Whining about money for foodbanks from right-wingers who’ve shown little interest in food-poverty before, as ‘whistleblowers’ pivot from Starmer’s cash surrender to demand Corbyn’s head – but support for former Labour leader shows no sign of slowing
A fund set up to raise funds for former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is on its way to £300,000 in just three days, to the plaintive bleats and faux outrage of current and former Labour right-wingers – or in this case right-whingers.
Centrists have been whining non-stop about the fundraiser ever since it became clear that its original £20,000 target was going to be smashed – it surged through £200,000 yesterday – and have tried to use foodbanks’ need for cash as their excuse.
But they have been widely and correctly derided for their lack of empathy for those deprived and abused by the Tories, until they provided a means of attacking Corbyn and his supporters – and centrists were not deterred from sabotaging Labour by the thought of burgeoning poverty and hunger.
Those supporters, by contrast, have been able to point to their own financial and practical support for foodbanks, as well as for Corbyn.
Since the whining tactic failed and just looked, well, whiney, Corbyn’s enemies have resorted to bullying – which at least has the virtue of being more honestly in keeping with what passes for their personalities.
Some of those threatening to sue Labour – after watching Keir Starmer’s craven settling of a case his lawyers said he could win – have now reportedly said they’ll drop their cases if Starmer withdraws the Labour whip from his superior predecessor.
At the same time, they are trying to blame Corbyn for the fact that Starmer’s lack of backbone might bankrupt the party if the lawsuits succeed.
But the crowdfund just keeps rising. It has passed £270,000 this afternoon and looks likely to hit £300,000 by the end of the day.
Like left-wing morale, it is a sturdy plant only made stronger by being watered by centrists tears and drivel.
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