The Times’ Matt Chorley delivers the latest failed ‘hatchet job’ on Jeremy Corbyn

bbc kuenssberg 1Stripped of unjustified sneers, the article begins with Jeremy Corbyn’s invitation to Ed Miliband to return to the shadow cabinet in a reshuffle this summer. (Left, facing interviewer Laura Kuenssberg)

Sources quoted: ‘senior Labour source’ and ‘one MP’

These anonymous commentators allege that there are plans to overhaul Labour’s frontbench team after the EU referendum, removing leadership critics who were given jobs in the early days and promoting “true believers”. They imply that this is a machiavellian plot, rather than an obviously sensible course of action.

Innuendo directed at Miliband:

ed milibandOne MP said: “Ed agrees with more of Jeremy’s programme for change than he agreed with the stuff he was doing when he was leader himself” – implying weakness, vacillation?

The Times quotes an allegation that figures from Mr Miliband’s leadership also stand ready to help the ‘Corbyn project’, naming only Lord Wood of Anfield, a former adviser to Gordon Brown and Mr Miliband. So? Umpteen millionaires are ready to help the ‘Cameron project’ and quite a few would back any Labour challenge to Corbyn – they have so much to fear from honesty and an emphasis on the common good.

No: Blairite politicians were rejected by the electorate

The Times continues by focussing on the allegation in MP Jon Cruddas’ report, Why Labour Lost in 2015 and How it Can Win Again – that Labour is becoming dangerously out of touch with the electorate. 

Positive news from the Independent: refreshing to see an emphasis on issues

It announces that Jeremy Corbyn and Ed Miliband will publicly join forces to warn that Britain’s membership of the European Union is vital in the fight against climate change.

And reports the words of Jeremy Corbyn:

“At a time when the Government has scrapped funding for green projects it is vital that we remain in the EU so we can keep accessing valuable funding streams to protect our environment”.

“Leaving the EU would mean the green spaces, clean beaches and fresh air we want to leave for our children could be at risk. It would risk investment in new green technologies and the jobs that accompany them, and would leave us open to the Tory agenda which has been so damaging to our environment.

“Pollution and climate change don’t respect national borders so we can’t hope to deal with these issues if we withdraw into our shell.  We must vote to remain on the 23rd and continue to work with our European neighbours to stop climate change and protect our environment.”



Posted on June 8, 2016, in Admirable politician, Climate change, Environment, EU, Finance and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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