Dorries and Jones are wrong – a breakaway party of Labour ‘moderates’ won’t change anything

Nadine Dorries: Wrong.

This is fun – Nadine Dorries and Owen Jones being completely mistaken on Jeremy Vine’s new TV show:

They are wrong because the so-called Labour ‘moderates’ (in reality far right-wing MPs who joined the Labour Party out of opportunism during the Blair-Brown years) have besmirched their names far too much to do any damage to the party as a whole if they split away.

The ‘no confidence’ votes against Joan Ryan and Gavin Shuker are evidence of this. Those MPs will not be allowed to stand for Labour in the future and if they stand as independents – or even as part of a breakaway attempt at forming a party, like the SDP in the 1980s – they will sink without a trace.

The voting public can’t stand them.

But they are running out of choices. Labour members will not accept vipers in their midst and will remove them as soon as possible.

They could pin their hopes on the Conservatives calling another ‘snap’ general election that takes away the opportunity for Labour members to choose their own candidates – but it is unlikely the membership will put up with that fudge a second time in less than two years.

So they find themselves with their backs to the metaphorical wall.

It won’t be any surprise to me if they sink without a trace.

But it will be fun to see Ms Dorries (and to a certain extent, Mr Jones) react when that happens.

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6 thoughts on “Dorries and Jones are wrong – a breakaway party of Labour ‘moderates’ won’t change anything

  1. John Lincoln

    The display heading for this piece is misleading. Jones is not agreeing with Dorries but commending her ‘honesty’ that’s all.

  2. Zippi

    “People who owe their entire career to being a £abour M.P.” That tell you everything that you need to know.

  3. Growing Flame

    My worry is that, though “Breakaway” Labour MPs or ex MPs may well be sadly lacking in overall personal or political appeal, like the old SDP, they will be “bigged up” by the media as the latest great thing and will take enough votes from Labour to let the Tories back in, regardless of not having a hope of really becoming a political force of significance.
    This doesn’t mean that I am prepared to put up with them staying as Labour MPs, though.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I think the social media might change things a little. We can debunk any grandiose claims by the right-wingers.

  4. Tom Mapfumo

    Labour 29,000+, Independent Danczuk 882. In Woodcock’s constituency 66% of residents said that they’d vote Labour this time! The writing is on the wall for the Toxic Tony Tribe!

  5. rotzeichen

    How would a so called centre party appeal to people when the so called centre party the Libdems can’t raise above 10% in the opinion polls.

    This is not 1983 when the so called centrists were an unknown quantity, we know these people are and have sold us all out, people are looking for a real alternative and that is Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour because everything they stand for has also been proved to have worked before.

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