Jeremy Corbyn lost a motion of no confidence in the aftermath of the Brexit vote [Image: Rick Findler/PA].

Jeremy Corbyn lost a motion of no confidence in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, says The Guardian. The implication is that the vote was triggered by his performance in the EU referendum – in fact the ‘Chicken Coup’ (so called because its members are considered to be afraid to put up a candidate against him in a leadership election) had been planned over many months [Image: Rick Findler/PA].

According to The Guardian, there are new attempts to make a peace deal between Jeremy Corbyn and the mutinous MPs who supported a vote of ‘no confidence’ against him.

The details are below. Take them with a pinch of salt; I’ll tell you why, later in this article.

Labour MPs supporting Jeremy Corbyn are urgently seeking ways to avoid a historic split after their leader’s refusal to resign set the party on track for a ferocious leadership battle.

The leader of Unite, Len McCluskey, described the coup attempt as a “political lynching” as he urged MPs to allow trade unions to broker a peace deal. However, he did not suggest that Corbyn should give in to demands to resign, calling the Labour leader a “man of steel”.

Other supporters of the leader said they were considering what type of deal might satisfy the party’s MPs, with more than three quarters supporting a vote of no confidence in Corbyn last week.

Party grandees including Lord Kinnock and at least one potential challenger to Corbyn, Angela Eagle, have continued to claim that support from the party’s members is ebbing away from the leader.

Under such a plan being discussed by some left-leaning MPs, Corbyn could become chairman rather than “supreme leader”.

Another alternative is for him to assume a more presidential role, with a consensual leader of the PLP being appointed who would satisfy MPs.

A source close to Corbyn denied that the ideas were being considered but said there was effort being put into finding a peaceful solution, with a focus on whether new structures could be built around policymaking and the shadow cabinet that would appease MPs.

Source: Labour seeks leadership deal as Jeremy Corbyn stands his ground | Politics | The Guardian

There is no reason you should believe any of the above.

The Guardian‘s antipathy towards Jeremy Corbyn is feral – and has led that newspaper to bring itself into disrepute with one false story after another. Take a look at this, from its ‘corrections and clarifications’:

160704 Guardian correction 1

and this, referring to allegations of anti-Semitism in a speech by Mr Corbyn:

160704 Guardian correction 2

It seems to have become common practice for newspapers to take sides in the political debate – to such an extent that they have given up any attempt at reporting the facts.


And when I say “shame”, Guardian reporters, I mean “shame on you”.


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