Angela Eagle asked this Labour member to support Owen Smith – and got what she deserved

Angela Eagle: She won't be smiling for long [Image: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian].

Angela Eagle: She won’t be smiling for long [Image: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian].

One has to question the mental processes of people like Angela Eagle.

Having done her level best to remove the most popular leader the Labour Party has had in decades, having hurled verbal abuse at his supporters and lied about their activities, having accused her fellow party members of criminal acts, she has now asked the same people to support Owen Smith’s candidacy for the Labour leadership.

Whyever would she think anybody would have anything to do with her after being subjected to this kind of treatment?

Only yesterday, The Guardian tarnished itself by publishing Ms Eagle’s latest rant, in which she accused her own constituency party (Wallasey) of “homophobic language and actions, threats of violence and other behaviour unbecoming of Labour members” at a meeting on June 24 – a meeting she herself did not even attend.

How does she know?

She has made other unfounded comments as well, but we’ll let a Labour member rejoicing in the Twitter handle of @fitzy_blue to discuss them; she does it so much better than This Writer could.

Here’s Fitzy’s reply to Angela Eagle, in response to her email requesting support for Owen Smith:

160803 Fitzy reply to Angela Eagle

Fair enough?

Now, it occurs to This Writer that Ms Eagle certainly isn’t the only Labour MP to have lost the confidence of their constituency members since June 26.

Perhaps they should consider this response.

(I feel sure their fellow members will certainly see it!)

And then, perhaps, they should consider either altering their behaviour – or taking up a new career.

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14 thoughts on “Angela Eagle asked this Labour member to support Owen Smith – and got what she deserved

  1. Fibro confused

    A well thought out calm reasoned response, it will be read by many members I hope, it won’t get a response or reply from Ms Eagle, the walls the coup Mp’s have built around them are insurmountable, they only react to praise or the odd internet troll, I’ve tried several times since the coup to get an answer to the brick fiasco, Hotel cancellation etc, I’ve been incredibly polite, only ever speak to people the way I want and expect people to speak to me, even when I’m trolled myself. They will never admit to any wrongs they know that time long since passed. Still hope that those MP’s who followed the leaders of this coup find it in themselves to turn their backs on the right wing faction and go back to doing their jobs, I’m sure many will if only under the threat of deselection.

    1. Laboudi

      But who would want an MP who is ready to do the right thing only when under that of deselection? Corbyn needs to immediately work on deselecting those MPs (anyone who sided with the coup). Extending his hand to them would be an utter stupidity. They are some chancers, who would always be a throne in his back and who would turn against him in the first opportunity. The attack on Corbyn by the media and the establishment will get more fierce. In such an atmosphere, he needs to be surrounded by loyal ethical MPs rather than those chancers.

      1. Fibro confused

        I think many were bullied into siding with the coup leaders, for instance Sarah Champion who waited for the summer recess to announce her un-resignation, some will have taken the view although supporting Jeremy’s policies that given the media doing it’s damnedest to get rid of Jeremy couldn’t see a way forward, yes it was and still is a cowardly act, the ring leaders will not come back into the fold, I can’t see any of them apologizing even privately but many others who are not so well known and fall under the medias radar can do as Sarah Champion has done and welcomed back, there will be caution naturally it’s up to them then to prove themselves to their constituencies, the shadow bench and the membership shutting the door on them altogether in my opinion would be the wrong thing to do and send out the wrong message.

      2. Mike Sivier Post author

        Sarah Champion isn’t under the media radar – she was quite a big part of a documentary series on Parliament only a few months ago.

      3. Fibro confused

        Many in my social circle didn’t know who she was or even that she was in the shadow cabinet, a few local Labour members didn’t know either, the ones that are more known are those who have courted the media to make a song and dance out of nothing, the front benchers in the main.

  2. Rusty

    That’s how I feel about north croydon steven reed MP! He doesn’t and never will have my support! JC needs to save labour from these turncoats.

  3. Ian

    I wrote to my MP Sharon Hodges to tell her she no longer had my support and that I’d never vote for her again if she stands.6 to 8 weeks later I’m awaiting a reply or confirmation of receipt.It will be hard to vote other than Labour for the first time in my life but that’s what the PLP and the plotters and abstainers on austerity/Trident have forced on me!

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Do you mean Sharon Hodgson? If you feel that way, and you’re not already a Labour Party member, why not join and push for her removal as MP/candidate, rather than voting for another party? Labour isn’t an individual, and if an individual MP is harming the party, then they should go.

    2. andrew wood

      Ian, that really would be cutting off your nose to spite your face. As Mike said, get down and dirty and get involved

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