As the General Election enters its second week one can only suppose the question on everyone's lips is; 'What the hell is Wrong with the Labour Party?' Let's face it none of us likes to see anything in distress, really, if an animal was in that much pain you would Put it out of its misery!


Anyone that watched Jeremy Corbyn's poor performance on the Andrew Mar show on Sunday must have thought he had had a few late night's; by Monday in Scotland, they were sure of it. Unfortunately, he did little better on Tuesday, spending some time with the UK's Top Civil-Servant, Sir Jeremy Heywood about how they would handle the transition of governments on June 9th.

Later, Corbyn, through a Labour spokesman, praised Sir Jeremy's 'professionalism and commitment to his job,' and looked forward to the meeting being discussed in an inter-departmental manner. One can only wonder who burst out laughing first? Believing things could not get any worse they hauled out an underused Big-Gun, Sir Keir - named after one of the founders of the labour movement - Starmer, the 54-year old human rights lawyer and ex-director of Public Prosecutions to clarify certain muddled positions. And yes, as shadow Brexit Secretary, here was the man to sort out the muddle and clear Labours decks for the tough-talking ahead. Wrong!

So, What's the Problem?

Sadly, he was almost as incoherent as the Party Leader.

Praised in the past for his charismatic performances he appeared flat and disinterested as he bored his way through a speech that ensured that all who were still listening by the end, were as confused on the Brexit Policy as before. He fumbled on about 'only we can get the best deal;' without explaining how that could be achieved.

Hinting that if what was on the table was not acceptable to MP's, it would be rejected and possibly delay the final outcome. He also failed to clarify the Party's stance on free movement as a means to limit immigration, which the EU has stipulated as a deal-breaker to access to the free market.


Of course, we are talking about clarity and reassurance here.

Labour have been accused of not listening to the voters for a very long time, and they still seem not to be. Elections are only won by fire and flame, with the electorate on your side for the better and the good of all. Just remember back to Gordon Brown's impassioned speech before the Scotish referendum vote. Many would have said that his commitment, his knowledge and heartfelt sentiment did much to turn the tide in favour of the NO vote. When your back is against the wall, you do everything in your power to succeed by the way you put your ideas forward. Where is that passion and gut now that Labour needs it the most..?