Thursday, September 22, 2016

"What does the left have apart from Corbyn at the minute?"

Of all the victims of Labour's recent purge ahead of the leadership election, Sleaford Mods' Jason Williamson was probably the least likely to take it sitting down - and, sure enough, this article for the New Statesman underlines his anger and frustration at being disqualified.

Like many people, Williamson signed up despite being neither "a huge fan of Labour" or "an ardent socialist", but simply as someone who feels Jeremy Corbyn "speaks a lot of sense" and deserves the opportunity to lead the opposition without backbiting and sabotage from within his own party. Williamson is absolutely right to be indignant that he's paid his money and yet is now being barred from voting in the election on spurious grounds - and that it's people like Owen Smith and Hilary Benn who are destroying the party, not Corbyn.

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