Labour leadership talk is ‘fantasy politics’, says Clive Lewis – proving Vox Political right again

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis [Image: ANTONY KELLY].

Another Vox Political prediction comes true. This Writer stated that claims that Clive Lewis was preparing a leadership challenge against Jeremy Corbyn were fake and it is good to see them laid to rest so quickly.

Of course this means the Daily Telegraph has an explanation to make.

Do you think we’ll ever see one?

Stories started circulating after [Clive Lewis’s] resignation that he was ringing around Labour MPs to sound them out as part of a coup against the veteran left-winger.

“There has been speculation about that, and it is just that. You can quote me on this. It is total ********,”, he said. He insisted he would still be “working hard to support the leadership and the party from the backbenches”.

He claimed any talk that he was preparing for the top Labour job was part of a “game of fantasy politics in Westminster”, insisting that “nothing could be further from my mind”.

“I have been in parliament for just over two years, I still have a lot to learn, my plan consists of getting back into a backbench routine. Working hard for my constituents and helping my party hold the government to account,” he said.

Source: Labour leadership talk is ‘fantasy politics’, says Clive Lewis

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3 thoughts on “Labour leadership talk is ‘fantasy politics’, says Clive Lewis – proving Vox Political right again

  1. Florence

    But if Clive really did support Corbyn, and did have the interests of his constituents and the wider populace at heart, then why did he resign and vote against the whip? Surely his words do not match his deeds. The damage done – splashed across tv screens and MSM newspapers – is not undone by unreported denials a couple of days later. I can’t see how failing to provide a united and solid shadow front bench is in the interests of anyone except the chicken coupers. Clive apparently knows he is a novice in Westminster, he should try and act like one, and respect and follow his leader.

  2. Phil Lee

    If his constituents voted remain, he was entirely right to represent their wishes – as that is his primary job in Westminster.
    That is what being in a parliamentary democracy means.
    All the referendum did was allow the government to negotiate a possible exit, but until we know on what terms that exit will be, and the consequences of it, there is no way that any vote could be binding – and the Act of Parliament that allowed the referendum made it perfectly clear that it was only advisory.
    We are still in Europe, still bound by all the agreements that are a part of that (and able to veto any EU proposals that our current government doesn’t like) and I can only hope that individual EU citizenship becomes available before the last defences against the current Whitehall regime are demolished.
    I find it surprising and rather alarming that you would be so keen to see that happen!
    At least the EU has human rights, proportional representation (at least for the parliament) and some level of scrutiny on things this regime would prefer to hide!
    And you know as well as I do that the referendum was “won” on false promises and warped demographics – and could yet be overturned by the EU court (Scottish independence included all over 16, for example, so the result is arguable at best).

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