Jeremy Corbyn's day in court
Tuesday's Jeremy Corbyn news story is complicated, sleazy and more.
Today he is in court defending his place on the leaderhip ballot.
He is the current leader of the Labour Party and as such the big question is whether he should be automatically on the ballot after MPs launched a coup to unseat him and Owen Smith put himself forward as a challenger.
The Labour Party's NEC, national executive committee, has already met and agreed Corbyn could be on the ballot without the required number of MP nominations.
But the rules are open to interpretation and one rich party donor, Michael Foster, has aleady launched a legal challenge.
Today is their day in court but a ruling is not expected until later this week.
The justice system will have to play this one carefully or it may look as if they are interfering in a major political party and thus influencing British politics.
According to the Guardian Tuesday "Leader likely to get chance to collect 51 nominations if challenge against decision to automatically put him on ballot wins."
But all of this saga following a long standing plot by some Labour MPs could result in a mass exodus from the party.
Who is Michael Foster?
Michael Foster, whose family has given £400,000 to the Labour Party, said he was concerned over the "apparent manipulation" of party rules by the ruling body, the National Executive Committee (NEC).
The Labour Party is currently on a hiding to nothing while the Tory government go on their merry way with a budgest slash here and a sneaky change there.
Is Michael Foster worth more than the so-called "three quidders" to the party?
What a terrible look for a left-wing political party.
Still as if to balance the party it is also being sued by some of its "ordinary" members. "Group hires law firm to challenge NEC decision that anyone who joined after 12 January can only vote if they paid £25 fee."
Conclusion: A tangled mess becomes a tragedy.
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