Corbyn: Labour Purge “Absolutely” Could Happen

Back in August, Team Corbyn told the Staggers he was opposed to mandatory reselection, the policy of enabling his Corbynista supporters to take out moderate MPs. They vowed:

“he will not introduce mandatory reselection if elected and will not not endorse moves to “depose sitting MPs””

Now he is leader, Corbyn isn’t exactly committing to stopping left-wingers from unseating centrist candidates:

“Corbyn has spoken out against mandatory reselection, the mechanism that some on the left of Labour hope to deploy to unseat right-leaning MPs, but he concedes that it would “absolutely” become “party rules” if activists voted in favour of the process at conference.”

Well that’s going to go down like a cup of cold sick among the parliamentary Labour party…


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Peter Mandelson tells Emma Barnett…

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