Right-wing back-bencher’s claim being used to undermine Labour unity – but not happening
Right-wing Labour back-bencher Barry Sheerman has claimed on social media that ‘Labour frontbenchers & whips [are] resigning over decision to vote for December election‘.
Predictably, this is being used by Labour’s opponents in an attempt to sow division and deny the fact that Corbyn’s decision to ‘whip’ MPs in favour of an election has wrong-footed Boris Johnson so badly that Number 10 is now briefing journalists that he will withdraw his election bill if a single amendment to it succeeds.
Johnson is ‘frit’, to use one of his own favourite expressions.
In fact, the Shadow Cabinet agreed unanimously with Corbyn’s decision – and Labour insiders are quietly pleased with the prospect of a December election when the massive Tory damage to people and the fabric of our society will be most keenly felt.
And if Boris Johnson proceeds to withdraw the general election bill this afternoon, the whole country will know it’s the boorish blonde buffoon who is running scared.
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