This is from a scaremongering Torygraph article which may not be genuine – but the possibility it suggests is so atrocious it should be addressed.
The claim is that Andrew Bridgen, a Conservative MP who has called for a snap general election, has been approached by three Labour Parliamentarians who want him to succeed in his bid.
It seems they think Labour under Jeremy Corbyn must be “wiped out” in the polls in order to rid the party of a leader who has shown a troublesome tendency to be both socialist and popular.
None of these Labour MPs are named, so the entire story could be a figment of senior political correspondent Kate McCann’s imagination.
The plan could only work if an election was called quickly. The ‘Anyone But Corbyn’ plotters in the Parliamentary Labour Party have engineered a drop in Labour’s poll ratings, but this is certain to end after Mr Corbyn is restored as leader (with an expected increase in his majority) and gets back to the business of turning Labour into an alternative UK government.
The possibility that any Labour MP would stoop so low as to try to sabotage their own party – and doom the UK to another five long years under Conservative rule – to rid themselves of a leader who stands for Labour values is nothing short of an abomination.
Perhaps it would be best to try to kill it before it can be put into operation.
If you have a Labour MP, please contact them (preferably by Twitter so their answers are public) and ask if they would rather have Labour “wiped out” in an election than accept him as democratically-elected leader.
*The rest of the Torygraph article was about a scurrilous suggestion that around 6,000 Labour Party members have been reported to the NEC for online abuse of other members, anti-Semitism, and supporting other political parties.
It quotes a ‘senior source’ – Mr Nobody again – as saying, “The sad truth is the Labour Party is no longer a safe space for women and Jews.”
This is nothing but the same propaganda we’ve been seeing since the preparations started being laid for the so-called Labour ‘coup’, back in April.
Investigations into alleged anti-Semitism have shown there is no reason to believe Labour is any worse or better in that respect than the Conservative Party or, for that matter, the Telegraph.
If there really have been complaints against nearly 6,000 members, it would be interesting to see how many are supporters of Mr Corbyn, and how many are not. That figure might be newsworthy.
Tory MP Andrew Bridgen revealed he had been approached by Labour MPs as part of an attempt to secure an early general election to “get rid of Jeremy Corbyn” as the party’s leadership contest continues.Mr Bridgen said he has been approached by three Labour MPs in Westminster who have asked for him to continue his bid for a nationwide vote in order to oust Mr Corbyn.
The MP claims that the Labour members warned the only way to rid the party of Mr Corbyn would be for Labour to be “wiped out” at a general election and prove his unpopularity with the public.
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