An East Midlands Labour MP told constituents at a CLP (constituency Labour party) meeting last night that a group of ’12-20′ Labour MPs is about to announce they are splitting off to form a new centrist party.
The group is expected to be led by a London MP with a taste in Tory friends, a penchant for the anti-Brexit movement and a history of attempting to undermine Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
The move looks set to press ahead even though Theresa May, in finally choosing a position over Brexit, looks set to offer an even softer version than this and allied MPs have felt brave enough to outline – leading to the inevitable (and always obvious) conclusion that the move is all about trying to prevent Corbyn from becoming Prime Minister at all costs.
The move will be met with the disgust and disdain it deserves by those who care about freeing our hard-pressed population from Tory government – but it’s unlikely the MPs will have enough courage of their convictions to resign their seats and fight under their new flag having been elected by virtue of the Labour rosette they wore last year.
If the MP is correct in his/her assessment, the Labour Party will at least soon be rid of some of the people who least deserve to represent it.
History has, rightly, not been kind to the MPs who broke away to form the SDP decades ago, condemning the UK to years more of Tory privations – and it will be brutal to this motley crew, even though their aim of ‘stop Corbyn’ is little more likely to succeed than the 2016 ‘chicken coup’.
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