If more anti-Corbyn Labour MPs want to quit, let them – it’s a huge error of judgement

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This is quite an interesting twist on the usual attempts to undermine Jeremy Corbyn.

Instead of demanding that Mr Corbyn must quit as leader, for the good of the Labour Party, they are implying that – if they quit instead – Labour must lose the 2020 general election.

This is real nonsense with no evidence to support it.

All that is to be achieved by any Labour MPs following Jamie Reed’s example is their own unemployment.

Still, some may see that as an end in itself, so perhaps it is as well that more of them are considering a leap onto their own (metaphorical) swords.

Blairite MPs may follow the recently resigned Jamie Reed by leaving Labour to sign up for jobs in private firms, it is rumored.

Reed, who was MP for Copeland, quit this week saying he could better help his community by taking a job in the nuclear industry which is centered in the area.

While he did not cite leader Jeremy Corbyn as a reason for quitting, Reed has been an outspoken critic of the socialist in the past, particularly during failed coup attempts in 2016.

In the tradition of recent coup bids, the person claiming that more resignations were likely has been identified only as an anonymous Labour source.

“They are looking at it from a pragmatic point of view: go on their own terms now rather than be defeated at the next election and go into a job pool full of other ex-Labour MPs,” a former politician told the Telegraph.

Source: Anti-Corbyn MPs may give up on Labour Party, flee to business – report — RT UK

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8 thoughts on “If more anti-Corbyn Labour MPs want to quit, let them – it’s a huge error of judgement

  1. Rupert Mitchell (@rupert_rrl)

    The sooner they resign and shove off the better chance true Labour will have of gaining full respect of its members once more and the better chance it will have of becoming the next party to lead the country to prosperity and decency for everyone.

  2. Robert Davies

    Is this a case of jumping before the shove, someone let Angela Eagle know there an opening in her local chippie that needs filling.

  3. Florence

    Whhoo hoooo. Bring it on. The rats are leaving the perfectly water tight ship. Nah, they want to get their snouts in the big trough of corporate welfare sooner rather than later. They won’t convince anyone that they are acting out of altruism, it’s obviously time to join full time Selfservatives before the UK economy goes into nose-dive mode. This one would have been up for reselection anyway (I think) under the boundary reorganisation, and didn’t want an honest fight for the honour of being the candidate. Being a reject and failed applicant for the position would not look so good on the CV after all.

  4. johnpreid

    Always thought it odd in 2015 Peter hain and johnDenham both having backed Ed,Miliband 4 years earlier cleared off through fear of looking their seats, I know James Purnell,backed Gordon brown for leader .the resigned from Cabiet and then stood down 2 years later but that was because theyd backed Gordon for leader, because they wanted to get in the leaders good books, Denham ,stood down as he’d realized he’d made a mistake supporting Ed Milband, some of the people firs loyal to Cobyn who now secretly disagree,a r eclearly looking for new jobs ,but aren’t speaking out ,that they made a mistake backing him in first place,

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