Yet if the boot were on the other foot Corbyn and his supporters would have been expected to accept a party run by Cooper, Kendall or Burnham.
Jeremy Corbyn was big news before last weekend's terror attacks in France with negative headline after negative headline; words taken out of context are now the daily norm in some publications.
Wednesday it is Ken Livingstone taking some of the heat away from Corbyn.
However, as the two men are long-time political allies, the strike at Livingstone is still a strike at Corbyn.
BBC News, so often these days a voice for the Tory government, reports;
Ken Livingstone has "unreservedly" apologised for suggesting a shadow defence minister who criticised him needed "psychiatric help".
But remember Jones started this latest row by questioning Livingstone's capability after Corbyn appointed him to work on a Trident review panel. "Mr Jones had said giving the job to the former London Mayor would damage Labour’s credibility."
The Evening Standard reports "After hearing the criticism, Mr Livingstone said: “I think he might need some psychiatric help. He’s obviously very depressed and disturbed. He should pop off and see his GP before he makes these offensive comments.”
Sounds like just another day in politics; if Livingstone was in the wrong what about the Tory party using mental health as a means of attacking Labour; a new low even for the Tories.
BBC News continues "Mr Corbyn's decision to appoint the former London mayor [Livingstone] as joint chair of Labour's defence review sparked an angry backlash from pro-Trident Labour MPs, with shadow defence secretary Maria Eagle reported to be "furious". Ms Eagle, who was leading the review, said she was not consulted before Mr Livingstone was made her co-chair - the pair hold opposing views on Britain's nuclear weapons."
The renewal of Trident is often divisive.
The pro-camp claim there is jobs at stake and the U.K. having the ability to show the world a working nuclear deterrent.
However as some point out the U.K. would probably never use the deterrent without U.S. approval and it is in many ways a costly white-elephant.
Mr. Corbyn is a lifelong pacifist and the Tory party has used that to best negative effect. But is it so wrong to want a world at peace not war?
As the U.K. gets onto a war footing we are likely to join bombing raids in Syria any time soon and without a U.N. mandate.
U.K. P.M. David Cameron is set to follow Tony Blair's non U.N. approved path to military action.
He said Thursday that a U.N. vote would likely be scuppered by Russia; but not holding a vote as you may not like the possible outcome has to be wrong.
You may as well scrap the U.N if that is the case.
In votes concerning Israel the U.S.A. tends to use its veto and so on it goes.
While many question whether or not Labour will ever be elected with Mr. Corbyn at the helm you have to wonder how many more attacks from outside and within he can take.
Will he end up the best Labour leader but one who is never Prime Minister?
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