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I doubt, despite the huffing and puffing, that Corbyn will face an outright mutiny. Several prominent Blairites will refuse to serve in his cabinet, but I doubt that any, with the exception of Yvette Cooper, will be missed.

Any who do stand up and make trouble may face issues with their constituency parties (most of which back Corbyn). Just as the rules of the election, with the ability of anybody to pay £3 and vote, were set by the Blairites believing it was a way to protect themselves from the left, the rules that allow constituency associations to de-select MPs were created by the right wing of the party. And now it may come back to bite them.

Of course, I could well be wrong. The fury of the Establishment is intense. It's not that they think Corbyn is unelectable, although most of them do, the thing they fear most is that they're wrong and that he is. Like Blair, the elites would rather vote Tory than vote for somebody who would disrupt their gravy trains.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Aug 13th, 2015 at 04:23:56 PM EST
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