Mandelson’s ‘mass resignation’ bid shows up the manipulative ways of Labour’s right-wing

Does he remind you of Iain Duncan Smith during the July Budget?

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.

Source: Lord Mandelson’s failed ‘mass resignation’ bid to attempt to stop Jeremy Corbyn winning Labour leadership – Telegraph

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11 thoughts on “Mandelson’s ‘mass resignation’ bid shows up the manipulative ways of Labour’s right-wing

  1. hstorm

    Just like his Tory predecessor, ‘The Labour Archer’ seems determined to make a comeback, and that’s probably not a great idea. Just see what Jeffrey Archer’s re-emergence did to William Hague’s spell in charge of the Tories fifteen-odd years ago.

  2. Geoff Reynolds

    I say let them all resign, and go where their loyalties lay…….. The Conservative Party. And allow the Labour Party return to it’s roots of looking after the working class majority of this country and not the minority of the multi milllionaires, who have had the reins of Labour since Tony Blair started chasing the money, just like the rest of the career polititions who were standing for Labour leadership. .

  3. Ian

    Mandelson was my MP, a thoroughly unpleasant sack of slime. I met him in M&S food hall one time and felt like I needed scrubbing with bleach afterwards.

    The man is Beelzebub incarnate and seems set on ruining Labour as any kind of progressive left wing force.

    1. Mr.Angry

      So right you are Ian this man is beyond contempt, it is is about time he retired, he is like a wood louse creeps out from behind the skirting board when you least expect it.

  4. sasson1

    It’s laughable really. All this ‘mass resignation’ and how – when Corbyn does win – that they’ll get so many M.P.s to force him out etc, etc. Don’t they get it? You can keep doing all of that, but at the next leadership vote, people will just vote him in again, and again.

    Not got it yet? Mnnn, something called democracy. If it’s the will of Labour members – the people – to have Corbyn as their leader then that’s that. Get behind him!

    It really shows how highly disrespectful and dismissive the ‘old nu labour’ are towards their members wishes.

  5. Michelle

    The marketing, planning, framing and manipulating of the debate by the ‘right wing’ know no literary bounds… just reading the Cheltenham literature festival brochure for this October, one of the talks under ‘Politics and Current Affairs’ is titled: ‘The Future Of The Left’ which must have been planned before Jeremy Corbyn’s stand… the info states: ‘Following the party conference and as the Labour party picks itself up from electoral defeat. The Times columnist Philip Collins, Labour leadership contender Liz Kendall, Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna and author and Labour activist John O’Farrell debate the route back to power and ask whether the old labels of left and right now have any relevance. Chaired by Matthew Parris of The Times.’ Out of touch?

    Pinching myself as I browse the brochure, the program earlier in the week also has Alastair Campbell talking about ‘How to win at life’ he is described as a ‘Writer and strategist,’ do people in the comfier walks of life really have the memory span of a goldfish and the cognitive discernment of an average 2 year old?

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I’ve been to the Chelt LitFest a few times and I’d hardly describe myself as being in the “comfier walks of life”!
      No, I don’t think attendees do have the attributes you suggest. If the floor is opened to questions at any of those events, they are likely to be lively affairs.

      1. Michelle

        Hi Mike, Cheltenham’s general demographic is very comfy though there are small pockets of serious deprivation; however, my comment was in partly in jest. I hope the attendees don’t have those attributes as occasionally I have managed to get to one or two of the events, but I haven’t yet encountered any of them as ‘lively,’ perhaps a voice like yours at ‘The Future Of The Left’ discussion would make it so!

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