This video from Britain says about itself:
“Owen Smith’s a career politician” – Jonathan Pie
22 July 2016
From daily The Independent in Britain today:
Labour leadership election: Owen Smith refuses to dismiss ‘too many immigrants’ fears
These ‘too many immigrants’ fears for many decades have been central in the propaganda of the neonazi British National Party, of the National Front in Britain and in France, and of similar extreme right parties.
and questions Corbyn‘s patriotism
‘I suspect that Jeremy has got a rather more metropolitan sense of that and that’s not one I think is central to the Labour tradition’
Ashley Cowburn, Political Correspondent
Labour leadership contender Owen Smith has refused to dismiss the suggestion there are “too many immigrants” in Britain – as he questioned Jeremy Corbyn’s patriotism.
Mr Smith, who is running his campaign against current leader Mr Corbyn on a “save Labour” platform, said that in some parts of the country “the way in which we saw rapid influx of – in particular – eastern European migrants after accession of those countries to Europe definitely caused downward pressure on wages”.
Asked whether there are “too many immigrants” in Britain, he responded: “I think it depends where you are”. …
It comes as Mr Corbyn fights a legal battle over his place in the contest, after he was automatically named on the ballot paper without having to secure nominations from the party’s MPs. If Michael Foster, a Labour donor who is pursuing the challenge, emerges successful it could mean the whole leadership race is scrapped and restarted. …
Mr Smith, who said he would meet the Nato target of spending 2 per cent of GDP on defence, renew Trident and be prepared to push the button to launch a nuclear strike if he was in Number 10, said: …
Asked if he was calling Mr Corbyn unpatriotic, Mr Smith said: “I am saying that I think it is something that is not core to his set of beliefs. He has got a set of liberal perspectives and left perspectives on things and nationhood and nationalism and patriotism aren’t really part of his make-up.” …
Many supporters of the Remain position in the Brexit referendum have dismissed all criticisms of the European Union as ´nationalist´ (which they are not). The main objection which the Blairite right-wingers have voiced against democratically elected Labour leader Corbyn, their pretext for their coup attempt, is that Corbyn should have campaigned more fanatically, and jointly with Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron, for European Union membership. Corbyn, while campaigning hard (according to ex-anti Corbyn Blairite leadership candidate Angela Eagle) for a Remain vote in the referendum, did not pretend that the EU was flawless, and did not campaign jointly with the Conservatives (Labour right-wingers campaigning jointly with Cameron against Scottish independence had gravely, maybe mortally, wounded the Labour party in Scotland). Corbyn has also said that the majority vote for Brexit in the referendum should be respected.
Owen Smith, on the other hand, has said to hell with what the voters said on the EU; have a second referendum (and maybe a third one, a fourth one, etc.) until the stupid unwashed electorate will at last be obedient to the Confederation of British Industry and will vote at last pro-EU (like the Irish electorate at last voted for the Lisbon treaty, after having voted against it). Now, that same Owen Smith says he is a British nationalist, so a ‘good guy’. While Corbyn is not a nationalist, so a ‘bad guy.’
Perhaps Mr Owen Smith tries to become leader of the wrong party for him (like in 2015, Owen Smith’s fellow Blairite Liz Kendall tried to become Labour leader, while it might have been better if she would have tried to become Conservative leader). Owen Smith for leader of the British National Party? Of the English Defence League?
Mr Corbyn’s leadership received a boost as Sarah Champion – one of the senior MPs who quit their front-bench roles as confidence in his leadership disappeared at Westminster – returned to her shadow ministerial role. …
But she has now returned to her post as a shadow home office minister, focusing on women, equality and domestic violence issues, and Mr Corbyn’s office urged other rebels to follow her back to the front benches.