Unity is much easier to call for when your faction is doing the leading and the calling. It is much harder to provide when your faction is not doing the leading, and feels wronged.
Whatever the outcome of Labour’s current leadership debate, many of us are going to be tested. From MPs to party members to activists, there are going to be plenty of angry people around. Those angry people face the greatest test, to provide unity, for the greater good. Those angry people have to be heroes.
I’ll support whichever leader emerges from this contest*. I’ll support them wholeheartedly, and I’ll work to advance the causes of the left (as I have done for many years now).
I hope that you will do the same.
* I’m not claiming to be a hero, I’m not going to be angry. I don’t have the excess of confidence that would lead me to believe that I always know what’s best for the left, so I’m happy to support the collective decision. What I am confident of is that the policies and aspirations of the left are much, much better for our country than those of the right. Let’s get this over with, and get back to the struggle that matters.