Sunday, 2 August 2015

Labour heading left left left as Corbyn now certain to win as CWU declares Blairites a virus

With the backing of the most Labour Party associations, and the support of the unions utterly wrapped up this contest is pretty much a done deal. Andy Burnham is being blown away by the argument that he is simply not left wing enough. This will be music to the ears of the North East MPs who back Corbyn like Ronnie Campbell, Ian Lavery and Chi Onwurah.
Today the Guardian describes the Labour Party as utterly split: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/02/labour-split-corbyn-blairites
But it is the comment of the leader of the Communication Workers Union that stuns me. Dave Ward said: “I am delighted to announce that the CWU will be backing Jeremy Corbyn MP to be the next leader of the Labour party. There are no quick fixes for the Labour party, but there are some easy decisions, and choosing Jeremy as its leader should be one of them.
“We think that it is time for a change for Labour. The grip of the Blairites must now be loosened once and for all. There is a virus within the Labour party, and Jeremy Corbyn is the antidote. We reject the notion that Labour needs to move to the centre ground of British politics."

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