I asked a little while ago if we needed a Labour Party and came to the view that we probably did but now I am not so sure.
Today the NEC of the Labour Party are meeting to discuss the leadership challenge of Angela Eagle MP to Jeremy Corbyn, and if the current leader Jeremy Corbyn should be kept off the ballot paper. It is beginning to look like the Labour PLP (we are Labour), or most of them, will do everything they can to keep the leader out of the leadership contest, even going as far as court by the sounds of it, and if they do Labour could and should be allowed to die.
The UK needs a left of centre alternative to the Tories, I am sure of that, but Labour is just not it. People like Stephen Kinnock, Harriot Harman, Hilary Benn, Angela Eagle, Chuka Umunna etc would not be out-of-place in the Conservative Party as I have said before. On top of the Conservative Party basically appointing the next Prime Minister, we have Labour MPs doing everything they can to bring down the democratically elected leader of their party. What a joke.
Politics are bad enough in this country as it is, but to watch these self-serving Labour MPs doing what is good for them and not their party or the country makes me sick. I never thought that Labour could get as low as the branch office in Scotland but there you go. There has been talk of defections to the Tories and the Liberal Democrats, please let that be true.
On the back of the Scottish Independence Referendum and the EU Referendum political engagement has never been higher in this country, that is a good thing, but what it has done is show many more people how bad our politics is in the UK. People are learning how self-serving the politicians are, and Labour members in England are finally learning what Labour members in Scotland did a long time ago, and that is that the Labour Party is infected by self-serving Red Tories who just do not care about them, their needs or their beliefs.
It has just been announced that Jeremy Corbyn is to be allowed on the ballot paper for the leadership contest of the Labour Party. Now is the time for those members desperate for a left alternative to stick with Jeremy Corbyn, and either de-select their current Red Tory MPs or to break away and form a new party, leave what’s left of Labour to die, which is probably what is going to happen now.
Labour probably can’t win in 2020 or sooner, the actions of the Labour PLP have made the demise of the party pretty much guaranteed now. I would never vote Labour and their turmoil I think makes the argument for an Independent Scotland clearer every day as more and more Scots start to understand that there is no left party anymore that can form a Government that can represent Scotland at Westminster. Labour, as it is right now, can do the decent thing and fade into history.