Eagle and Smith challenged – to decide which should oppose Jeremy Corbyn

Owen Smith and Angela Eagle are also being encouraged by some Labour MPs to consider a joint ticket [Composite: Rex, PA].

Owen Smith and Angela Eagle are also being encouraged by some Labour MPs to consider a joint ticket [Composite: Rex, PA].


This Writer has very little time for Yvette Cooper – she is a right-winger with very little time for Labour’s natural constituency. But she’s right about Theresa May – or should be.

If I were in the new prime minister’s shoes, I wouldn’t wait a minute longer than necessary before calling a snap general election, considering the weakness of the Labour Party thanks to the selfishness of the rebels against Jeremy Corbyn.

As for Owen Smith and Angela Eagle – it doesn’t matter which of them stands against Mr Corbyn now.

Despite my own familiarity with the English language, I am struggling to find a word to describe the dishonourable, base, treacherous, lying, scandalous depths to which those attempting the botched ‘coup’ against Mr Corbyn – and their supporters in the Parliamentary Labour Party, the National Executive Committee, and the constituencies – have lowered themselves.

The wider membership is perfectly aware of this, and will vote to eliminate this shameful blot on the Labour Party as soon as they possibly can.

Owen Smith and Angela Eagle are under growing pressure to decide which of them should challenge Jeremy Corbyn next week, amid calls from some Labour MPs for just one candidate to stand against the party’s leader.

A number of the party’s politicians [said] they wanted the two candidates to make a decision between them soon after nominations open on Monday night, following a hustings session earlier the same day in Westminster.

Yvette Cooper, a former shadow home secretary, warned that her time opposing Theresa May informed her that the new prime minister would not hesitate to call a general election before Christmas. “Labour has to be ready for it. We can’t kid ourselves that we have four years to sort ourselves out,” Cooper said.

Source: Angela Eagle or Owen Smith? MPs say only one should challenge Corbyn | Politics | The Guardian

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8 thoughts on “Eagle and Smith challenged – to decide which should oppose Jeremy Corbyn

  1. Thomas Walker

    Would that be a bad thing,given the lack of support given to Jeremy ,this would be a perfect time to test the grassroots. Even in defeat at least we would have MPs who would serve.

  2. John

    I am wondering (just as many other people are on twitter), exactly how the Tory election fraud investigation is going.
    If proven, that could end our current government, couldn’t it?
    So, even if a snap election was called, and the Tories won it……..

  3. jeffrey davies

    oh dear At the end of the two-hour meeting, a vote of no confidence in Eagle was passed by 54 to nine. labour party back home in eagles nest still had a meeting good on em jeff3

  4. casalealex

    “I am struggling to find a word to describe the dishonourable……”

    How about – combobulation – combination of a whole lot of messed up s**t.

  5. mohandeer

    David Cameron had artless arrogance and glib double speak on his side,Theresa May is a lot smarter with cunning and ruthlessness being her forte. With the majority of Labour membership apoplectic at the deceit and dishonesty, the vote rigging and defrauding of members who joined to support Corbyn, the LP is a shambles of the first order. If I had to vote in a General Election next week I wouldn’t vote Labour. If the dishonourable and undemocratic right win the leadership I wouldn’t vote Labour and I am not the only one. Whether T.May calls for a snap election will depend on who wins the Labour leadership election, if the right wins, she will call for it, if the left wins, she would think twice, such is the support for the left. After the leadership election, many CLP’s will be calling for deselection with Unite also calling for mandatory reselection, both of which could see cabinet and leader of the LP without membership support. That’ll be a wee bit tricky. Won’t it?

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