So Chuka Umunna, Labour MP, is demanding Jeremy Corbyn ” call off the dogs ” as sitting Labour MPs who call themselves centre left ( which is Labour for Tory ) may be deselected.
The problem with this is that calling your own party members dogs certainly isn’t going to help. The simple reality is a lot of people in England joined Labour and are taking it back to the left. That is their right as members to vote for the policy and people they like.
Umunna as well as calling them dogs, is also implying they are racists , Mr Umunna is expected to say MPs are being targeted for standing up for zero tolerance of racism.
I must admit I have not really made all that much of an effort to make a judgement on wether some in Labour are anti-semites or not. I do think that there appears to be a climate of being accused of that if you speak out against the Israeli Government in the Labour Party. Despising that government doesn’t make someone a racist or anti Semite.
Tony Blair has weighed into the debate saying the party is lost pretty much. Tony Blair, Brown, Mandleson , Murphy, Darling are all disgustingly right wing and would never have been out of place in the Tory party. All they did in power was throw some crumbs to the poor folk then embarked on war and banking deregulation that resulted in the largest price being paid by the poor folk.
I have no love for the Labour Party, I never have and I never will. However, I believe it’s for the members of that party to decide policy, who they want to represent them and direction of travel. Not the unions, not the neo-liberal Tories still in the party, not the right wing media or the wealthy.
Chuka Umunna in calling the members of the Labour Party dogs and implying they are racists just highlights how much Labour was infected by people who should have been in the Tory party and by people like Darling who only wanted to feather their own nest. Chuka if you’re not happy then get out.