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if Jeremy wins, it will be a shock to the world. Although Blair was jointly responsive for the war on terrorism that has decimated countless muslim countries and invited terrorism back to its originators, having Jeremy would be an asset on the road to diffusing the mess we face today.

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A YouGov poll published in Friday's edition of The Times put the Conservatives on 43 percent compared to Labour on 38 percent, far better for Labour than the double-digit margin that had previously separated it from the ruling party.

That's certainly more encouraging than the 20-point lead we saw not long ago.

Unfortunately, polls historically tend to underestimate the Tory vote as it seems many voters don't want to admit to it.

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 having Jeremy would be an asset on the road to diffusing the mess we face today.

The road to Venezuela more like. No thanks, even if the Tories are a disgrace we've all seen the results of the right kind of socialism. The UK would become an Islamic Republic under a weakling like Corbyn.

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The road to Venezuela more like. No thanks, even if the Tories are a disgrace we've all seen the results of the right kind of socialism. The UK would become an Islamic Republic under a weakling like Corbyn.

That's the kind of senationalist nonsense that the Blairites have been feeding their media pets since day one of JCs leadership bid.

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Perhaps you should read some of Corbyn's past support of the socialist dictatorship in Venezuela, and how he would have loved to bring the same kind of socialism to Britain.

We'd all like to live in the clouds with the Care Bears but the old nemesis of the left - arithmetic - rears it's head. Singing kumbaya and making daisy chains isn't going to combat Islamic terrorism. In fact, like I said earlier - they would thrive under limp willy governance from comrade Corbyn.

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Blowback is a bitch. Kind of simple, stop inviting muslims into your country unless they go through the immigration process.

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That's the kind of senationalist nonsense that the Blairites have been feeding their media pets since day one of JCs leadership bid.

I agree that the knives have been out for Corbyn and the Guardian newspaper has been the worst offender. I wonder if their contributors will soften the rhetoric slightly after these polls.

I'd vote Labour with my usual reservations. The idea that he'd be any worse than the Tories on security makes no sense to me. The leader of the Tories hardly did a stellar job on security as Home Secretary.

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I agree that the knives have been out for Corbyn and the Guardian newspaper has been the worst offender. I wonder if their contributors will soften the rhetoric slightly after these polls.

I'd vote Labour with my usual reservations. The idea that he'd be any worse than the Tories on security makes no sense to me. The leader of the Tories hardly did a stellar job on security as Home Secretary.

For all his faults, JC is a politician with passion and someone who I'd trust far more than the Blairites who made the party Tory-lite. But I guess that's what appealed to the guardianistas; none of that edgy working class Labour making them feel uncomfortable - just shiny suits and shiny people who they could identify with over a glass of pimms. Urgh.

I imagine the UK will chose "strong and stable" May but who knows? Nobody predicted Brexit.

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Corbyn gave a speech saying that UK foreign policy is to blame for terrorism and the tragic bombing in Manchester. He might want to tell his own MPs because 96 percent of them voted in favour of the UK military intervention in Libya, the very country where the terror network behind the Manchester bombing developed. I just can't imagine how sick Labour must be feeling. How can any leader of a political party sink so low as to use this excuse the same week when so many people are grieving and be so unbelievably dumb as to claim during a general election campaign that the action of his own party's members was somehow to blame for the terrorism.

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Corbyn gave a speech saying that UK foreign policy is to blame for terrorism and the tragic bombing in Manchester. He might want to tell his own MPs because 96 percent of them voted in favour of the UK military intervention in Libya, the very country where the terror network behind the Manchester bombing developed. I just can't imagine how sick Labour must be feeling. How can any leader of a political party sink so low as to use this excuse the same week when so many people are grieving and be so unbelievably dumb as to claim during a general election campaign that the action of his own party's members was somehow to blame for the terrorism.

Controversial and probably badly timed but he's not completely off the mark, is he?

Blair's willingness to follow GWB and pass off the WMD "intel" as credible led to the illegal invasion of Iraq which resulted in carnage for the citizens of that country and enabled a vacuum to be created which the likes of ISIS happily took advantage of.

The deaths of the innocent people in Manchester are down to the malcontent who detonated the device but the factors which led to the world we live in are numerous and like it or not, US and UK foreign policies have contributed.

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@mataka

Corbyn gave a speech saying that UK foreign policy is to blame for terrorism and the tragic bombing in Manchester. He might want to tell his own MPs because 96 percent of them voted in favour of the UK military intervention in Libya, 

But Corbyn wasn't leader at the time, and never voted for war on any country.

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