Both John Healey and Sarah Champion are running around trying to find a lifeboat to escape the wreck of Labour after Corbyn’s second coronation. Not surprising. The revolutionary commissariats of the people’s republic, that will be their Constituency Parties are likely to want blood. In this case, de selections.
Sarah, hopes her recent renewal of nuptial’s with Corbyn will save her. Though in Mao and Stalin’s world merely thinking ill of the Leader was enough for a second class ticket to the gulag. Sarah has certainly done more than simply think ill of Corbyn.
John H meanwhile is in guerrilla warfare within his Constituency to fight off the Corbynista, with classic tactics such as calling dodgy meetings to pass irrelevant motions of support. His coalition of ageing dippers in the public purse may well find the militant Corbynista group of actual socialists, embittered union members and youthful zealots too energetic.
So at the risk of being called “mischievous” or worse I give local comrades a link to what can best be describe as a Labour Revolutionary Guide…or
“How to deselect your running dog of capitalism, traitor to the working class, local Labour MP..
Now here is the rub, or let’s call it the serious point. What the article shows is the power of Labour’s National Executive Committee in the selection and deselection process. Corbyn’s apparent control of (NEC), and it’s recent backing by the High Court as the ultimate interpreter of Party Rules is scary for centrist Labour MPs. Making it much more likely that deselection rules will favour Momentum and the Unions plans to remove some of them, then insert their own commissars.
From the current elections to Labour’s NEC expect more bad news for the MPs and another step towards a Soviet style Revolution Council. Certainly Momentum and the Unions are much better organised than the centrists in putting forward a ticket of candidates.
In extreme times, the centre is inevitably squeezed out —-