Angela Eagle: The Eagle is stranded.

Angela Eagle: The Eagle is stranded.

It seems some of the Labour mutineers are still clinging to some hope that they could mount a successful challenge against Jeremy Corbyn.

For their benefit, This Blog is posting part of a letter to Angela Eagle which makes the position crystal clear.

Dear Angela

I live in a small deprived working class town in an area where 72% of people voted to leave the EU.

At the turn of the millenium it had a strong Labour presence running the town council and a number of councillors on the district council and had narrowly failed to take the safe Tory Westminster seat.

By the middle of the decade the party had been wiped out totally and a few years ago was replaced by UKIP as the party for working class voters. Many of those UKIP voters hate Cameron and the Tories but would not turn to Labour again at the last general election, instead they voted UKIP.

Over the past 9 months the membership of the local party has more than doubled, some new, some returning.

We were just beginning to connect with local voters again when along comes this ridiculous, unconstitutional, undemocratic coup. There was no lack of confidence in Jeremy until you lot of plotters started creating yet another lie.

If you think that Labour will be more electable without Jeremy Corbyn you have about as much nous as a duck that makes its home in the desert.

When people attending the local foodbank, where I used to volunteer, tell me they felt betrayed by Labour nor would vote for them again, that is the Labour Party that you were part of, take notice.

That is why we could not win the last 2 elections.

Getting rid of Corbyn is no magic wand in fact just the opposite.

You, Cooper, Hilary Benn and others are all part of the New Labour that decimated the Labour party amongst deprived working class people.

No leader could overcome the legacy you left this party in just 9 months. It is time you stopped going on national media talking about you being able to solve the problems in the Labour Party.

It is like trying to put out a fire with petrol. The ordinary working class voters rejected you and your policies at the last 3 general elections and in the EU referendum. Stop behaving like a Tory and blaming someone else for your failings.

If you want to make Labour electable at the next election it is time for all MPs to get behind the leader and campaign for anti-austerity, anti-neoliberal polices.

It won’t be easy, but it is impossible with a traitorous PLP in the party’s midst.

It is time to rid this party of the malevolent shadow of Mandelson, Campbell and Blair if we want to be relevant to the future of this country.

Sue Dockett
Member NE Cambs CLP

Source: An open letter to Angela Eagle – NEWTEKWORLDNEWS


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