Pressure from other moderate peers and MPs leads to climb-down
A planned vote of no confidence in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by right-wing Labour peers has been cancelled, after pressure from more genuinely ‘moderate’ peers and MPs to abandon the ill-advised plan condemned this week as “petty” and “unhelpful and divisive” by ‘mainstream’ MP Lucy Powell.
A vote in support of sacked peer Dianne Hayter may still be debated.
After predictably making the intended vote a huge part of their coverage, it’s will be interesting to see whether the Establishment media will feature its abandonment so prominently, or at all.
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