Opinion: Sunday a report in the Daily Mail, sometimes dubbed the Daily Fail, claims that Labour MP Stephen Kinnock and 150 MPs are looking at breaking away from the Labour Party to form a new political party if Jeremy Corbyn wins the leadership race again.
You have to wonder why Labour is even going through this damaging attempt to oust Corbyn if it will split anyways.
If true it shows how self-indulgent some Labour MPs have become.
The sub-plotters reportedly intend to call this new party Continuity Labour.
Forming new political parties is expensive and not easy.
Making that party electable and gaining enough support to make a real political difference is difficult.
One conclusion has to be that those involved in this new sub-plot have financial backing and their own agenda.
Stephen Kinnock is the son of former Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock: Kinnock senior never won a General Election but secured a family fortune "riding the EU gravy train" along with bis wife Glynis.
The Daily Mail story claims:
More than 150 Labour MPs are plotting to form a breakaway party codenamed 'Continuity Labour' if Jeremy Corbyn wins the leadership battle – with Stephen Kinnock tipped to head it.
As usual an unnamed source is cited for the story.
Is it simply fabrication, mischief making from within or without the Labour Party, spot on or what?
If once again it is a leak from within the Labour Party it is yet another attempt to create instability and undermine Corbyn.
The Mail continues:
A senior source said: 'If Corbyn wins, the party is finished in its current form.
Stephen Kinnock's words add credence to the story.
After all his words mean he and others will not work for or with Corbyn if he is re-elected.
The right-wing of the Labour Party is busy trying to ensure Corbyn does not win but what if they fail?
Watch this space!
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