Jeremy Corbyn took the bold move today to rule out a coalition with SNP, The Greens, The Liberal Democrats and any of the politicians in The Labour Party.

Talking to the Labour NEC he began by ruling out a coalition with the Liberal Democrats who had already, earlier in the day, ruled out a coalition with him.

He then ruled out an alliance with the SNP who had suggested they would be prepared to form a progressive coalition to keep the Tories out.

“Progressive? Progressive? They’re hardly progressive are they?” Corbyn told the Herald. “They’re hardly Hezbollah are they? They’re about as left wing as the bloody Labour Party, I’m not going to work with any of those buggers either.”

The Greens have suggested that parties to the left of the Tories should put aside partisan politics and work together to winkle the Tories out of power but Corbyn has dismissed the prospect.

He has suggested that he would be prepared to form a coalition with anybody more left wing than he is and has not ruled out exhuming Michael Foot, Arthur MacManus and Eleanor Marx in order to form a cabinet.


Quentin D Fortesqueue is a founding editor of The Rochdale Herald. Part time amateur narcissist and full time satirist Quentin is never happier than when playing his lute and drinking a full bodied Bordeaux. He rarely plays the lute and never gets to drink Bordeaux.