Opportunist Labour Party seizing excuse to get rid of Corbyn for supposed electoral advantage instead of focusing on national interest

If any more proof were needed that the Labour Party has utterly lost its way, it is the party’s prioitising of internal vested interests over the immediate needs of the country.

The Labour Blairite faction has never accepted Jeremy Corbyn as party leader and have, virtually to a man, refused to serve in his shadow cabinet.

With the honourable exception of Andy Burnham, whose conduct has been exemplary since he lost the leadership election to Corbyn, the best known of a fairly mediocre bunch of Labour MPs have kept themselves apart.

Those, largely rookies, that Corbyn was forced to put into his shadow  cabinet have, over the past twenty four hours, been resigning on schedule in a clearly coordinated choreography of coup.

Seriously, does it matter?

The vast majority in the ranks of the resignees are unknowns for very good reason.

The ‘entitled’ core of the Labour party have been looking for a moment to try to unseat Corbyn since the day he was elected.

They have seen the post-Brexit numbness as st that moment, pinning their decapitation attempt in charges that he did not campaign hard enough.

The question they have to answer in response to that allegation is why they themselves failed to campaign vigorously in favour of the Remain position that was party policy?

And now, when Britain literally does not know where it is – and will not know for some time; when racist louts are interpreting the result as a licence to abuse and intimidate people on the streets of this cuntry and in its communities who simply look to them like immigrants; and where the county has no effective government i the current limbo – Labour is seizing the opportunity to get rid of the leader it has never given a chance.

Labour has clearly lost its connections with its own grassroots and has lost its influence over its own traditional voters.

There would appear to be very good reason for this.

If they do manage to unhorse Corbyn, they are deluded to imagine that anyone they install in his place will get them elected in the next General Election. They lack the substance to persuade.

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  • It would be funny if it were not so serious. Corbyn’s constituents voted remain and all the constituents of these Oxbridge Mandleson spads, that were parachuted into solid Labour seats for a lifetime career at the trough, voted leave. They would probably struggle to find their constituencies without a satnav.
    George Galloway thinks there will be two Labour parties before the week is out, the parliamentary party and the people’s party.
    It will be very interesting at the next election as they all lose their deposits.

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    Murdoch MacKenzie June 27, 2016 3:55 pm Reply
    • There’s only one Mandelson and, thank God, there’s only one George Galloway (somewhat deflated these days, I very much hope).
      You know full well that Jeremy Corbyn is well to the left of the Labour centre, just as those calling for his resignation aren’t all champagne socialists, and that those recently rallying in his support aren’t all Labour Party stalwarts rather than hard left fanatics.

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      Robert Wakeham June 29, 2016 11:13 am Reply
  • They can’t blame Corbin for it all. Every shadow minister is supposed to be a heavyweight in their own right so it is a collective failing of the Labour Party not to get the message out.

    But maybe they did get the message out and maybe it was not a message the electorate agreed with?
    The fascinating this about this is there is usually a left – right / winner – loser party political position. The referendum was conducted outwith this convention so you had individuals from all parties on both sides.

    The chaos seen now is because NO mainstream political party leadership (or any other credible business / economic / other nation statesman) thought Brexit was a good idea and now no identifiable grouping or coherent body is in the effective winning position. Amazingly, it is a win with nobody at the wheel to deliver it. At least with the Scottish Referendum there was a ‘delivery structure’ in the SNP behind it.

    Of the figureheads of leave, Farage, Boris and Gove, only Gove has a position in the cabinet. The other two have no political position at all.
    Any promises of what the outcome will look, what we’ll negotiate with Europe, or ‘mandate’ to go forward with is by definition pure hot air made by people with no legitimacy to make any promises or means to deliver.
    With no mainstream political party behind it, no-one is in a position to make any promises.

    And amongst this, Labour eats itself up.
    Personally, I think there is a good case for Labour, LibDem, SNP and Conservatives to come together and collaborate on how to deliver something none of them actually wanted but the people apparently do. Infighting along party political lines seems woefully inadequate right now. We’re way beyond that.

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    Jerry McIver June 27, 2016 4:51 pm Reply
  • No arguments over Labour losing it’s connection with it’s own grassroots, however Corbyn was meant to be the person to start that reconnection, he has failed miserably.

    As you highlight in your article, Corbyn was only able to put in place a shadow cabinet largely comprising of inexperienced MP’s who the majority of us had never heard of. We need experienced politicians who are able to hold the Government to account in this incredibly difficult time. Something Corbyn would never of been able to do.
    As we now have a short hiatus in british politics, this is the ideal time to remove him and address the need for a competent leader and shadow cabinet.

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    John M June 27, 2016 5:41 pm Reply
  • Is Chilcot the sword of Damocles?

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    A.Salmon June 27, 2016 7:32 pm Reply
    • More likely Blair’s nemesis, surely, since the vast majority of the recrimination and blame for the Iraq ‘misadventure’ was piled on him rather than his government and party.

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      Robert Wakeham June 28, 2016 2:53 pm Reply
  • Fecking Labour Lemmings, blaming Corbyn for the Brexit vote!! You what??? And all those Labour Lemmings spoke so powerfully for Remain themselves, didn’t they now? (Rhetorical question.)
    Just exactly what we need now, of course … !!! TWO political parties with internal wars.
    And Nick Clegg seems to be trying to re-invent himself as The Man of Reason.
    Despair …

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    ClootieDumpling June 27, 2016 8:11 pm Reply
  • There’s a pattern here. Every time there is a referenduum, no matter whether Labour are on the winning side or the loosing side, they go into meltdown.

    It was predictable, and indeed predicted. I suppose the real question is whether or not it’s simply inevitable.

