11 July 2016
The Three Exemplars
Call that a Coup?
All three ought to be putting their right boots into the Tories but they are more determined to put their left boots into Corbyn; this is an unedifying attempt to remove the incumbent leader, Jeremy Corbyn from the party ballot for the Labour leadership.
Eagle said today that she is neither a Blairite nor a Corbynista, but that she is her "own woman". That joke does not exactly clarify her position but does try to separate herself from Tony Blair and his Iraq war which Eagle supported, and from Jeremy Corbyn, who did not.
Chuka and Angela refused to admit that Jeremy has a justified claim to be on the coming ballot paper for Labour Leader.
They are clearly desperate.
Kinnock likewise was prepared to do the dirty on Marr last Sunday with his misleading quotation of the rules, as if any rule would make it right.
All three have been asked repeatedly to describe the policy differences that separate them from Jeremy Corbyn. All three were incapable of doing so.
We now live in a new age of political transparency fuelled by social media. The clumsy manoeuvring and sophistry of these three exemplars is embarrassing.
The membership of the Labour Party trust Jeremy Corbyn because he has no fault line. His opponents rely on personal, subjective, abstract, unattractive BS to undermine him.
These three clearly have contempt for the opinion of the Labour Party membership, who had hope that Jeremy would provide a Labour recovery, now severely undermined by this coup.
All three of them are now burdened with reputational flaws that will haunt them for years to come.