That was the message from Sir Charles Ashley Rupert Walker, Tory MP for Broxbourne in Hertfordshire who, we must conclude, bizarrely believes he is more representative of the electorate’s wishes than Mr Corbyn.
For clarity, this gentleman opposes equality and human rights, supports overseas wars and nuclear weapons but rejected moves to strengthen the military covenant to ensure fair treatment of armed forces personnel, absolutely revelled in cutting benefits – especially for the sick and disabled, attacked trade unions that would work for fair pay for workers but supported cuts in taxes for people who were immensely rich, supports the restriction of education to the rich and the privatisation of health care, likes fracking and climate change and hates forests.
He is also the only MP who actually said he would accept an 11 per cent pay increase in December 2013, when most people in the UK had been forced to accept no pay rises at all for years under Tory and Liberal Democrat rule.
And on the BBC’s Politics Live, earlier this week, he said this:
“The House of Commons will never put Jeremy Corbyn into Number 10, that will never happen. Ever.” says Conservative Charles Walker
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) September 25, 2019
How kind of him to let the cat out of the bag with such an offensive rant.
Certainly the Twitter user who posts as “Chuka Umunna’s Flip Flops” was grateful: “Charles Walker has let the cat out of the bag. The establishment, including Labour MPs, are conspiring to prevent Jeremy Corbyn becoming PM.”
“This is what the AS [anti-Semitism] smear was always about,” tweeted Jackie Walker, picking up on possibly the most offensive claim in her namesake’s rant. Ms Walker was expelled from the Labour Party because of a false allegation of anti-Semitism and knows the subject well. “How dare they contradict the democratic process if he’s voted in!”
She was supported by Tom London: “I am Jewish. I support Labour. I am appalled at what he says here.”
And of Jeremy Corbyn himself, Charlotte Moore added: “I’m of Jewish heritage, he’s my MP and I have never witnessed any anti-Semitic behaviour from him.”
Nicola James pointed out that the leader this MP supports has a provably worse record: “How dare Charles Walker make unsubstantiated smears against Jeremy Corbyn & question if he’s a “fit and proper person to be in No 10”, when current incumbent he’s propping is a proven: Serial liar; Serial cheat; Serial criminal; Expenses fiddler.”
And “Ned Kelly” summed up what many of us may conclude, reading between the lines: “They know that if Jeremy Corbyn gets into Number 10, he’ll be there for a very long time. Once the public see the positive outcomes from his policies, they’ll never vote for the Conservatives or Lib Dems again.”
Perhaps worst of all was the apparent tacit support of this MP’s claims by Labour’s Lisa Nandy, If you’ve played the clip, you’ve heard that she had nothing to say in support of Mr Corbyn or her own party – only that there were weeks to go until the electorate would be asked to choose.
It’s quite deliberate. She wishes to undermine Corbyn and will never support him in any way. She is pursuing her own agenda and ambition.
— Patricia Bell (@Peegabear) September 25, 2019
So it seems Sir Charles Walker was right about at least some members of the Labour Party conspiring to keep Mr Corbyn out of Downing Street.
That is just as offensive as the Tory’s babble.
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