Coyle’s response? To talk to the Daily Mail, one of the most right-wing ‘newspapers’ to talk down Corbyn’s and Labour’s achievement in defying all predictions by hugely increasing their parliamentary seats instead of losing 60 or 70 – handing easy propaganda to an outlet that despises Labour:
Coyle may have felt clever thumbing his nose at the party leader that had just saved his job for him. But those who campaigned for Coyle – because they were inspired by Jeremy Corbyn’s vision for the Labour Party – thought differently.
They have sent him a remarkable, stinging open letter expressing their dismay at his self-centred shortsightedness, signed by no fewer than 140 people who wore out shoe-leather on the streets of his constituency to get him elected – for Corbyn’s sake, not his – and telling him to haul his backside into line instead of letting down the country:
Local sources have told the SKWAWKBOX that Mr Coyle also had to make a humiliating apology to neighbouring Labour MP Helen Hayes and her Dulwich and West Norwood members for the anger and frustration he caused them by his behaviour.
Mr Coyle will no doubt be less than happy that this letter and his humble pie have become public, but it’s to be hoped they are at least as widely read as his comments to the media inimical to Labour values.
The full letter including all signatories to date can be found here.
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