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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