Wednesday, August 12, 2015

What the extreme left of the party did in the Greater London Council in May 1981

It would be ironic if as soon as Jeremy Corbyn becomes leader of the Labour Party there is an immediate coup against him by the parliamentary Labour party:  http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2015/08/12/labour-mps-to-launch-coup-against-jeremy-corbyn-on-day-one

Ironic because that was exactly what the extreme left of the party did in the Greater London Council in May 1981.

The moderate Andrew McIntosh led Labour to victory in the GLC elections.  Within twenty-four hours he was deposed, and replaced by Ken Livingstone.  The entire left caucus slate was then elected.

This is what the Labour party is like.

This is what they must never get back in.

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