"The kindest explanation is that Labour members don’t know who they are following."
Anyone else read this article in the Guardian? I know many of us are concerned about the affect of the aggressive far left and Momentum's part in the Labour Party in recent years. Many people have turned away from Labour, whilst many (especially the young) have signed up for membership. Do they fully understand what's going on within the party and why moderate Labour MPs have not supported Corbyn and co?
Nick Cohen writes "Watching them (supporters) run towards John McDonnell, Seumas Milne and Andrew Murray is like watching lambs flock to wolves. They shouldn’t be on the same planet, let alone belong to the same party."
Kate Forrester writing in the Huffington Post suggests it might be that Labour as the party stands has to win an election before the light will dawn on some followers. "Corbyn and Momentum have to be able to crash the bus and have their fingerprints all over the steering wheel." before people will wake up and see what's happening.
"Labour MP John Spellar told a recent gathering of moderate MPs and activists in Parliament that Momentum - the campaign group behind Corbyn - was staging an “attack on social democracy”.
He added: “One of the things we have to be absolutely clear about with Momentum is winning an election is not their first priority. Control of the party is their fundamental ideological objective.”
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