By Calvin Tucker in Britain:
From Pfizer lobbyist to Citizen Smith
Monday 8th August 2016
“THE economic circumstances demand that we seek more fundamental solutions than tinkering around the edges of capitalism.”
Not my words, but the words of Angela Eagle.
And then we have Owen Smith and his 20-point manifesto of borrow and spend — which even includes a wealth tax which the Morning Star pointed out was lifted straight out of the programme of the Communist Party.
Two weeks ago the narrative was that Labour could never win on a left-wing ticket.
Now, it seems, the people’s flag can’t be red enough.
Except this time round he’s shouting: “Power to the PLP!”
You couldn’t make it up if you tried.
These moderates talk about winning elections. Yet despite their disloyalty and sabotage, Jeremy has won four out of four by-elections, four out of four mayors, and finished first in the local elections.
And we were drawing ahead in the polls when they began their choreographed resignations.
Seven years ago, I was travelling with the first lady of Honduras during a military coup.
The army stopped our convoy and threatened to shoot us. But the first lady got out of her car and began walking towards the line of soldiers until we were quite literally looking down the barrels of their guns.
Then an extraordinary thing happened. Like the Biblical parting of seas, they fanned out and let us pass.
As we went through, she said to me: “They are scared of us because we are not scared of them.”
Whether the gun held to your head is a real one, or in the case of the Labour Party, a figurative one, the lesson is the same: never give in to threats and intimidation.
So cast your vote with pride for the undefeated leader of our party: man of steel and integrity, Jeremy Corbyn.
Smith should stop denying he’s part of the coup and admit to being its chief enabler, writes CHARLEY ALLAN.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has ruled out any challenge to the June 23 referendum vote to leave the European Union. In an interview published over the weekend, Corbyn rejected calls for either a second referendum or a general election to re-decide the issue. Asked whether he thought calls by leadership contender Owen Smith for a second referendum were anti-democratic, he replied, “I think we’ve had a referendum, a decision has been made, you have to respect the decision people made”: here.
The High Court has ruled that 130,000 people who recently joined the Labour party could be allowed to cast a vote in the upcoming leadership election, in a move that many expect to be advantageous to Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign: here.