Why should anybody believe Grauniad reports about Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour leadership

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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8 thoughts on “Why should anybody believe Grauniad reports about Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour leadership

  1. Rupert Mitchell (@rupert_rrl)

    A shameful and biased report by the Guardian. Anyone who is fooled by it could be taken for a ride anywhere! As I have stated many times before “without Corbyn” the Labour Party won’t exist; other than for a few greedy back-stabbing MPs. I would rather back the Conservatives than any of those who have let Corbyn and true Labour members down so badly. We need to get this fight for the Leader WE want up and running at full speed.

  2. jeffrey davies

    they use every trick to rid themselves of jc the only way is to show them by getting them deselected untill he does theyl backstab at evry turn

  3. fadedglories

    A good man being vilified and then publicly crucified. Does anyone else see an historic parallel here ?

  4. Iris

    Mr Corbyn obviously wasn’t to blame, on his own, for the Brexit disaster. I thought he did his very best to persuade British citizens, particularly left-leaning ones to vote to remain in the European Union. I feel confident his efforts to persuade voters to elect a Labour government with him as Prime Minister will be be equally successful.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      He was only trying to persuade Labour supporters to vote ‘Remain’. Anybody else who did so as a result of his campaigning would have been a bonus.
      If his efforts to persuade voters nationwide to elect a Labour government are equally successful, Labour would have a 63 per cent vote share – a massive amount that would transform the composition of the House of Commons.
      So I’m glad you feel confidence this will happen and I look forward to the day.

  5. mohandeer

    For a very long time, the Graundian has been losing readers to the point where Vine is now begging for donations. It is constantly being pilloried and made a laughing stock because of it’s right wing bent and Russophobic lies. Article after article is shredded for the misrepresentations and misinterpretations to downright lies it promulgates.

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