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Yvette Cooper: Hypocrisy and lack of vision

August 20, 2015
ToryLite - Ed Balls

ToryLite – Ed Balls

What a difference a day makes. Yesterday a hatchet job by Wato on Jeremy Corbyn, today on Wato softly softly with Yvette Cooper.

Yvette Cooper demonstrated she had a complete lack of vision. It was basically more of the same.

She proposed a few areas in which she would like to spend money, basically CorbynLite, but when asked where was the money coming from she did not know, but then went on to attack Quantitative Easing as proposed by Jeremy Corbyn.

She was opposed to the Tory cuts. Did she opposes the Tory Welfare Bill? Er, no.

Could she explain the widening gap between Labour MPs and the public, as has clearly been shown by the support for Jeremy Corbyn. No, she could not. Maybe, as caller suggested, we need to change the Labour MPs to be more representatives of the public.

She was concerned at people joining the Labour Party who did not share Labour Party values. What are these values?

Would she, if invited, join a Jeremy Corbyn team, or invite Jeremy Corbyn to join her team? An empathic no.

Basically it was more of the same tired old policies that lost Labour the last election and saw Labour wiped out in Scotland.

Like the rest of the Labour Party Establishment, she still does not get it why Labour lost the last election, and why Jeremy Corbyn is speaking to packed and overflowing meetings. A lack of understanding of economics, but then she is married to Ed Balls. Basically a lack of vision, her one policy, attack Jeremy Corbyn.

Yvette Copper abstained on the Tory Welfare Bill, which will take a further £12 billion from the poor.

Yvette Cooper voted against the Iraq War Inquiry.

Yvette Cooper supports a third runaway at Heathow.

An Open Letter to Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall

August 18, 2015
Jeremy Corbyn: I do not believe in personal abuse of any sort

Jeremy Corbyn: I do not believe in personal abuse of any sort

I honestly and wholeheartedly wish that a woman in this leadership campaign had been conducting themselves like Jeremy Corbyn – laying out positive principled fresh policies, listening to us, the people and new supporters – getting us all fired up and queueing around the block to re-engage in politics. Giving us hope. But let’s be totally honest, that hasn’t happened has it?

Instead I have witnessed an ugly one-sided bun fight, which in the last week has become distressing at best – as the Labour Party machine has quite openly turned itself in full force (in the media and online) against one of their own candidates – the one who’s been out here getting us all engaged and involved – it’s been absolutely shameful.

Jeremy Corbyn has been dutifully serving the Labour Party for the past 30 years and during this leadership campaign, his own beloved party have treated him with such a shocking disrespect and utter contempt that it has been both distressing and embarrassing to witness. I can’t remember a situation in recent politics where a decent man of principle, conviction and service has had to face such machinations and treachery from his own colleagues – it has been an attempt at bullying – pure and simple. So if he doesn’t win the leadership then extreme bullying will and that is more depressing than anything I can imagine as an outcome right now.

So many people, myself included, became supporters & prospective members – we got involved because of a positive and hopeful campaign for everybody’s future – the Jeremy Corbyn campaign. And now it would seem that the Labour Party elite see fit to calling us Trots and Marxists for believing in a man’s vision?! Is that appropriate? NO! An ex Prime Minister has even called us heartless, and others have referred to us as morons and lefty scum and infiltrators – I have voted Labour most of my life – and Jeremy Corbyn brought me back – surely that’s a thing to be celebrated? His positive and inspiring campaign of hope and involvement gave me cause to get stuck in – and my reward? Insults and a chance to witness a mass propaganda campaign by his own party against him. It has knocked me absolutely sick.

My choice will be to vote for the man who made me feel that hope, the man who shared his vision through a constant barrage of abuse and who still kept telling us positively and with decency towards the rest of you, exactly what he stood FOR – whilst you all continued to holler and dismiss him and talk about how about how you were all so AGAINST him and how unelectable he is in your opinion, again and again and again. He’s your colleague – your loyal comrade. Doesn’t that mean anything to you? How on earth could you possibly think that the past three weeks of utter abuse might have made him feel? Many people in the Labour Party owe that man a sincere and heartfelt apology.

And, what’s more, I think it’s up to us, the public and the new supporters to let you know who is electable, don’t you? I choose Jeremy Corbyn. I choose decency in the face of despicable bullying. I choose principle over poking people with a stick. I choose hope.

— Wendy Richardson

Wonderful open letter Wendy Richardson posted by Occupy London.

When people get their junk pleading e-mail from Liz Kendall and Yvette Cooper, I suggest copy this letter in response.

Yvette Cooper attack on Jeremy Corbyn demonstrates her ignorance of economics

August 13, 2015

Yvette Cooper putting her head above the parapet to basically say Corbyn is old fashioned and I’m a woman so elect me…….thanks for that! — Mark Fitchett

In attacking the economic policies of Jeremy Corbyn, all Yvette Cooper has done is demonstrate her appalling ignorance of economics and why she is not a fit person to lead the Labour Party.

And to plead, elect me because I am a women, is to scrape the bottom of the barrel.

Neo-liberal agenda has failed. It may look fine from a glass tower in Canary Wharf, look to the banks of the Dnistr on the fringes of Empire, where the locals are scraping a living on less than $5 a day.

Austerity is a failure. It transfers money from the poor the the rich. We only have to look to Greece to see the failure of austerity.

Every leading economist has said austerity is not working.

Markets are supposed to self-correct. They do not, as we saw with the banking crisis of 2008.

Quantitative Easing injected £375 billion into the economy. It went into the pockets of bankers and the rich.

We need in the long term to get down the deficit. We do not do it by screwing the poor.

Yvette Copper says Jeremy Corbyn lacks credibility. No, it is Yvette Cooper who lacks credibility.

Yvette Copper says Jeremy Corbyn wants to move backward, ‘old solutions to old problems’. Far from it, Jeremy Corbyn is moving forward with a progressive radical green agenda. He wants to expand renewables, he wants to see participatory democracy, he wishes to see monopolies like rail and electricity brought back into public ownership, he sees a role for open co-ops, collaborative commons.

I find everywhere I go, there is excitement at the thought of a win by Jeremy Corbyn.
People who have no interest in politics, people who have always voted Tory are supporting Jeremy Corbyn.
The middle classes see their kids saddled with huge debts, with dire job prospectives.
People know the existing system is not working.
People look at Tory and Labour, Tweedledee v Tweedledum, they cannot see the difference. They think why vote, all it does is legitimise a corrupt system. If they want Tory, they vote Tory. Or those that voted Labour in May, did so with a peg over their nose, the lesser of two evils.
Every time I hear Labour Establishment attack Jeremy Corbyn, all it does is reinforce they have not a clue why they lost the last election, and that we need to see a wholesale clear out of these people.
People are sick of party apparatchiks, puppets of big business.
80% are opposed to corporate greed.
I am looking forward to Jeremy Corbyn at Prime Minster’s Questions. It will be intelligent questioning, not infantile public school point scoring.
People are not interested in parties. What they are interested is issues.
People are not interested in the Labour Party, they are interested in seeing Jeremy Corbyn elected as leader.
Meetings across the country are not being organised by local Labour Parties. They are being organised by young people with no party affiliation, who want to hear what Jeremy Corbyn has to say.

Yvette Copper abstained on the Tory Welfare Bill, which will take a further £12 billion from the poor.

Yvette Cooper voted against the Iraq War Inquiry.

Yvette Cooper supports a third runaway at Heathow.


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