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.