Getting a bit desperate now, isn’t it?

Firstly, if Blairite Labour MPs are getting behind Caroline Flint in the deputy leadership campaign to offset a Corbyn victory in the top spot – so what? None of the other candidates are particularly leftist so it doesn’t really make much difference.

Also, the rest of the party is going to decide whatever it damn well pleases anyway so – again – it really won’t make much difference.

Note that the Independent here describes Flint as a “centrist” counterweight to Mr Corbyn. She’s a Labour right-winger. Clearly someone is working hard on the language to make these people look less Tory-light than they really are. Something to watch!

Labour MPs are preparing for a Jeremy Corbyn victory by rallying round the leading Blairite in the deputy leadership contest to prevent a left-wing takeover at the top of the party, The Independent on Sunday can reveal.

A string of MPs, including two shadow ministers, have switched their support from other candidates to back Caroline Flint for deputy as a centrist counterweight to Mr Corbyn, who is on course to win the leadership on 12 September.

Source: Labour rallies behind Flint as deputy leader to offset a Corbyn win – UK Politics – UK – The Independent

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