Also hypocritical, of course. Isn’t it interesting that he’s complaining about Labour extremists (who call themselves moderates) being “insulted, trolled and threatened” after they spent all summer doing that to supporters of the party’s new leader, Jeremy Corbyn?
The persecution of the so-called Corbynites by a very small group of right-wingers, desperate to hold on to their grip on party policy, was a disgrace to all concerned.
Has anybody seen any evidence to support his claim?
Look at Chuka’s comments regarding Kevan Jones. Does he even know that Jones himself has suggested MPs “should be taken to the nearest lunatic asylum” in a political debate?
Umunna and his like-minded colleagues are an embarrassment.
Labour MPs are being insulted, trolled and threatened with deselection for expressing their views on issues of security and conscience, according to Chuka Umunna, the former shadow business secretary.
He called for the threats to stop and for the party once again to be a broad church. He also urged Jeremy Corbyn to give Labour MPs a free vote on the extension of RAF bombing to Syria, saying it was a matter of conscience and citing support from the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, for a free vote.
He also said remarks by Ken Livingstone claiming the shadow defence minister, Kevan Jones, needed psychiatric help meant it was inappropriate for him co-chair the party’s defence review alongside the shadow defence secretary, Maria Eagle. Corbyn’s office did not inform Eagle that Livingstone was being appointed to the post, leaving her to discover the news on social media.
Livingstone reluctantly but unreservedly apologised for his remarks, after being forced to do so by the Labour leader.
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