Op-ed: Politics can be a rough old game but when your own party is leading the charge you need nerves of steel and a hide as tough as an old boot.
It has been a rollercoaster of a week for Jeremy Corbyn or at least it has according to the mainstream media.
With wannabees in the party feeding the MSM a diet of hate the press appear to have filled in the blanks with fantasy.
The latest is that John McDonnell, Mr Corbyn's shadow chancellor and in some ways right hand man, may be the one to carry out the final stab in the back.
But hold that thought as we look for the source of this latest gossip posted as news.
No surprises that it comes via the Telegraph more popularly referred to as the Torygraph.
In October 2015, weeks after Corbyn was elected party leader the Telegraph ran with “How Labour can get rid of Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell - in one easy step-There doesn’t need to be a coup: just one candidate who appeals to the masse."
That was penned by John McTernan a former Labour Party adviser. He is or was a British Labour Party political adviser, political strategist and commentator. McTernan was Prime Minister Tony Blair's Director of Political Operations from 2005 to 2007.
Friday the Torygraph ran with two stories:
The only conclusion has to be that money grabbers and phoney politicians fear true left-wing politics; those which could be on offer from Jeremy Corbyn if the backstabbers give him a chance.
Mr Corbyn may have opposed many former party leaders especially those who reformed the party to look and feel like a watered down version of the Tories but he was never as disloyal as these MSM feeders as to use a direct link to the right-wing press.
That watered down Labour politics may of course have appealed to their personal greedy bones; you know help the poor and vulnerable but make sure we make a bundle along the way.
Obviously then the likes of Tony Blair will be appalled at Labour turning back to its roots and away from his Maggie Thatcher weaker version style of politics.
Mr Blair did have a fairly good track record on some social matters but he only ever went so far and never far enough, and his legacy will forever carry the stain of the phoney Iraq war.
When you look at the bios of John McTernan, Tom Harris and others you can't help but feel they have played at politics for their own agendas. Now outside of the party they retain links to the backstabbers and the vile circle of deceit, name-calling and gossip mongering continues.
Check-out: Spetember 19, 2015, Lord John Prescott wrote in the Daily Mirror "Bitter Blairites mean Jeremy Corbyn’s worst enemies are sitting right behind him" guess he did not need a crystal ball for that one. But as if he did have a crystal ball he also said "Some of his own MPs are feeding journalists tales of dissent in the ranks and trying to portray Labour as being close to civil war. These people – I call them the Bitterites – need to accept that Jeremy won the largest mandate a Labour leader has ever had."
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