Written By: - Date published: 5:14 pm, July 10th, 2016 - 81 comments
Categories: International, Jeremy Corbyn, labour, Media, newspapers, spin, uk politics - Tags: Corbyn, eagle, leadership, Media, uk labour
I get a picture of Angela Eagle, cruising along like her avian namesake, keeping an eye on the ground for any potential morsel, and completely missing the great big bloody obvious and transparent reality that’s right in front of her.
To date, bar thin and transparent lines that don’t bear being held up to reality, there have been no good reasons given for challenging Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of UK Labour.
Let’s assume there are no shenanigans to keep Corbyn off the leadership ballot paper (that being a huge assumption) and that a head to head contest between Corbyn and Eagle unfolds. What can we expect?
Well The Guardian, true to type, will act as stenographer for the out of touch and essentially pro-establishment contingent of the parliamentary Labour Party – ie, Eagle and her team.
So, expect the anti-Semitic stuff to keep rumbling and of course, expect some new, and as equally manufactured piece of tripe to pop up too. Expect to hear multiple sources cited on how Jeremy is a nice guy, but how he just can’t win an election – expect that to be repeated ad-nauseum. Expect to read reports that seek to throw up mountains from mole hills – spinning any mis-spoken word, demanding clarity over simple statements that’ve had ambiguity awkwardly hammered into them by those very same people who are demanding clarity. Expect any organised support for Corbyn within the general membership to be characterised as ‘hard left’, under Jeremy’s direct control, and also potentially violent. (Call them off Jeremy. Call them off!)
In other words, expect more of what we’ve witnessed these past 10 months or more.
Even away from the mainstream, expect a desperate rag tag army of dim-wits and authoritarians to uncritically regurgitate the lines and faux concerns of the reactionary section of the UK Parliamentary Labour Party too. As MPs incessantly yell ‘Broken!’ off the back of some stupid belief that no-one can see they’re brandishing crow bars and holding lump hammers aloft, expect dimwits and authoritarians to uphold the illusion that ‘there’s nothing to see here’…and then watch as those people ‘get in behind’ who-ever winds up winning.
Don’t expect any reasonable critique or analysis of what it is that the UK Labour Party’s membership wants or supports. Don’t expect reality (such as increasing membership or an increased share of the vote at by elections) to get in the way of a good take-down.
And seriously, don’t expect a bad word to be spoken of soaring, majestic Angela… or any mention of the fact that she’s just gone splat.