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    jake June 28, 2016 2:16 pm Reply
  • I have loyally supported every labour leader from Michael Foot to Jeremy Corbyn even those that I did not vote for that was what was expected of the party loyal foot soldiers .
    The events of the last two days show the double standards of so many labour mps Loyalty asked for to support Tony Blair but not Jeremy Corbyn despite his overwhelming support from ordinary party members like myself.Tonight we see the person I voted for as Scottish Leader joining the coup Kezia Dugdale .
    Jeremy Corbyn needs to be brave.At the moment there are 172 of them .If it gets to a leadership election there are thousands of us .

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    Alastair MacGregor June 29, 2016 12:13 am Reply
  • Just seen David Camerons call for Jeremy Corbyn to go .On the same side as Ângela Eagle

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    Alastair MacGregor June 30, 2016 12:34 am Reply
    • Cameron has been told to support the Blairites as they try and get Jeremy out of his position before he gets to stand in parliament and calls for Blair, and the rest, to be prosecuted if the Chilcott report is damning enough.
      Corbyn is one of a very small group in the House that have bloodless hands over Iraq, he is the bravest man in Britain.

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      Murdoch MacKenzie June 30, 2016 10:08 am Reply
  • Just picked up that sixty thousand have joined the Labour Party in the last 48 hours.In the leadership election that is bound to come as a democrat I welcome that .

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    Alastair MacGregor July 2, 2016 12:15 am Reply
  • Just heard that Ronny Campbell the Labour MP for Blyth Valley has told those trying to depose Jeremy Corbyn to reflect on the loyalty they asked of us through the Blair years largely given with the hypocrisy now being exibited.Ronny is a rare commodity in todays Labour MP.S working çlass an ex miner.At a personal level I just hope Jeremy Corbyn hás the inner strength to see through this bullying against democracy .

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    Alastair MacGregor July 3, 2016 12:23 am Reply
    • If there was an election called in October or November of this year what chance do you feel Jeremy Corbyn would have of winning and becoming PM?

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      John M July 3, 2016 7:25 am Reply
    • I always think it is hilarious every time Corbyn and his people talk about ‘loyalty’ when you consider that he never showed any loyalty to the Labour party in the past.

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      Lundavra July 3, 2016 9:43 am Reply
    • A miner just like “Lord Gormley”.
      Red Tories,the lot of them.

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      A.Salmon July 3, 2016 4:09 pm Reply
  • The Labour Party has been under attack all Corbyn’s political life. Wilson displaced by the oaf Callaghan, Foot displaced by the bigger oaf Kinnock, the Smith years replaced with the New Labour war mongers that moved the party to the right of the Tories.
    Their voters have been woken and see Corbyn as the only road back to Labour principles. If I lived in England he would have my vote.

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    Murdoch MacKenzie July 3, 2016 10:37 am Reply
    • You remind me of the ghost of that German motorist, killed in a high-speed crash on a rural stretch of autobahn.
      When asked by God (he made it to heaven, because he hadn’t killed anyone else) why he’d been travelling so fast, he pointed out that he might be dead, but he’d been exercising his right to travel as fast as he liked.

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      Robert Wakeham July 3, 2016 12:13 pm Reply
      • Schon gut,
        Gern geschehen mein alter Freund. Ich ein dummkopf Schotte ausländer.

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        Murdoch MacKenzie July 3, 2016 1:20 pm Reply
        • *bin ?

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          JB July 3, 2016 7:28 pm Reply
  • I find it hilarious watching the “experts” darn sarf working themselves into a vortex.
    Come Chilcot on Wednesday , it’s feasible some could spontaneously combust.
    Meanwhile,back in a civilised and thoughtful Nation,we wait to pounce!!

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    A.Salmon July 3, 2016 1:06 pm Reply
  • Farage_ another Rat fleeing the SS UKOK.

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    A.Salmon July 4, 2016 11:05 am Reply
  • There will never be a Labour Government as long as Jeremy Corbyn is leader of the Labour Party. Corbyn should do the honourable thing, resign from the Labour Party and join the Communist Party because that is where his true allegiance lies.

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    Treble T July 7, 2016 1:00 pm Reply
  • Despite labours national executive committee trying to stop Jeremy Corbyn by excluding three pound members from participating in the leadership election if they joined after 12th january the events of the last 24 hours have blown this attack on democracy away.
    182,500 people have joined the labour party in the past 24 hours despite the increase to 25 pounds to qualify to vote.
    The anger that many hold against the unrepresentative 172 MP,s who will not accept the views of ordinary members has fueled a labour party membership increase to over 500,000,
    They will have the say now.

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    Alastair MacGregor July 22, 2016 12:07 am Reply
    • You are assuming that the traditional longterm members of the Labour Party support the views of Corbyn and those who have joined over the last few days. That may not be the case ! The 500,000 may very well not speak with one voice.

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      Malcolm Kirk July 22, 2016 8:19 am Reply
      • Agreed Jeremy Corbyn will not get 500,000 plus votes but the last time he got 253’000 with no transfers because he blew away the other three on the first ballot.The membership last time I think was around 350’000.People leave people join that is the flux of polítical parties but we have a remarkable spike that has seen in the past 48hrs labour party membership go over 503,000,Hás Owen Smith been responsible for that perhaps but not for the reason he hopes for i e him .
        Heard one of the usual suspects on radio today saying long term labour party members are being swamped by new young activists and are worried.Well this party member since 1981 is not one of them I welcome the huge rise in young people joining the labour party driven by Jeremy Corbyns message that there is a better way
        Straight choice now between the 172 mps and the 503,000.

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        Alastair MacGregor July 22, 2016 11:56 pm Reply

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