ Lack of Direction and Cohesiveness

A fourth shadow cabinet minister resigned today, and similarly to the previous three to have resigned, Catherine McKinney, has also cited a lack of direction and, I guess what seems a lack of labour ‘cohesiveness’.

Its another devastating blow for Jeremy Corbyn, a man now under huge pressure to start showing a true sense of leadership and begin to start giving back on the promise of a ‘new politics’, something which he so heavily championed to help him gain leadership of the Labour Party.

But even more importantly for Corbyn, is that he needs to cement together the deepening cracks that are appearing within the Labour Party. Anger over the sacking of Pat McFadden, which prompted the resignation of three other ministers, is further evidence of the worrying times that could be ahead for Jeremy Corbyn and Labour.

This has played well to the ears of David Cameron and the Conservative Party. Not only will the lack of unity in the labour camp and the falling support for Jeremy Corbyn please him, but the reshuffle and the fall out from it has made a nice little distraction from the real problems that are facing the UK and Globally in terms of Politics.

Floods. Junior doctors to go on strike for the first time in 40 years. Britain’s supposed support for the justice system in Saudi Arabia. ISIS. And many more, these are the issues that should be at the focus, but as a result of the problems of the Labour Party, they are sadly not being discussed or as heavily acknowledged as they should be.

One day, hopefully in the near future, Labour will at least become a more unified and stronger opposition and we can focus on the things that really should matter in our world of Politics.


Jeremys’ Test


Jeremy Corbyns’ victory to become the leader of the labour party was flawed from the beginning wasn’t it? A promise of a ‘New Politics’, from a vastly experienced politician, yet who was unknown to the public until the final few weeks of the labour elections, and views and ideologies that would be obviously divisive and a self described, republican, democratic socialist…

Well… with a cabinet reshuffle, he may be about to give the biggest test to his own leadership. And perhaps the labour party and the labour voters will finally begin to see the direction in which Corbyn is taking their party… Or maybe they won’t, after all it could just be a few people swapping jobs.