In the wake of Labour’s not-really-a-shock surge in last year’s 2017 general election, the SKWAWKBOX revealed that staff at Labour’s ‘Southside’ HQ were so confident in their predictions of electoral disaster that they had deactivated the entry passes of Corbyn’s team – who, on arriving at the building as the Tories reeled at the emerging loss of their majority, found themselves unable to get in.
‘LOTO’ extracted an elegant revenge, simply refusing to go to the building subsequently, forcing recalcitrant Southside staff into a ‘walk of shame’ each time they needed to see one of Corbyn’s team.
Dreary right-wingers went even further that evening, deactivating the email accounts of many of the opposition leader’s team in anticipation of ousting them in what they assumed would be a successful leadership challenge or a resignation on the morning after the election.
The articles were entirely accurate – but denied vehemently by embarrassed right-wingers.
The SKWAWKBOX told its readers that the laughably-called ‘moderates’ had also been busy trying to ensure their predictions came true by undermining the campaign, for example by defunding key marginal seats and funnelling cash to defend the seats of right-wing MPs. Those claims were also rubbished by Corbyn’s opponents – even though the SKWAWKBOX showed strong evidence and Blairite Alan Johnson admitted on TV that he was disappointed Labour had done so well in the election.
But new information has proven the case beyond all doubt – and revealed just how far the so-called ‘moderates’ were prepared to sink to try to remove Corbyn and get the party back to the bland Tory-lite they preferred.
The Times has revealed that Labour staffers actually rigged Facebook ads to try to fool the leadership into thinking campaign plans were being carried out when they were not – employees of the party actively working against the leadership team’s plans during a general election, when the people of this country were desperate for change:
A Labour source told the Times:
Despite fighting with one hand tied behind our backs by some uncooperative senior staff, we achieved the largest increase in the Labour vote since 1945. At the next election, we’ll have a fantastic and co-operative party machine to match our incredible mass membership and popular policies.
But the betrayal goes even further.
Blairites – after recovering a little from their election night shock – have persistently tried to use Corbyn’s supposed ‘failure’ to win the general election against the left’s ‘project’ to claim it had run out of steam. That narrative fed directly into the lame attempts to claim ‘peak Corbyn’ had been reached and spun off into a variety of attempts to undermine the party and damage its polling now.
But the right-wing factions have now been definitively exposed as, utterly shamefully, siding with the Tories, against the people of this country who need a Labour government – and against Corbyn’s vision for party and country that met a huge appetite among voters.
A healthy dose of ‘shut the **** up’ and an even bigger one of deselection and severance are entirely justified – but no smart money will be placed on the culprits ceasing to smear while playing the victim.
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