Labour MPs are servants of the party, not the other way around. Jeremy Corbyn knows this and has made it central to his leadership.
Owen Smith is absolutely opposed to it. That’s why John McDonnell’s comment is so important.
Never forget what the Labour leadership challenge really signifies.
Addressing Labour supporters at a rally in Newcastle, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell nailed the truth behind the attempted coup:
This coup isn’t about Jeremy Corbyn. This coup isn’t about him, this is about you…
This is the 1% telling the 99% to ‘get back in your place.’
It appears the Labour elite do not fear Corbyn, they fear the political uprising he is facilitating. There is a huge movement coalescing under the Labour leader that threatens to break up media and banking monopolies, deconstruct neoliberal capitalism and bring the Westminster gravy train screeching to a halt.
The Labour elite trumpet ‘unity’, but they mean the membership following the MPs for unity, and not the other way around. The now approaching 600,000 strong membership must accommodate for the 172 MPs who voted for no confidence in Corbyn, not vice versa. They believe their vote of no confidence overrides Corbyn’s unprecedented democratic mandate from the membership.
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