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Entryists: Many self-confessed Conservatives claimed they would join Labour to support Jeremy Corbyn back in 2016, in the belief that he would be bad for the party. What have they been doing since then?

Here’s a disturbing thought:

Back in 2016, when Jeremy Corbyn was forced to defend his position as leader of the Labour Party and win a second election, there was a huge amount of talk by supporters of the Conservative Party that they were going to use the cheap, £3 membership fee to become party members and vote for him – in the belief that he would lead Labour to ruin.

He did become leader – although whether that was with the help of these entryists, I don’t know. My recollection is that then-general secretary Iain McNicol banned anybody who had joined the party after a certain date from voting, in a panic that the result would be an even bigger landslide for Mr Corbyn than it eventually was.

Put yourself in the position of a Tory entryist. Having become a Labour Party member (and, presumably, eluded checks intended to ensure that fakes like them were not allowed access), how would you go about undermining it – considering the fact that there was a row brewing over half-baked claims of anti-Semitism in the party, stoked by ‘moderate’ (right-wing) Labour MPs who still wanted to remove Mr Corbyn and by members of organisations that disliked the Labour leader’s support for a peaceful solution to the Israel/Palestine question?

Considering the above, I wonder how many of the anti-Semitism cases that have been upheld by Labour’s compliance unit involved Tory entryists?

It’s just a thought, I know.

But it should disturb every Labour Party member.


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