Right-wing Labour MP Ian Austin, currently the subject of at least two formal complaints for alleged aggression and abuse toward parliamentary colleagues and accused by author Michael Rosen of a ‘full frontal assault’ on Rosen’s testimony to MPs about antisemitism, seems to be going for broke on social media in attempting to paint the party and its leadership, ludicrously, as racist.
But if any Labour supporters are feeling worn down by the war of attrition the Establishment is currently attempting, their spirits are likely to be raised by Austin’s ‘contribution’ yesterday on Twitter in which he appeared to hint his time as a Labour MP may be coming to a close:
Austin appears to find the idea that Corbyn would consult with senior party figures about important policy or party issues incriminating – but then his track record indicates he finds more or less anything Corbyn does objectionable anyway.
However, most interesting is his comment ‘How much longer are decent people prepared to be associated with all this?‘. Since Austin presumably considers himself ‘decent people’ and there is no sign whatever that Labour members are turning against Jeremy Corbyn in spite of the smear campaigns against him, it might suggest his days in the party are numbered.
The SKWAWKBOX asked him directly yesterday:
In your latest anti-Corbyn rant you asked how long ‘decent people’ will continue to associate with Labour. Presumably you consider yourself decent – does that mean you’re indicating your intention to leave?
He has not responded to confirm – or deny.
If Ian Austin leaves Labour, huge numbers of members will breathe a sigh of relief, including a significant part of his local membership. Even the prospect of it will boost morale worn down by incessant and shameless bias and smears of the Establishment media and representatives.
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