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Sunday, 23 August 2015

The Sad Delusions of New Labour

The BBC/Mail Myth of ‘Infiltration’

The anti-Labour Daily Mail is concerned for the leadership of the Labour Party!!
You would have thought that with thousands, up and down the country, attending his rallies, compared to the handful turning up for the other candidates that the penny might have dropped.  Jeremy Corbyn is riding the crest of a wave of revulsion and hatred of this government, something New Labour MPs who abstained on the budget proposals don’t understand, yet all they can bleat about is that it must be due to ‘infiltration’.
Desperate allegations from the defeated New Labour entryists
The hundreds of thousands who have registered as supporters or joined the Labour Party have all been got up to it by the hard Trotskyite left who couldn’t organise a piss-up in a brewery.  We have tales of a handful of Tory self-publicists joining the Labour Party to vote Labour, but of course nothing is said about the daily drip drip of poison from the Tory Press.  Most of these Tory nerds are playing a game of double bluff – i.e. deliberately providing New Labour with a ready made excuse to halt the elections.

Burnham complains of 'infiltration' yet speaks to a handful
We even have the master of the dark arts, Alistair Campbell, complaining that Corbyn’s supporters are behaving like the nasty SNP cyber-nats oblivious to the sewer rat MP for Bassettlaw John Mann, who tried to insinuate that Corbyn was soft on child abuse (something even the Daily ‘Hate’ Mail has steered clear of. ['A new low for Labour leadership race': Jeremy Corbyn hitsback at rival's attempt to accuse him of 'non-action' on child abuse.]
Part of the Labour Right - knowing they've lost - want to stop the election and change the electorate!
We have had the ‘hate’ Mail and the Zionist Jewish Chronicle effectively alleging that Jeremy Corbyn was anti-Semitic. The Guardian’s description of one rally in Middlesborough, ideal UKIP territory where the Left is a small handful, is indicative:
Corbyn speaks to over 1,000 in Middlesborough
You almost feel sorry for the other Labour leadership candidates after attending a Jeremy Corbyn rally. Yes, Andy Burnham got a decent reception and even a little wolf-whistle at the People’s History Museum on Monday. And Yvette Cooper nearly filled the upstairs room at a cinema in Manchester last Friday.

Yet while they fight for what is looking increasingly like second place, Corbyn speeds up to Middlesbrough on a train service he has promised to renationalise, drawing more than 1,000 excited supporters on a wet Tuesday in August. He doesn’t even seem to be trying that hard, yet receives wild applause when discussing the most arid topics – who else could prompt such fervour when outlining his position on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership? (He’s against it.)
Like all places he speaks - Corbyn draws in hundreds if not thousands
First in the rain-sodden queue outside Middlesbrough town hall on Tuesday was Maggie Gee, a retired tutor from Redcar. The rally wasn’t scheduled to start until 4pm but the 66-year-old was taking no chances. Arriving at noon to find herself alone, she popped off for some dinner and returned at 1.15pm with her brolly. She voted Green in the general election but is a member of Ken Loach’s Unity party. Gee said: “I was driven away from the Labour party when we had Vera Baird imposed on us,” she said beforehand, referring to the former solicitor general who was parachuted into the (then) safe seat of Redcar in 2001.

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