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I doubt they'd want to assassinate Corbyn, a martyr is the last thing they need. Especially as anybody who'd replace him, such as John McConnel or Angela Rayner, would actually be better.

If they cannot frustrate him in Parliament, they'll do him by treachery and destroy his, and the left's, reputation. But it won't be overt.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Dec 9th, 2019 at 03:23:44 PM EST
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Assassinations can work if they're more than just a one-off. Japanese parliamentary politics was killed off in the 20's by a series of high-profile assassinations. It became clear that anyone who challenged the militarists would just be stabbed or shot by one of an endless series of eager junior officers, and that no resistance would be tolerated.

Furthermore, if the person assassinated is the unifying center for a tangle of tactical alliances, taking out that one figure can destroy an entire coalition just as it was starting to build momentum.

by Zwackus on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 12:06:01 AM EST
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