Totally agree all. This was the Labour before Corbyn... and I for one want no part of that.
The whole issue of disillusioned working class voters is one that only a left-leaning leadership can tackle. The industrial heartlands in this country were destroyed by Thatcher, ignored, patronised and under-funded by new Labour, and left ripe for easy answers to complicated questions by bigots like Farage and the right of the Tories.
New Labour took "Labour heartlands" for granted – look at Scotland. I doubt if Labour will hold a majority there again in my lifetime.
It's a scary time but good people have to get stuck in and try with all our might to cut across the racism and argue for a better world for all communities.
I'm off to Parliament Square tonight to protest at the right-wing coup going on in Labour and to wave goodbye to the careerist no-marks who can't get used to my party not being a second eleven for the Tories. And I do love you lot. Always got something great to say and takes on things I hadn't thought of. You're all great. xxx