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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:12 pm    Post subject: Why I am now thinking of voting for Corbyn at the next ge... Reply with quote

Britain will face another general election within the next 5 years and my thinking has evolved since May's disastrous snap election in June.

My views on Jeremy Corbyn has shifted as he has moved to the Right on hard Brexit, controlling immigration and a much tougher approach to domestic security and Islamist terrorism.

Whilst I still have significant reservations about Corbyn's instincts on these issues, he has moved to the point that I don't think he will be a total disaster as prime minister.

However, it is our looming economic/energy crunch that is the biggest issue. I've reached the conclusion that Corbyn's instincts and natural hostility towards finance capital and the banks will mean that he will more likely re-nationalize the banking system in the event of another economic crisis.

The status quo is not sustainable and we need to start moving into a post-growth era of structures better suited to scarcity industrialism. Corbyn certainly doesn't have all the answers and on key issues I still disagree with him or distrust his motives.

However, a Corbyn government doesn't horrify me anymore and I can see upsides. I would still prefer a Conservative government to do the above and I think that "Mayism" was a good start in that direction.

If the Tories get a decent leader and some decent policies that adapt the best of Corbynism but keep out the worst elements, then that will get my vote.

If not, I may be voting Labour for the first time in my life...
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