The Establishment – in and out of the Labour Party – is trying desperately to shift the blame for Theresa May’s dismal Brexit ‘deal’ onto Jeremy Corbyn and his team. Those efforts have redoubled since a string of polls showed Labour building a lead over the Tories – including from some within Labour who don’t want the party to succeed under Corbyn.
But a few facts show just how desperate – and desperately dishonest – the attempt is.
The referendum campaign
The old – and long-discredited – claim has been dug up from its mouldering grave that Jeremy Corbyn didn’t do enough to campaign for remain, with even supposedly Labour figures regurgitating the two-year-old lie as if it’s received wisdom.
The chart below from the time of the ‘chicken coup’ shows Corbyn’s media campaigning compared to other Labour figures – including Labour’s head of the remain campaign:
But it wasn’t just media activity. Even Corbyn’s opponents in the party were saying during the referendum campaign that they couldn’t believe how he could keep up with a punishing schedule that would have brought people half his age to collapse.
Labour’s ‘lack’ of opposition
The other smear being vomited up again is that Labour ‘haven’t opposed’ the Tories. But an EL4C video published this summer graphically displays the utter nonsense of that claim:
Corbyn honoured the result of the referendum, as he had to. But he and his party have resisted the Tories’ constant incompetence every step of the way since.
And Labour will vote against May’s disastrous deal now, because that’s the best thing for the country – it’s taken levels of incompetence that are scarcely credible even from the Tories, but somehow May has come back with a deal that is worse than no deal and any Labour MP that supports it in its current form is in the wrong party.
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