Op-ed: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is set to officially launch his bid to retain leadership of the Labour Party Saturday morning but it looks set to be overshadowed by more allegations that have nothing to do with his capabilities or policies.
Again the attack comes from within Labour.
This time it is allegations of bullying by people allegedly linked to Momentum the pro Corbyn group.
We say alleged as that is pertinent to this story.
It seems the leadership challenger Owen Smith may be stumbling at the first hurdle.
This is an obvious conclusion with the timing of today's msm bullying attention.
It kicked off Friday with one Conor McGinn and his ridiculous claims re threats of ringing his 'daddy' made to him.
But then we found the above tweet from a journalist.
It was doing the rounds again as McGinn appeared to play cry baby.
It dates to a time when a series of Labour MPs resigned from the shadow cabinet posting their resignation letters in all their glory on social media.
I will not labour the point as you can draw your own conclusions.
Today when Jeremy Corbyn launches his leadership bid representatives from the mainstream media will try to focus on allegations of abuse, not necessarily by Corbyn but allegedly done in his name.
The leadership challenger Owen Smith has been getting plenty of easy air time since he launched his campaign.
Of course when the mainstream media fails bloggers and social media users fill in the gaps.
Sometimes that includes hard hitting memes.
But as the Labour Party enters its McCarthy period party members face expulsion for what may have been intended as a humorous tweet or a serious political debate.
Make no mistake plotters within the Labour Party and their wealthy donors intend to win this one by any means possible.
That is if we let them!
Footnote: Jess Phillips used the 'stab Corbyn in the front not back' statement in late 2015. She is a relatively new MP and told Diane Abbott to 'fuck off' as a newbie in Parliament.
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