Mon Jun 27th, 2016 at 05:20:33 AM EST
As I commented elsewhere, Labour will fracture because it just can't help itself. And here we go.
Frontpaged - Frank Schnittger
So the usual suspects have suddenly decided they don't like how Corbyn handled the Brexit mess. Would any of the Blairistas care to explain how they'd have done better? Corbyn himself was certainly no fan of Brexit, but Labour were split, and Corbyn was doing his best to avoid a schism. Even Zoe Williams has turned into a circling shark, although I note shut down the comments about 10 seconds after she posted, apparently to keep another 1,000 people from calling her a vacuous twit.
It's all very suspect and very disingenuous. They've all known Hilary Benn was dead-man-walking since his ISIL speech and vote last December, and they've been planning this stunt ever since. The Brexit vote simply gives them something to thump their chests about other than Benn.
Corbyn saw that the Tories were caught in a cleft stick. Either Cameron or Boris was going to win and be left with a profoundly split party. By soft-pedaling as Corbyn did, Labour were in position to pounce on whichever side survived. Now Labour are divided, and Boris has breathing room. Corbyn might do himself (and ultimately Labour) a great favor by stepping down and letting the Benn Brigade finish frying up the dog's breakfast they've begun, and positioning himself to swoop back in when they've proved what bollocks they are. "Here in these confines...."