Self-awareness failure as so-called ‘moderates’ blow gasket over Corbyn reinstatement
The reinstatement of Jeremy Corbyn by an NEC panel that found no grounds to keep him suspended has, all too predictably, caused a meltdown among right-wing ‘Labour’ MPs, who have responded with a tantrum and a warning that they will quit the party if Keir Starmer doesn’t overturn the NEC decision.
According to right-wing commentator, the laughably-termed ‘moderates’ are ‘furious and gutted’ and threatening to resign the Labour ‘whip’, effectively expelling themselves from the party in a scene reminiscent of Monty Python’s Life of Brian.
In other words, after weeks of bleating about political interference by party leader Jeremy Corbyn (even though his office only intervened to tell heel-dragging right-wing staff to get on with it), they are now demanding political interference by party leader Keir Starmer – and threatening to flounce out unless he does interfere – even though the reinstatement was decided by a right-dominated NEC panel.
These are the same people who have been loudly demanding that the party implement the full conclusions of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report – which bans political interference. Yet as soon as a disciplinary process ends in a result they don’t like, they come over all ‘To hell with that!’, which makes you wonder what kind of ‘independent’ process they’d accept. Of course, the ‘mainstream’ media is pointing out precisely none of this shameless hypocrisy.
You’d almost think the ‘moderates’ weren’t serious about wanting impartial and just outcomes to disciplinary complaints and had just been cynically exploiting an opportunity in a way that can only be described as, well… political.
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