Jun 292016
 

Less than a year ago there was a vote by Labour party members and people who were sick of establishment and Labour inaptitude. That vote overwhelmingly elected Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour party. There have been calls for his resignation ever since along with a continuous back-stabbing farce that puts the Labour party to shame.

This afternoon (29th June) Cameron, the worst Prime Minister in living history, had the gall to tell Corbyn to go. This comes from a man who has split the UK , and whose actions to stave off the Eurosceptics of his own party  has led the UK into total chaos with Brexit and no apparent plan on what to do next.

Its thanks to Cameron that we face yet more recession, increasing horrors of unacceptable racism, more cuts and the potential parting gift of an imposed Boris Johnson.

Cameron should not have been part of the Remain campaign. He helped lose it just by being there, now like a rat deserting the sinking ship he’s off leaving the mess to some other inept con man or woman. There’s nothing honourable about Cameron, he resigned to pass the buck.

Corbyn on the other hand holds fast in the face of enormous pressure from careerist Labour MPs, ex grandees and an ever hostile right wing press. Why? Because he respects the mandate that he was elected on by ordinary people. Ordinary people who were sick of a plastic ineffectual Blairite Labour and a Labour little different from the Tories

DPAC and disabled people have had unstinting support from Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell. Both have spoken out and voted against every horror the Tories have imposed on disabled people. So when we had a message from John McDonnell we knew we’d pass it on to you.

“please send out to all DPAC members and supporters urging them to support Jeremy if there is a leadership election, we will need Labour Party members to vote for Jeremy if they are not members we will urge them to join ”

See Corbyn’s statement issued after the ‘no confidence’ vote

“In the aftermath of last week’s referendum, our country faces major challenges. Risks to the economy and living standards are growing. The public is divided.

“The Government is in disarray. Ministers have made it clear they have no exit plan, but are determined to make working people pay with a new round of cuts and tax rises.

“Labour has the responsibility to give a lead where the Government will not. We need to bring people together, hold the Government to account, oppose austerity and set out a path to exit that will protect jobs and incomes.

“To do that we need to stand together. Since I was elected leader of our party nine months ago, we have repeatedly defeated the Government over its attacks on living standards.

“Last month, Labour became the largest party in the local elections. In Thursday’s referendum, a narrow majority voted to leave, but two thirds of Labour supporters backed our call for a remain vote.

“I was democratically elected leader of our party for a new kind of politics by 60% of Labour members and supporters, and I will not betray them by resigning. Today’s vote by MPs has no constitutional legitimacy.

“We are a democratic party, with a clear constitution. Our people need Labour party members, trade unionists and MPs to unite behind my leadership at a critical time for our country.”

See some of the ways Corbyn and McDonnell have supported DPAC and disabled people

https://dpac.uk.net/2015/07/make-labour-awesome-again-vote-corbyn-jezwecan/

https://dpac.uk.net/2015/07/the-labour-party-needs-a-leader-not-a-jobsworth-thats-why-dpac-are-supporting-jeremy-corbyn/

Corbyn and McDonnell have done more than any other politicians to speak out and act against what’s happening to disabled people

And if you want to know the real story of why the Labour party seems to be against its own members see the excellent Steve Topple’s piece in the Canary: The Truth behind the Labour Coup, when it began and who manufactured it. http://www.thecanary.co/2016/06/28/truth-behind-labour-coup-really-began-manufactured-exclusive/

Labour Membership and Vote of Confidence in Corbyn Petition

To add yourself to the estimated 13,000 people who recently joined Labour with the majority giving the reason that they are supporting Corbyn

You can join either by phoning 0345 092 2299 or online :  http://www.labour.org.uk/

 

 

To sign the petition and add your name to almost 300,000 signatures to express a vote of confidence in Corbyn go to

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/a-vote-of-confidence-in-jeremy-corbyn-after-brexit

 

 

 

 

 

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  6 Responses to “For Heaven’s Sake Man Stay!#Corbyn”

  1. I’m so happy that DPAC have given their backing and support to Corbyn. I am a long time Labour Party Member and could not in all good conscience vote Labour at the GE, nothing more than a protest vote as I live in a staunch Labour area where you could literally stick a red rosette on a pig and it would win.
    After the election I decided it was time to leave the party, I could no longer financially support a party that thought that the WCA was redeemable or that they were the party for ‘working’ people not those on benefits and that Rachel Reeves would be ‘tougher on benefits’ it was no longer a Labour party I recognised such was the disconnect between the PLP and it’s members and supporters.
    Then JC stepped in, got the required signatures and so the leadership race began. I knew that I would never vote for Yvette (having had ME for a year she knows what it’s all about) Cooper of ESA infamy. Liz Kendal wasn’t even a consideration as one of ‘Blrairs Babes’ and so was left with Andy, our Andy who will attach himself to anything so long it gives him some press. So knowing nothing about JC trooped I did attend a meeting to go listen to what he had to say. The more I listened the more I liked that hasn’t changed and I’m still a member.
    Today I woke up and saw this from Jess Philips on Twitter
    I wrote a thing. The Truth Hurts More Than the Conspiracy http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jess-phillips/jeremy-corbyn-labour_b_10790296.html
    I read it and it was more of the same whinging hand wringing about why JC must go for the sake of the party, for the sake of ….and this is where it really got my goat…disabled people who need a Labour Party.
    Jess tells us that “It has been an awful week. I have barely eaten or slept and I’ve been sick”. Needless to say Jess hasn’t responded to my tweets back to her about being scared and cold and sometimes hungry for the last 6 years and abandoned by any form of opposition. Nor has she responded to me telling her that she does not represent me or a great many other disabled people.
    No instead Jess has been busy mocking and ridiculing people on twitter and of course retweeting empty echo chamber tweets that support her. Seriously this is the level that politics and politicians have sunk to.
    I recommend people read Jess’s self pitying piece and think long and hard about what it is that we want from a Labour Party, I know what I want I want a party that sticks up for what is right and understands the incredible privilege it is to represent people (not yourselves) to not sit on your hands and abstain. To challenge the neoliberal lie that Austerity (lite) is the only way. In essence I choose hope over fear, I’m sick of cowering in fear at what the Tories will think up next and I want a party that takes the fight to these ideologues who think it is better to cut disability benefits as an ‘incentive’ to work. So I’ll be sticking with my original vote, the democratic choice of the party.

  2. Boris Johnson gave his speech this morning where he resigned from the race to be Prime Minister. He spoke of the forgotten people of this country and at the end of it, it became apparent that the disabled and sick of this country who struggle with immense difficulties are still the forgotten. Jeremy Corbyn is our best hope if we want a truly inclusive society.

  3. He has to go the quicker the better for the true labour supporters.

    • ‘true labour supporters’……. so I’m not real somehow because I support democracy within my party?

  4. Well said. Disability and benefits are now a terrifying experience. We need Jeremy Corbyn ro remain leader and hopefully replace this conservative govt with a Government which serves and cares for all members of society, i.cluding the most vulnerable. Please do not leave us to further austerity, cuts and misery. We need you Jeremy to remind the British public about compassionate, inclusive society and get rid of an ethos supporting selfish obsession with personal wealth and tax dodging. We need you as a figurehead against the “me first society promoted by this vile, hateful Tory austerity movement which deliberately targets absolutely the most vulnerable with terrible effect.

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