Labour Leadership Outrage on All Sides

There’s anger from different wings of the Labour Party today as both antisemites and Momentum members accuse each other of stitch-ups preventing them from voting for candidates of their choice. Whatever happened to democratic socialism?…

In Momentum land, any premise of a voice of the membership has been thrown out of the window as they are asked to merely confirm their support for Rebecca Long-Bailey and Angela Rayner with a yes or no response – something described to the Independent by one member as ‘ludicrous’ and ‘a joke’, and a farce even Owen Jones and Paul Mason are blasting. Imagine how they’d have lobbied to run the next general election if Corbyn had won…

On the other hand, all five candidates are receiving abuse from antisemitic Labour Members who are outraged that they have all signed the British Board of Deputies’ reasonable pledges

The list of demands – which includes radical anti-Corbynite principles like ‘provide no platform for bigotry’ and ‘deliver anti-racism education’ – has been slammed by the usual suspects, including the Morning Star, and other far left Corbyn fans who have naturally pivoted the debate to one of Israeli foreign policy and said they don’t want an outside organisation interfering in the Labour Leadership election. That’s the kind of outward-facing attitude that’ll win them the next election…

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Rayner Compares Having a Northern Accent to Being Black

As sure as the sun rising in the morning, you can be certain the left will eat themselves. Today, Angela Rayner has potentially jeopardised her deputy leadership chances by comparing having a regional accent to being black, in reply to a Labour MP. Did she misunderstand Jess Phillips saying she was from the black country?…

Rayner quickly deleted the Tweet and clarifiedI’ve deleted a reply about mistaken identity as I would in no way compare that to my colleagues who are mistaken due to the colour of their skin.”, doing little to assuage the controversy, with Corbynites saying it was “nowhere close to an apology”; “But that’s exactly what you did do”; “You have finally destroyed any ounce of credibility you had”; “I’m disappointed that you didn’t realise what was wrong with that tweet until people called you out on it.”; and “utterly appalling”. Funnily enough, Eshalomi has not come out in support of Angela’s deputy leadership campaign…

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Rayner: If RLB Decides to Stand, I’ll Support Her

Angela Rayner has given some insight to the situation of her flatmate, and much-touted continuity Corbyn favourite, Rebecca Long-Bailey. Despite being the subject of fevered speculation, and attracting the coveted backing of Labour left intellectual powerhouse Richard Burgon, Long-Bailey has yet to decide to stand.

Rayner told Sky News this afternoon that “If [Long Bailey] decides to stand she’ll get my support.” Perhaps Lavery will end up being the hard left’s candidate after all…

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Rayner and Long-Bailey Dream Ticket Rumours

This lunchtime during a necessary first-day-of-term trip to the Red Lion, Guido spotted Rebecca Long-Bailey and Angela Rayner leaving together via the Derby Gate entrance. Guido questioned whether this was the sign of a joint ticket or just a comradely sign of unity…

Rumours are now abounding that a joint leadership ticket has been agreed between the two, with Long-Bailey taking the reins and Rayner following in tow as deputy.

Did Guido in fact accidentally capture them moments after agreeing the future of the Labour Party?…

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Angela Rayner Suggests Corbyn Watches Queen’s Speech on Catchup… Before it’s Aired

Angela Rayner had a shocker this morning on GMB. The Shadow Education Secretary seemed incredulous that she was being asked questions about her leader’s bizarre ITV interview where he lied about watching the Queen’s Speech. When asked how Corbyn could watch the speech (which airs at 3pm) on Christmas morning, Rayner genuinely said ‘he could watch it on catch up’…

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Labour Can’t Say How it Will Fund £58 Billion WASPI Bung
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