The anti-Corbyn coup, launched simultaneously across the press and PLP, hasn’t had much go their way. Corbyn refused to resign. The public are largely behind him. The NEC caved to membership pressure and refused to (effectively) bar the incumbent leader from the leadership ballot. That means that the coup-planners had to put their money where their mouths were, and actually have an election. Leading to one of the more cringe-making press events in recent history (see above video).
Straight-off, the anti-Corbyn line has been about his “militant” supporters “bullying” MPs. When a brick was (allegedly) hurled through the window of Eagle’s constituency office, by person or persons unknown, Ben Bradshaw went so far as to claim that a Momentum member had done it, and with Corbyn’s blessing. Such claims are totally without any evidence to back them up, and are actually libellous (Momentum have since said they are…
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