What joy to watch the infighting

Jeremy Corbyn was on Tuesday night facing a mutiny in his party as a series of crises threatened to engulf his leadership.

In a direct challenge to his authority, Labour grandees including former Cabinet ministers Charles Clarke and Bob Ainsworth publicly dared Mr Corbyn to expel them after they admitted to voting for other parties in the European elections.

Their act of defiance came after Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s former communications director, was thrown out of the Party for voting LibDem and helping condemn Labour to its worst electoral result in a century.

I assume that now they’ve seen how well Change UK did they’ve no fear of throwing these people out…

20 comments on “What joy to watch the infighting

  1. Change UK did rather better than the Referendum Party on its first outing and look at the trouble they ended up causing.
    I like them personally and I do not believe there isn`t an appetite for such a position.
    Surely I cannot be the only one who finds the current menu unappetising

    (If I am then the time has come a for futile gesture )

  2. Change UK were basically fellated by the BBC and much of the rest of the media, and still got a rounding error in terms of voting percentage.

  3. Talking of Labour MPs:

    Petition:
    Prevent MPs convicted of criminality from voting during their custodial sentence
    On 29th January 2019, Peterborough MP Fiona Onasanya received a three month custodial sentence. During this period, while allowed out of prison under licence, her vote was decisive in requiring the Prime Minister to seek an extension to Article 50, rather than allow UK to exit the EU under UK law.
    As a matter of principle, criminals should not be able to make new law whilst their custodial sentence remains unspent. Furthermore, at the time of her vote to require the Prime Minister to seek an extension to Article 50, Onasanya was subject to a recall petition of her constituents which subsequently succeeded after 27% of constituents had signed it, easily clearing the required 10% hurdle for recall. It is probable the 10% hurdle had already been passed at the time of her parliamentary vote.
    Click this link to sign the petition:
    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/260555/sponsors/new?token=xlg0Fc1MhFS2Tt0jUS7T

  4. I’m not certain that driving the champagne socialists into the arms of the LibDems was an astute move. Allowing the North London intelligentsia (their term, not mine), the opportunity to hobnob with other group-thinkers and extol the virtues of submission to a foreign power will have the effect of further ‘purifying’ the People’s Revolution and remove yet another constraint from the lunatic aims of Labour’s Front Bench.

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    Why would Corbyn care if he kicked Charles Clarke out? He’s terminally damaged in the Labour movement by his association to Tony Blair, of use to no-one looking to energise the sort of people who might Labour.

    And if anyone hasn’t got the message, most of the Labour party are utterly spineless. These people are so dependent on Labour for their standard of living that Jewish MPs are complaining about anti-semitism, but still members of the party. Women are complaining that Labour aren’t taking rape threats seriously, but are still members of the party.

  6. Labour grandees including former Cabinet ministers Charles Clarke and Bob Ainsworth

    They really need a better class of grandee.

    Overall however, the Labour Party is at least a couple of percentage points less cultish now they’ve ejected that blood-soaked former soak Campbell.

    He is probably the worst single thing to happen to UK politics in decades.

  7. And if anyone hasn’t got the message, most of the Labour party are utterly spineless. These people are so dependent on Labour for their standard of living that Jewish MPs are complaining about anti-semitism, but still members of the party. Women are complaining that Labour aren’t taking rape threats seriously, but are still members of the party.

    This +100
    Cowardly troughers the lot of ‘em

  8. MC: …that blood-soaked former soak Campbell

    Yes, quite. One would have to cover a great distance before finding someone as repugnant as Alastair Campbell and I’ve often wondered whether he wouldn’t on the whole become more affable if he took a drink or whether he would be just as nasty but drunk with it.

  9. TMB: I incline to the second. The drink would just remove whatever lingering constraints there are on his behaviour.

  10. There’s one towering reason we should all be eternally grateful to Alistair Campbell – Malcom Tucker (and the portrayal of him by Peter Capaldi).

    Disappointingly, however, Capaldi has denied that his Tucker was based on Campbell.

  11. We have two Lib Dem friends who voted Remain in the People’s Plebiscite but take the view that Leave won fair and square and that accordingly we should leave the EU.

    They both very much dislike their party’s anti-democratic Brexit policy. Whether that led to their voting for the Brexiteers in the Euro election I don’t know.

    They are not a couple: they live hundreds of miles apart and don’t know each other. It makes me wonder how many other LibDems take this view.

  12. You are not alone Facepainter. There are likely 3-4 million hardcore remainiac-shite traitors just like you who long to suck the EU’s dick. And have it press –UK taxpayers cash– into you wallet while you are still fumbling with the mouthwash. Thus keeping your scummy euro-whores lifestyle alive.

    It is all going to end regardless of what you want.

    My regret is that most British folk are too soft hearted to deal it out to traitorous trash like you as you deserve.

  13. It is no longer acceptable to criticise Campbell*, as he has publicly declared himself to be suffering from a mental illness (depression), which automatically absolves him from all wrongful acts he has ever committed.

    Yours, the Thought Police

    * except for his bagpipe playing, which is shite

  14. Why doesn’t Treason expel Moggy, or Priti.

    I get that they are not revealed as Labour voters or whatever.

    But surely it’s a matter of degree.

    What we have with Corbo is a Bolshevism, in the sense of a hardcore, dedicated movement.

    What we have with Treason is ….

  15. @Tim W

    Did you miss BoJo accused of Misconduct in public office – lied in Ref Campaign – by some Balls remoaner.

    Judge accepted “evidence” and ruled BoJo must stand trial.

    I thought veracious accusations were rejected.

  16. And top story on BBC all day, with no hint in the headline or even until well into the article that it’s a private prosecution
    Interesting timing to say the least

    Also was interesting that regarding Campbell they tried to conflate Corbyn not following the whip with voting for another party and that Blair has magnanimously not booted him out

  17. Unfortunately for those of us opposed to Terry Thomas as PM, this’ll backfire. In his favour. Almost like he planned it. If he could be bothered.

  18. I suppose the fact that £200k was raised to pursue a public prosecution is actually quite flattering for Boris

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