It genuinely worries me that Labour’s democratic structures can be so easily undermined by such unstrategic myopic malcontents. No one would argue that the campaign against Jeremy Corbyn has been fought with anything approaching competence, intelligence, wit, or professionalism and their only success has been in exposing the ease (for surely those behind the coup could have made not a dent upon them if doing so was not as easy as a very easy thing that has been oiled with SuperEase) with which Labour’s democracy can be corrupted. From Labour’s PLP to the outgoing NEC, the weaknesses are clear to see. The abuses of the Compliance Unit to gerrymander the leadership voting, in the wake of the NEC’s gerrymandering to exclude members and supporters from voting, is truly shocking. Even more worrying is the influence exerted by people who are not even members of the party or who can seemingly command actions of MPs and a minority of CLPs while holding no official position within Labour.
Labour should be in a position to hold the likes of Justin Tomlinson to account and seek a CPS prosecution but there are so few Labour MPs who could cast the first stone, given the honourable ones are working so hard to keep Labour afloat and functioning as an opposition. Instead, we see Labour MPs threatening to take Jeremy Corbyn to court because his team have identified a handful of the MPs who have been attempting to smear and insult Corbyn’s leadership and supporters. All sense of perspective has been lost (along with any sense). And all the while, the front person for the coup embarrasses himself and the party during live TV debates. Whatever must the rest of the country, who couldn’t care less about Labour’s internal politics, think? Shameful.