Deputy leadership hopeful tells it straight to ‘real selfish’ MPs
Deputy leadership prospect Dawn Butler had strong words at yesterday’s leadership hustings for so-called ‘moderate’ MPs who continually tried to bring down Jeremy Corbyn: “you lost us the election in 2017”.
Butler, who along with Richard Burgon touched on a similar theme during the first hustings of the contest in Liverpool, spoke of her anger and her commitment to ‘never ever join a coup’:
But Ms Butler could have gone much further. Those MPs meant to lose Labour the election in 2017 – just as they meant to lose us the election in 2019 by escalating attacks and pushing the party to change its Brexit position.
That Labour stunned the political Establishment in 2017 by coming so close to power – with the same leader and a similar manifesto, apart from on Brexit, as it had in 2019 – meant that those MPs had to put on ice the plan they are attempting to execute now.
Those MPs must not under any circumstances be allowed to profit from their complete disregard for the suffering millions in this country and their shameless willingness to rewrite history for their false narrative.
Dawn Butler’s straight talking helps to dismantle that fake narrative. She and Richard Burgon, who have both showed loyalty to the cause of helping the millions in misery, deserve your first- and second-preference votes in the deputy leadership contest – and your CLP nominations to ensure they are on the ballot.
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