Labour activist group warns members not to be ‘caught napping’
Labour insiders are expecting the latest anti-Corbyn coup – telegraphed for some time now – to break cover in the aftermath of the European Parliament election results to be announced this evening.
Unite general secretary Len McCluskey, in a Radio Five Live interview, predicted the same, pinning the blame on anti-Corbyn agitators such as Tony Blair and Peter Mandelson – and pointing to a Tom Watson article this morning, calling for a commitment to a new referendum, as the first sign.
Now a leading Labour activist group, run by the maker of Labour’s recent political broadcasts, has issued a social media thread warning Labour members to be ready to respond – and to remember the context:
As ever, the plotters are driven by fear and self-interest – fear that the likely announcement of a general election once a new Tory leader is in place will unite anti-Tory forces behind Labour and sweep Jeremy Corbyn into Downing Street.
In the minds of Corbyn’s opponents inside and outside the Labour Party, the poverty and suffering of millions and deaths of tens of thousands under Tory policies are irrelevant compared to the priority of preventing their own ultimate irrelevance and loss of influence.
Labour members need to be ready for the test – for the sake of the many.
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