Labour was being ripped apart on Saturday as an epic struggle for the party’s soul threatened to destroy its election hopes for a generation.
Jim Murphy, a respected and moderate Blairite, left his colleagues stunned and distraught by quitting as Scottish Labour leader after a “poisonous” war with the party’s biggest trade union paymasters.
In parting remarks, he warned that it would be “the kiss of death” if Labour caved in to the demands of hard-Left union bosses such as Len McCluskey, the general secretary of Unite, who backed Ed Miliband as Labour leader.
Mr Murphy warned that Mr McCluskey must not be allowed to choose the next leader of the party.
No, go on, make it Owen Jones! Ritchie maybe. Galloway!
Let’s see the Labour Party really go down.
There is a possibility, remote I know but it’s there, that a party will do to the North what the SNP did to Labour in Scotland. And that really would be that then. Because the Islingtonistas wouldn’t stay with a party that never offered them an opportunity of power.
Please, go as far and as hard left as you can. With lots more Social Justice Warrior stuff.