Momentum and Liverpool: is Labour heading for a split? | Politics | The Guardian

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The Guardian reports that across the country, Momentum activists are preparing to defend Jeremy Corbyn. It argues that the Labour leadership challenge has given this project a new immediacy.

Source: Momentum and Liverpool: is Labour heading for a split? | Politics | The Guardian

Meanwhile the Telegraph reports that the Corbyn hardcore are plotting to deselect Labour moderates.

The Guardian questions whether the Labour Party is heading for a split?

Personally, I’m of the opinion that the UK needs a new party in the center. Whether, it will be pro-right or pro-left perhaps depends on the outcome of the Conservative leadership race. See my public response to the Bagehot column in the Economist.

These are deeply worrying times for democracy in the UK with the rapid polarization to the popular far-left and popular far-right (see Tony’s Blair’s op-ed in the NYT).

Thoughts?

 

 

The Corbyn hardcore plotting to deselect Labour moderates – Telegraph

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In this deeply worrying article, the Telegraph reveals that internal plots to get rid of moderate Labour MPs are being hatched by some members of the party’s new Momentum movement.

Source: The Corbyn hardcore plotting to deselect Labour moderates – Telegraph

Historically, the UK has been a beacon of democracy, with MPs close to their constituencies. Now the Telegraph reports shadowy far-left organizations pulling the strings in the Labour Party. When Corbyn become leader, vast numbers of far-left people became members with minor financial contributions.

Tony Blair is right in his NYT op-ed we cannot let far-left populists win any more than we can the far-right populists. That’s why we need a new political party to seize the central grounds of politics.

Thoughts?