Tuesday, 5 July 2016

We're All Right

Thinking out loud, but might mandatory reselection do in both parties as the price of a return to the election of Leaders by MPs alone? I only ask.

The Blairite definition of a good Leader is one who wins General Elections. That's it. Nothing else. What does that make Neil Kinnock?

Anyone who thinks anything much at all of him ought to come along to the Durham Miners' Gala on Saturday. The communities that he sold down the river will cheerfully tell you exactly what they think of him.

Their view of him has never changed. Whereas the people lauding him in recent hours used to despise and ridicule him, subscribing as they did to the view that the right party had won the 1979, 1983, 1987 and 1992 Elections.

If you thought that their hypocrisy was rank when John Smith died, the happiest day of their lives, then that was positively fragrant compared to this.

Meanwhile, not only has Momentum's membership doubled, with tens of thousands attending events around the country that it has arranged at the shortest of notice, but it is taking donations of over £10,000 per day.

Per day.

It has no source of income apart from individual donations. On that basis, it would be fascinating to hear of any anti-Corbyn Labour MP who could raise over £10,000 in one day. Never mind, for the time being, every day.

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