Entryism – it’s an ugly little word, describing the infiltration of a political party by members of another group, with the intention of subverting its policies or objectives.
It is a process that has hindered the Labour Party severely over the past 20 years or so as, under Tony Blair and later leaders, the party was joined by increasing numbers of right-wingers whose thinking was more closely aligned with that of the Conservative Party than traditional Labour values.
Now these entryists are claiming their Tory-lite attitudes as Labour’s true position in a desperate attempt to hold onto their positions and stay on the political gravy train, amidst fears that Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters will “purge” them from the party. Here’s The Guardian on Tory-lite Yvette Cooper:
Yvette Cooper called on Corbyn to condemn suggestions by some of his supporters that they intended to purge those who did not believe in his policies from the party should their candidate win the contest.
Cooper said: “I am deeply troubled by those who say they want a victory for Jeremy to be the start of a process to deselect hard-working councillors or MPs they believe are too rightwing. Years of fractional battles have no place in our party – they would be a betrayal of Labour’s values and of those who depend on us to stand up for them. Jeremy and his campaign should condemn this kind of sectarianism that is being practised in their name.”
Look at the wording. These right-wing councillors or MPs are “hard-working”, according to Yvette. Really? This Writer does not consider it hard work to support the policies of the Conservatives with only minor differences.
Would you like to know the policies of these right-wingers regarding the sick and disabled? The plan is to continue pushing them off of incapacity and disability benefits using the utterly discredited work capability assessment which ignores the advice of medical experts in favour of a tick-box computer game – and to do nothing that might arouse the attention of the right-wing press, which they fear.
When This Writer challenged one of them over this attitude, in the run-up to the election, he threatened me with legal action.
These people are no more than playground bullies. They victimise those who are weaker than them, while running scared from anybody who is stronger. And let’s remember that victimising the disabled is the lowest, meanest demonstration of power.
Purge them? They should be flushed down history’s toilet.
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