The comment at the bottom of the following excerpt is the most telling – that no coup will be successful if it doesn’t carry grassroots support.
This means no coup will be successful.
The grassroots voted for Corbyn. The grassroots want his policies actioned. The grassroots are not interested in the opinions of so-called ‘moderates’ and failed leader candidates.
These people seem to think they can effect in the Labour Party what happened in Scotland after the independence referendum. That is a huge mistake.
The Scottish Nationalists had the Labour Party to kick against, after the IndyRef – a Labour Party that was dominated by precisely the ‘moderates’ who think their opinions are relevant now.
In other words, the ‘moderates’ who ensured that Labour lost all but one Scottish MP to the SNP.
The grassroots know that these ‘moderates’ and their policies are dismal failures. Most of them – if they were honest – should be living in fear of deselection, because they are now so badly out of tune with the people they claim to represent.
There will be no sympathy for an attempted coup – especially if it follows half-hearted campaigning in anticipation of a coup to follow.
Any Labour Party member worth their salt, who has a Labour MP, should be contacting that MP and requesting full and frank disclosure of their position with regard to this matter – because any ‘moderates’ contemplating a ‘coup’ are a danger to Labour’s electability.
The majority of the Labour Party needs to know who they are – now.
And eliminate them.
“There will be an uprising in the PLP [Parliamentary Labour Party] at some point,” one Labour MP told The Independent. “But we have to get our timing right. We may only have one shot.”
Concerted resignations by several ministers and parliamentary aides close to Gordon Brown in 2006 helped to force Tony Blair to reveal his departure timetable as Prime Minister.
Some Blairites hope that a similar frontbench revolt would show that Mr Corbyn cannot govern the party and they hope to force a leadership contest at next autumn’s Labour conference. But other moderates are more cautious, warning that premature action could backfire. Without significant grassroots support for a change of leader, they fear, Mr Corbyn or another left-wing figure would be elected. Another MP said: “We will need to carry enough party members with us. Otherwise it would end in disaster.”
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