Owen Smith and Angela Eagle are also being encouraged by some Labour MPs to consider a joint ticket [Composite: Rex, PA].

Owen Smith and Angela Eagle are also being encouraged by some Labour MPs to consider a joint ticket [Composite: Rex, PA].


This Writer has very little time for Yvette Cooper – she is a right-winger with very little time for Labour’s natural constituency. But she’s right about Theresa May – or should be.

If I were in the new prime minister’s shoes, I wouldn’t wait a minute longer than necessary before calling a snap general election, considering the weakness of the Labour Party thanks to the selfishness of the rebels against Jeremy Corbyn.

As for Owen Smith and Angela Eagle – it doesn’t matter which of them stands against Mr Corbyn now.

Despite my own familiarity with the English language, I am struggling to find a word to describe the dishonourable, base, treacherous, lying, scandalous depths to which those attempting the botched ‘coup’ against Mr Corbyn – and their supporters in the Parliamentary Labour Party, the National Executive Committee, and the constituencies – have lowered themselves.

The wider membership is perfectly aware of this, and will vote to eliminate this shameful blot on the Labour Party as soon as they possibly can.

Owen Smith and Angela Eagle are under growing pressure to decide which of them should challenge Jeremy Corbyn next week, amid calls from some Labour MPs for just one candidate to stand against the party’s leader.

A number of the party’s politicians [said] they wanted the two candidates to make a decision between them soon after nominations open on Monday night, following a hustings session earlier the same day in Westminster.

Yvette Cooper, a former shadow home secretary, warned that her time opposing Theresa May informed her that the new prime minister would not hesitate to call a general election before Christmas. “Labour has to be ready for it. We can’t kid ourselves that we have four years to sort ourselves out,” Cooper said.

Source: Angela Eagle or Owen Smith? MPs say only one should challenge Corbyn | Politics | The Guardian

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