Labour’s big hitting backers are turning their back on the party in disgust

When life long high profile supporters like Tony Robinson walk away from Labour you know it’s in trouble. The Independent has the story on its website – see link below:-

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tony-robinson-quit-labour-corbyn-a8898306.html

Another high profile former Labour baker, comedian Mike Harding, said this recently:-

Vot Lab. The Bail-Out Party. Overall it was a vote for the remain parties – 1000 seats lost to them. Lab for 56 yrs Active supporter. I and many more have left. You can bail the Tories out if you like – but we’re leaving in disgust for our childrens’ and grandchildren’s sakes.

As I say Labour’s in deep trouble and if its leadership really does bail out the Tories over Brexit, as it seems to be threatening to do, you can be sure that their troubles will deepen even more. Can anyone take the spade from Jez Corbyn, the hole he’s dug is very deep now…….

With thanks to Roy Connell and Keith Page for the leads to this posting

Where to now for Labour and the left on Merseyside and the UK?

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-lib-dem-leader-warns-11931539

The Liverpool Echo has a story (written just before the announcement that Corbyn had won) which quotes my Lib Dem colleague Cllr. Richard Kemp – see link above.

Trouble is that the Labour membership was not able to vote for a credible alternative candidate to Corbyn as there was no such candidate on the ballot paper; general opinion was that Smith was a poor lightweight in a heavyweight battle.

Even odder, from my perspective, are the comments of Mayor Anderson who to many in Liverpool is a part the problem rather than a part of the solution to the City’s problems! He may well not want to drag Liverpool Labour back to the politics of the 1980’s but he is just one person who sounds to me more and more like a dictator.

The left of British politics is in a mess and Richard Kemp is right that it gives the Tories free reign to do as they please. But you know, in my view, much of what is happening now goes back at least to Blair and his right wing government.

Angela Eagle – Is she going to be deselected if she tries to decapitate Corbyn?

As Her Majesty’s Official Opposition continues to fall apart in front of the whole Country I have been pondering on what will happen to Angela Eagle MP if she does decided to stand against Jeremy Corbyn.

Here are some links to a Facebook posting, the Guardian newspaper and Wirral Globe newspaper. Taken together you would not put Angela Eagles chances of surviving an attempt to deselect her very high:-

www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208379672223253&set=a.10202926233250687.1073741846.1048759994&type=3&theater

www.theguardian.com/membership/2016/jul/02/angela-eagle-anger-rises-in-her-wallasey-constituency-corbyn-labour

www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/14585110.Angela_Eagle_under_pressure_from_Wallasey_Labour_party_over_Corbyn_vote/

This more and more looks like a fight to the death for the soul of the Labour Party with the Red Tories desperate to stop the Party becoming a truly socialist political movement.

I know quite a few Labour Party members, mainly through my time as a trade union officer/activist, and I must say that the vast majority of them are Corbyn supporters. I have heard some right wing Labour voices but they are all but drowned out. As for Angela Eagle she may just have pushed her luck too far already.

Old McDonnell had a farce E-I-E-I-O

Old McDonnell had a farce
E-I-E-I-O
And in his farce he had a firm policy?
E-I-E-I-O
With supporting a Tory deficit policy here
And a left deficit denial policy there
Here a right, there a left
Everywhere a shambles
Old McDonnell had a farce
E-I-E-I-O

Old McDonnell had a farce
E-I-E-I-O
And in his farce he had internal opposition
E-I-E-I-O
With a deficit of Labour MP’s support here
And a desperate need to do a u-turn there
Here a policy panic, there an about-turn
Everywhere a shambles
Old McDonnell had a farce
E-I-E-I-O

Old McDonnell had a farce
E-I-E-I-O
And in his farce he & Jeremy faced a coup
E-I-E-I-O
With a threatened coup here
And a Leadership denial there
Here a right turn, there a left turn
Everywhere a shambles
Old McDonnell had a farce
E-I-E-I-O

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