Jeremy Corbyn, who, it has been speculated, could face a challenge to his leadership of the Labour party [Image: Mark Thomas/REX Shutterstock].

Jeremy Corbyn, who, it has been speculated, could face a challenge to his leadership of the Labour party [Image: Mark Thomas/REX Shutterstock].

Right-wing newsrags (such as The Guardian has become) seem to take delight in speculating that Jeremy Corbyn will be challenged for the Labour Party leadership. They’ve been doing it since he was voted in.

Has any such challenge taken place? No.

Why not? Because he’s really popular.

This Writer has been out knocking on people’s doors in the Brecon and Radnorshire constituency, and the most common comment from the increased number of Labour supporters I’ve met is that they are deeply impressed by Mr Corbyn; that he is taking Labour back to what it should be.

So we turn to the flipside of the debate, which is whether his challengers will be deselected and lose their seats at the next election. Many critics of the Corbyn-supporting Momentum movement believe that’s what it is for.

They say it’s a party-within-a-party, but then, don’t Labour-oriented think tanks like Progress, the Fabian Society, the IPPR and so on represent exactly the same kind of distinctions between members?

And why should Labour members not have the right to choose who should represent them?

What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

If an MP falls out of favour due to disruptive behaviour that brings the Party into disrepute, why should that person’s position be secure?

Jeremy Corbyn will secure an even greater mandate from Labour members if his opponents, who are motivated by “deep malice”, succeed in triggering a fresh leadership contest, the founder of the grassroots movement Momentum has said.

Jon Lansman, the veteran activist behind the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy and a key figure in the founding of Momentum, predicted that he would recruit even more supporters in the event of a contest.

“We will not just recruit everyone who voted for him as a registered supporter last time, we’ll recruit more,” he told the Guardian. “A lot more.”

Source: Jeremy Corbyn ‘would increase mandate if he faced leadership contest’ | Politics | The Guardian

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