Establishining a new party is a gigantic task, not least financing it. Where is the money going to come from... the Unions? Corbyn had a chance to create a new party on the left when he became leader of the Labour Party, perhaps the best opportunity for a century. He could have radically transformed Labour from within, kicking the right out or forcing them to leave en masse and reforming the party machine structurally to give power to the Labour activists and constituencies over candidate selection. At the same time he would have kept control over the 'brand', the name, the structure and forced the right to establish a new party outside Labour and forced them to show their true colours.
Only he never wanted to really do this, his niceness aside, it's his ####ing incompetence that annoys me. The bloke isn't an intellectual or a strategist. He's a backbencher who was catapulted into a position of power he never desired and wasn't suited for temprementally or intellectually. That the 'left' is in a worse position now than when he took over, weaker and bereft of coherent ideas... John MacDonald!, is an indictment of Corbyn's leadership.
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