Buying votes

Vote Rigging for Dummies
I was intrigued – but not surprised – to learn this morning that the Labour Party has attracted no fewer than 183,000 ‘affiliated supporters’ during the 48 hours that people were permitted to register to vote in the upcoming leadership election. This has added no less that £4,588,525 to the Labour Party’s coffers at £25 a head.

It’s interesting to compare the way the Labour Party is running this election to the leadership election recently carried out by the Conservatives. Quite reasonably, if you joined the Conservative Party less than 6 months before the leadership contest was announced then you were not eligible to vote in that election. This ensured that only genuine Conservative members were allowed to vote for a new leader. Labour, of course, has no such scruples when it comes to keeping the bully boy lefties in power.

It would be interesting to know how many of those £25 payments were made out of the individual’s own pockets and how many were ‘reimbursed’ by the Trades Unions. It would, after all, be a good way to divert members subscriptions into the Party’s coffers, wouldn’t it?

Whatever the ins and outs of this practice, one thing is obvious. If this was being done in Zimbabwe of some other such similar third world shit hole, then the UN would be condemning it as electoral fraud – yet when it is done in this country by one of our major political parties, it is described as ‘opening up democracy to the masses’. It is, as a matter of fact, the exact opposite.

Thankfully, it will make little difference. Corbyn will hang onto his job courtesy of Unite activists and Momentum bullying and intimidation. The PLP will continue to defy him and might even resign the whip and break away. If they do so, then I somehow doubt it will be – as Tim Farron recently fantasised – to join the Liberal Democrats.

Whichever way you look at it, something here stinks and there appear to be an awful lot of people about with a dreadful sense of smell…

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6 responses to “Buying votes

  1. rapscallion

    For a start it’s what Labour do, and in all certainty has been doing for some considerable time. However, I’m more than happy to watch Comrade Corbyn ignore his PLP and the NEC, and defer to “Labour Party members”, who I’ve no doubt make up a large proportion of generation snowflake, and virtually all the SJW’s and unicorn chasers. They’re not really interested in power you see, just the purity of ” the class struggle” That’s the thing you see – taking to the streets are terrorising decent people. It’s what the left do Dioclese. Personally it gives me huge pleasure to watch Labour wallow in its bout of self-immolation. Couldn’t happen to a nicer party.

    C***s

  2. Couldn’t agree more. I’m watching the daily melt-down with a mixture of amusement and horror, though I think they deserve it. They’ve dealt very treacherously with the ordinary British voter and are now reaping the rewards.

    What I can’t get my head around is that the very thing they accuse the Brexiteers of doing, they are doing themselves. What are they? Two-faced, or just blind?

    :o)

  3. I’ve been stocking up on popcorn. This will run and run and boy, am I enjoying the spectacle. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch.

  4. Stonyground

    It seems to me that the kind of hard left socialism that Corbyn and his acolytes propose is incompatible with democracy. Anyone with even the slightest knowledge of the history of the twentieth century is never going to vote for them and, in the unlikely event that they actually get elected, they are going to be shown the door at the next election due to them inevitably trashing the economy. As far as I am aware, until the Blair era, no Labour government had served more than a single term before being voted out. So it is hardly a surprise that these people see democracy as being rather inconvenient and try to subvert it in any way they can.

  5. Beryl Ashby Leicester

    Jeremy Corbyn should the right thing and resign for the good of the party this isn’t about him At first I thought he’s naive never had any experience living a real life I thought of him has like a lot of people of his age an eternal student the rest of us grew up in the real world And the reality of that and what everyday living entails He’s never left those naive and idealistic views in the past when he should have grown up like the rest have idealism does not put food not the tables

    berylashby@ output. Com

    • He should do the right thing and stay for the good of the country. We need to ensure that Labour stay unelectable after the last Labour government did their best to wreck our economy we really don’t need another bunch of lefty idiots in charge!