Luke Akehurst (left) is secretary of 'Moderate' group Labour First, which has been using Owen Smith (bottom) to attack Jeremy Corbyn (top). He has revealed other challenges will be mounted until one succeeds, no matter what the cost to the party [Image: EvolvePolitics].

Luke Akehurst (left) is secretary of ‘Moderate’ group Labour First, which has been using Owen Smith (bottom) to attack Jeremy Corbyn (top). He has revealed other challenges will be mounted until one succeeds, no matter what the cost to the party [Image: EvolvePolitics].


Matt Black has summed up the campaign against Jeremy Corbyn in a nutshell – “cosseted” and “arrogant” manipulators who play “damaging and antidemocratic games to protect their own self-interest, swollen egos and meal-tickets”.

Is that the Labour Party’s philosophy? Is that achieving “more than we achieve alone” “by the strength of our common endeavour”?

No, of course it isn’t!

But of course, the abusers are the accusers, so – as the article points out – despite their persistent spoiling boosting Theresa May, Mr Akehurst and his cronies will claim it is Jeremy Corbyn helping the Tories.

His plan – repeated leadership elections – could do irreparable damage to the Labour Party, but he’ll say it isn’t the so-called ‘moderates’ (a misnomer if ever there was one – there’s nothing moderate about these people) who are to blame but Mr Corbyn and his supporters for resisting them. As if they have a God-given right to do whatever they want.

They don’t.

The membership of the Labour Party has the right to do whatever is necessary to achieve the party’s goal of a fairer, more equal society for all.

And that includes removing these entitled abusers.

As the Labour Party Leadership ballot box slams firmly shut, the pound-shop Machiavelli, Luke Akehurst, has adopted the position of a petulant adolescent that cannot own up to failure, by suggesting that beating Jeremy Corbyn was never really the point of Owen Smith’s dysfunctional leadership challenge.

Akehurst has tweeted that: “Winning this time not the main point of having a contest. Point is to start a process that may take several goes. And stop moderates resigning.”

He went on to say: “no we were advocating a challenge for months in full expectation of losing. Strategically this challenge has been helpful.”

There you have it. Allowing the Tories a free reign, allowing Labour to plummet in the polls, and allowing Labour to lose control of Bristol City Council, are all part of a plan to prevent the falsely named ‘moderates’ from feeling the need to leave the party. What a cosseted and rarefied life that Akehurst and fellow travellers must lead if they can afford to play such damaging and antidemocratic games to protect their own self-interest, swollen egos and meal-tickets. The country and the Labour Party can go to rack and ruin just as long as the ‘moderates’ don’t stamp their feet and f*** off to the Liberal Democrats.

Furthermore, Akehurst’s comments reveal exactly what the likes of Ummuna, Kendall, Hunt, Cooper, Austin, Streeting, Reed etc really think about Owen Smith. He has been sacrificed as their useful idiot. Smith’s inflated ego doesn’t allow him to see that he has been hoodwinked by his peers. They could not and would not support many of the policies that he has advocated over the last couple of months.

Source: Winning was not the point – Labour right-winger reveals Owen Smith was just the Blairite’s useful idiot | EvolvePolitics.com

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