‘Mainstream’ media insisting Labour trying to avoid general election – but Labour will ‘whip’ MPs to vote for one as Corbyn re-asserts control
Contrary to claims by the corporate and Establishment media that Labour is trying to avoid a general election, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will whip Labour MPs today to vote for one.
The date is likely to be set for 12 December.
Corbyn has always been eager to fight the Tories at the ballot box and his view has prevailed over that of few self-interested and habitually-negative back-benchers.
Labour will also back an amendment to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote.
Corbyn was backed unanimously by Shadow Cabinet members – including Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell. All the major trade unions also back Corbyn’s decision.
Labour’s campaign will be about the issues that really matter – and only those: reversing the misery, poverty and cuts inflicted by almost a decade of Tory government and building a country to be proud of for generations. With a manifesto set to eclipse its 2017 sensation, this is Labour’s winning ground.
Bring. It. On.
Update – within minutes of the publication of this exclusive, Sky News was reporting it, to the displeasure of centrist MP Stella Creasy:
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