Anyone who thought there was peace and tranquility in the Labour Party would be mistaken.
Locally Rotherham Labour Group, the source of all power in Rotherham, is riven with factionalism, and the gulf between the activists and the parliamentary party, never bigger. Nor has it been weaker locally, facing the need for candidates for next years ‘all out’ elections, it’s internal selection and due-diligence processes, will be tested to the limit, as we will be able to observe in time.
The party nationally, preoccupied with the leadership as it is, has been exposed as a quarreling bunch, riven by factionalism and the current leadership look more like ‘rabbits in the headlights’, unable to accept the results of the democratic process, they themselves approved of earlier, until that is, it looks like producing the wrong winner? That’s democracy for you, get over it!
The ghosts of labour’s past, are all over the press attacking the person of Jeremy Corbyn today, in a move likely to prove counter productive. Tony Blair himself has been the most active in this respect as can be seen from a selection below.
Tony Blair: Even if you hate me, please don’t take Labour over the cliff edge
Labour faces ‘annihilation’ under Jeremy Corbyn, Tony Blair warns in dramatic late intervention
Yvette has a go at Corbyn too, in the Telegraph:
Labour will be ‘pulled apart’ under Corbyn, Yvette Cooper warns