Op-ed: The blistering attacks against Jeremy Corbyn continue this time with Lord Alan Sugar leading the charge.
With such a short time left before local elections in May undermining the Labour leadership and spearheading a leadership coup seems the prime objective.
The attitude shown toward Jeremy Corbyn by some highlights that people like Sugar will never accept him as party leader.
Sugar quit Labour when Ed Miliband was party leader over alleged anti-business politics.
Like many on the rich side of life they do not want a Labour Party that even inches over to the left.
So it is no surprise that he attacks Labour with Mr Corbyn at the helm.
Sadly he and other dissenters have a loud voice in the mainstream media in effect manipulating the electorate.
This time Sugar is voicing his concerns over the upcoming election for mayor of London.
He has attacked Labour candidate Sadiq Khan presumably preferring fat cat Tory candidate Zac Goldsmith.
Sugar may claim to be a non-affiliated Peer these days but he is a Conservative in all but name or maybe his only affiliation is Alan Sugar?
Either way the big winner from mainstream media attacks on the Corbyn leadership is the Tory government. The big loser is 'we the people'.
The Jewish News reports "The billionaire businessman accused Mr Khan of being personally responsible for wrecking the Labour Party as Lord Sugar branded the City Hall favourite and Jeremy Corbyn the “Laurel and Hardy” of politics. Lord Sugar, who quit Labour to become a non-affiliated peer in protest at what he called its anti-business stance under Ed Miliband, warned Mr Khan would be a disaster for London if he wins the May 5 showdown with Tory Zac Goldsmith."
Sugar was writing in Murdoch's Sunday Times and the Jewish News was quick to follow on.
They posted a piece damning Khan, Ed Miliband and Corbyn claiming "labour now welcomes anti-Semites and terrorist sympathisers to its ranks, the TV star warned."
It is a hate filled piece but if you are a Labour Party member or supporter be careful how you respond.
Those with their own agenda are quick to shout anti-Semitism.
It seems it is fine to call those of the left of Labour the 'hard' left with the obvious connotations but not to call those from the Blairite camp attacking the Corbyn leadership ' bitterites'.
And of course the Tories love and welcome Sugar's distraction coming at a time when that party is split over Europe and not fit for government.
Sugar is quoted as saying “Under Corbyn, the lunatics have truly taken over the asylum" which is divisive and biased.
Those on the left will simply explain they are turning the Labour party back to its roots and changing it from a second class Tory party to a real party of the people.
Sadiq Khan is from the Muslim faith and Alan Sugar the Jewish faith-that should not be relevant but these days it is.
Last week David Cameron used parliamentary privilege to launch an attack on Khan and as always he uses the mainstream media as a drip feed.
Guess he will be sending Sugar a thank you note then.
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