160714 Owen Smith

If Owen Smith wasn’t part of the attempted coup by Labour MPs against leader Jeremy Corbyn (branded the ‘Chicken Coup’ by some, due to its’ ringleaders’ reluctance to reveal themselves), why did he resign alongside all the other former shadow cabinet members who did so on June 26?

Why did he take part in the vote of ‘no confidence’ against Mr Corbyn the following week?

Why is he challenging Mr Corbyn for the party leadership now?

It doesn’t make sense for him to be suggesting this.

And then there’s this comment from John Mann:

“I was approached six months ago to back Owen Smith to be Labour leader. I politely declined the offer.”

This Writer politely suggests that no Labour Party member should dignify Mr Smith with their vote.

If you need more reasons, try the following:

160713 Owen Smith opinions

And then there’s his attitude toward the sick and the disabled…

Owen Smith today criticised the “right” of the Labour Party as he confirmed he would run as Labour leader.

He vowed to stave off a split in the party and said he would be a “radical and credible” leader who could take Labour back into government.

The former shadow Cabinet minister – who opposed the Iraq War and did not become an MP until 2010 – will join Angela Eagle in taking on Jeremy Corbyn, who last night won the battle to stand again without a fresh round of nominations.

Today Smith offered praise for Corbyn but said the veteran left-winger was “not a leader”. He also denied any involvement in the attempted coup which, he said, had come from a small group “on the right”.

Source: Owen Smith: I want to be Labour leader | LabourList


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