Outraged so-called ‘moderates’ attack Manchester Central MP Lucy Powell’s integrity
Immoderate so-called ‘moderates’ have turned on Manchester MP Lucy Powell – whom they would usually term a ‘mainstream’ MP in their latest parlance – for daring to describe their tactics as ‘unhelpful and divisive’. The MP made the comment yesterday on Twitter.
While many rallied to Ms Powell and praised her bravery in condemning the tactics of a group of Blairite peers who published a paid advertisement in the Guardian to attack Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, a string of ‘centrists’ turned their fire on her.
Most prominent among them was columnist Nick Cohen – frequently accused of writing variations of the same anti-Corbyn column every week – who made the issue extremely personal:
Ms Powell made a strong response to Cohen’s insult – and pointed out how Cohen’s behaviour typified an intrinsic problems in the current narrative:
Bravo again to Ms Powell for swimming against the current tide and helping to expose the cynicism of Corbyn’s latest attackers. But her exchange with Cohen and the general response of centrists to her frank comment highlights some of the distortion of meaning and sense that has been created by the Establishment’s desperation to ‘get Corbyn’.
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