Blairite attempt to rehash anti-Corbyn tactic – including tears – fails
The right-wing attempts to remove Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard have failed, at least for the time being. After debate this morning, a no-confidence motion brought by right-wingers eager to retake control of a party they decimated has been withdrawn when it became clear it would not carry.
In a scene as reminiscent of the infamous ‘chicken coup‘ against Corbyn as the motion itself and recent resignations and manoeuvres by a group of right-wing Labour MSPs, insiders tell SKWAWKBOX that right-wing NEC and SEC member Johanna Baxter, who is standing for re-election to the NEC after profiting from the absence of a united left-wing slate in the by-election earlier this year, was again in tears during the debate.
It’s unlikely, of course, that this failure will prevent the Labour right continuing to do their best to damage Leonard’s preparations for next year’s Scottish Parliament elections any more than they abandoned their campaign against Corbyn – followed of course by a rewriting of history to point the finger at everyone else.
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