If you spend much more time whispering in darkened corners, you’ll end up looking like Gollum from Lord of the rings. You already sound like him. ‘It’s our precious…..those sneaky members can’t have it.’
Unfortunately your whispering and plotting doesn’t stay in those dark corners. Even before Jeremy won, you were undermining him loudly and publicly; pledging not to serve in his shadow cabinet, referring to him as ‘hard left’ and labelling his supporters as mad, bad or in need of a heart transplant. We’ve given up hope you’ll put the party before your bitterness. And ‘thanks’ to your electorally toxic antics amplified by an anti-Corbyn media, some people have given up hope of electoral success. But we haven’t given up on Jeremy, or socialism.
That’s why you’ve had to come up with this new plan, to gather anti-Corbyn data whilst canvassing to ‘prove’ that Corbyn is losing us votes.
Except we have a bit of a chicken and egg issue here which you have chosen to ignore, probably because it’s an issue of your own making. If you had wanted to ‘prove’ that Corbyn was a failure on his own terms you would have had to get behind him from day one; served willingly in his shadow cabinet, not engaged in constant briefing, sniping, coup speculation, coups and damaging leadership challenges. But that is not the case. Your antics have had a hugely damaging effect on our party’s credibility. Most significantly, it’s damaged Corbyn. Which is why your suggestion for canvassers to ascertain whether your vile behaviour has paid off, is so outrageous.
At the end of the day there is no need to ask hard working campaigners to find out how much you’ve tarnished Corbyn’s leadership credentials. On that front, you’ve been very successful, and you know it full well. Let’s face it, if 172 Tory MPs had replicated your mass tantrum, Mrs May would be tanking in the polls too.
So give yourselves a big clap on the back. Treat yourself to an expensive bottle of champers out of your generous salary, and toast the damage you’ve done to our party. Toast the fact that your anti-Corbyn antics have drastically diminished our chances of winning the next General Election. Toast the fact you’ve let down ordinary, struggling people who desperately needed a decent, socialist Labour government.
Because one thing is for sure, if your antics work, and Corbyn’s leaderships fails, there will be nothing left that’s decent or socialist about the Labour Party.