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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).