After the 1983 defeat, Labour’s electoral progress was slow. This time around the Party will face further decline without a bold change in direction.
The British left are somewhat more open to the idea, but the Conservative Party’s members and voters would not wear the proposal
“We do have to work collectively…Owen [Smith] has made it clear he’s not prepared to abide by the collective responsibility principle,” notes the Shadow Transport Secretary.
Also: Scottish Tory MPs break ranks for clean Brexit; Welsh Conservatives demand Jones publishes leak inquiry; Smith attacks Murrison over loyalist’s invitation; and more.
Plus: Corbyn’s lack of private sector experience. And, come to think of it, his lack of public sector experience. And: justice for Worboys’ victims.
Also: Sargeant’s son to contest his seat at Welsh by-election; and Labour may use direct rule to align Northern Irieland with the mainland on abortion and gay marriage.
Many have already described why he is unfit for the job. Indeed, many have tried to remove him. Their support now is a joke, a delusion, a denial of reality.
The incumbent wins more than 60 per cent of the vote, cementing his hold on the Party. What shall Smith’s supporters do now?
Meanwhile, Labour’s non-ideological local leaders are at odds with Corbyn.
Plus: I kick-start the Middle East Peace Process (or try to). Why Turkey is a semi-fascist state. I will interview Davis. And: Khan should upgrade, and travel Club Class.
Last night he plumbed new depths by parading his anti-democratic contempt for Leave voters as a badge of honour.
Also: First Minister of Wales opposes second EU vote; SNP face budget pressures as support for separation stalls; poll deflates Irish nationalists; and more.
Twitter was asking why the BBC was airing an hour-long party political broadcast for the Conservatives.
Also: Corbyn moves to rule out coalition with SNP; Brokenshire embarks on Northern Ireland Brexit tour; Nationalists accused of ‘gagging’ journalists; and more.
Oddly, voters don’t appreciate being told their country is rubbish.