Op-ed: It looks like plotters within the Labour Party are working toward at least one story a day to undermine the party leader Jeremy Corbyn during the current leadership challenge.
Corbyn is lucky enough to have huge support within the party but not from some of his own MPs and today the tittle tattle comes from that 'other place' the House of Lords.
According to the Guardian "Lady Smith [Labour leader of the House of Lords] said of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership: ‘If we only rely on people who agree with us, then we won’t win an election.
Well Ms Smith the way some of you are carrying on election defeat is a certainty no matter who you talk to and who leads the party.
Perhaps you all believe that posting spurious allegations across the media will somehow give the electorate confidence in you?
If you are so deluded, a term many of the plotters like to use about Corbyn supporters, heaven help us all.
For some reason the Labour Party has always opted for very public and damaging political spats.
The current Conservative government is in turmoil but you will have to dig deep to find out what is going on there.
To the World they are trying to show a united, all sweetness and light, front.
Having worked on the right-wing principle of united we stand divided we fall for years they will do whatever it takes.
Unlike the Labour Party the Tory's do not feed the mainstream media a diet of divisive tittle tattle to suit.
The unnecessary badly-timed Labour leadership challenge has weeks to play out.
The gloves are off so expect a series of msm reports that are true, fake, fabrication, pure lies, carefully crafted spin and more.
Petty party political stories have already grabbed headlines news indicating sources such as BBC news have their own agenda.
He who pays the piper calls the tune and who with big money has most to gain from ousting Corbyn?
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Today's story as it goes in the Guardian is:
Labour’s leader in the House of Lords has said 10 months of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership has convinced her that despite having the “right values” he cannot persuade voters of his cause nor win a general election.
The Telegraph picked the story up and has opted for:
Angela Smith, Labour's leader in the House of Lords, has abandoned her support for Jeremy Corbyn because she said he had not been involved in key campaigns yet had claimed credit for them.
We have now picked the story up and we say bunkum.
Ms Smith et al are in the process of alientating many long and short term Labour Party supporters.
They appear to think that is a price worth paying to oust Jeremy Corbyn.
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Op-ed: According to an ICM poll Monday their latest poll figures suggest the Labour party is not as far ahead as it should be at this stage of the political game.
ICM Phone: CON 38%, LAB 33%, LDEM 7%, UKIP 13%, GRN 3%
ICM Online: CON 36%, LAB 31%, LDEM 7%, UKIP 16%, GRN 4%
The problem with polls is they are not reliable but they are usually used to suit.
Ahead of the GE 2015 pundits were predicting a hung parliament and then miraculously as the actual polls closed switched to show a majority Tory vote which proved to be correct.
That means the latest ICM polls can and will be viewed to suit but may be flawed.
One writer at the Labour List, Luke Akehurst, a man standing for election to the NEC, Labour's governing body, was quick to respond to the polls tweeting:
"Corbyn should put party above faction & resign. He has wrong politics to win an election, & lacks skills & experience to lead effectively."
Why would a man who feels this way want to work as part of Labour's NEC?
But Mr Akehurst has been saying similar for some time; he has openly showed a lack of respect for the party leader and more.
I imagine that may appeal to those actively working to oust Jeremy Corbyn as party leader but will anger many more supporters and voters.
Currently the Tory party is not just split it is disintegrating mainly over the EU referendum.
Now could be the perfect time for Labour to unify and organise but many will think it will be a case of fighting a losing battle as self-servers within the party continue on their merry way.
Tuesday Akehurst posted "Time for a reality check: Labour is plunging to historic lows" at the Labour List a website that often bears little resemblance to the Labour party and its supporters; it often reads more like an opposition publication.
One can almost read the glee Mr Akehurst feels in posting yet another damning report undermining Corbyn's leadership.
Akehurst may choose to believe that "ICM are often described as the gold standard of opinion pollsters in terms of accuracy" but we do not. He adds "And ComRes also showed us 5% behind this week" for good measure.
Jeremy Corbyn has been party leader since September 12, 2015, and has faced a barrage of criticism from day one; criticism from within the party but mainly employees such as politicians not supporters and voters.
He was elected with a huge mandate but some people will not be happy until he is ousted and the party split.
You could understand that if attacks were coming from the Tory party but they are not.
In January 2016 the Telegraph ran a live blog titled "Labour revolt: Shadow minister quits on live TV in fury over Jeremy Corbyn's revenge reshuffle - live."
It is telling that report included tweets from Akehurst and some of his little gang.
Jamie Reed @jreedmp tweeted "So people who campaigned, worked & sacrificed so much to establish the UK's most redistributive gvt ever are now 'hard right'. Inexplicable."
And accepting the prompt John Woodcock MP tweeted ""Hard right" in British politics means the BNP. Shadow chancellor on media about his own MPs - destructive madness."
Yet it appears fine for those three men to call Mr Corbyn's supporters hard left which following that logic must mean we are all raving communists?
As a handful of disgruntled Labour activists and politicians jockey for position we the ordinary voters and party supporters are watching.
That is not any sort of threat but a reminder that YOU are not the party.
We are all the Labour party and without supporters the Tories will be in office for decades.
Perhaps those planning a coup or coups think they can act this year and give themselves time to recover before the 2020 scheduled election but they are wrong.
A coup could be that straw that breaks the camel's back for many Labour supporters.
Those touted to replace Mr Corbyn may appeal to floating voters but will offer little to socialists or left-wing politics supporters.
We do not need another centre right of politics party; we need a left wing political party in government and with help from those riding the gravy train that could become reality.
Having tweeted for Corbyn to resign Akehurst back pedals slightly in his report Tuesday saying:
Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell have two and a half weeks to turn round our performance and win the May elections.
How do you feel Comrades when you read that?
Oh the arrogance.
I doubt Akehurst et al will be delighted if Labour does well in the May elections but it will shut the coup gang up at least temporarily.
Most times we blame the right wing MSM for undermining Corbyn and causing party splits but who do we blame when it is these people and includes one man expected to be elected to the NEC?
What future for the NEC and more importantly what future for Labour?
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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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