Like the rest of right-wing, neoliberal, Blairite (if you like) Labour, Lord Peter Mandelson appears to have lost the plot.
Clearly these tinpot despots are desperate to foist their choice of leader onto the Labour Party, whether the membership wants it or not.
That’s why we’ve had speech after speech from these disgraced former grandees, denouncing Jeremy Corbyn, who is clearly the people’s choice.
Now it emerges that Mandelson asked the three stooges other candidates to quit the process, in order to force it to a halt.
In one of the few principled moves they’ve made, neither Mo, Larry or Curly – sorry, Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper or Liz Kendall – agreed to do so.
But these principles do not extend very far, it seems. While the right-wing candidates have refused Mandelson’s demand, they are not above trying to force each other into retiring.
Lord Mandelson tried to persuade the three mainstream Labour leadership candidates to quit en masse to stop leftwinger Jeremy Corbyn and force the party to suspend the election.
It also emerged that Liz Kendall urged Yvette Cooper to stand down because Andy Burnham is the only candidate who can win – but Miss Cooper refused.
The claims lay bare the desperation by the Labour hierarchy to try to stop Mr Corbyn from succeeding Ed Miliband as leader in less than four weeks time.
What a shambles. Roll on the election, and a victory for Jeremy Corbyn.
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