Senior Labour MPs are plotting to oust Jeremy Corbyn if he is elected party leader, amid growing fears that the leadership contest has been hijacked by far-Left infiltrators.
Shadow cabinet sources have told The Telegraph that Mr Corbyn would never be allowed to remain in the job long enough to fight the 2020 general election, if he is elected on September 12.
A coup could be launched within days of the result, which would plunge the party into even deeper crisis and division, but would be necessary to prevent an electoral “disaster” under Mr Corbyn’s leadership, senior figures said.
The veteran Left-winger, who has said he only stood because it was his “turn” to be the token socialist in the race, has confounded established political wisdom to take the lead in a series of polls among party members and supporters.
However, a growing number of Labour MPs believe Mr Corbyn’s campaign is being boosted by tens of thousands of radical Left-wing socialists who have paid £3 to sign up as an “affiliated supporter” in order to vote in the election.
It’s tens of thousands of righties paying their £3 to get a vote……
And there’s an interesting corollary to “couldn’t run a piss up in a brewery” here. Labour, the political party that couldn’t organise an election.