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The media noise about Corbyn is to persuade people not to vote for him.

Which is also the point of the former-Labour groupie exodus.

The missing fact is that all of the so-called rebels are prominent in a group called the Friends of Israel, all have been vociferous Corbyn critics, and all have been involved in the various unsuccessful attempts to remove Corbyn.

This is just more of the same - it's a coup by different means, intended to reinforce the meme that "Labour are in chaos and unelectable".

And it's not happening because of Brexit. It's happening because if Labour are elected a lot of very rich people, and especially a lot of arms dealers with close links to Israel and Saudi Arabia, are going to be significantly inconvenienced. As will the government of Israel itself. The so-called anti-Semitism is a ridiculously transparent pretext.

I'm honestly unconvinced that Brexit is a major motivation here - at least not in a way that anyone hoping for anti-Brexit actions can rely on.

Nominally most of the rebels are pro-people's-vote. But they've given the PV option zero press time since the split, so I think we can assume it's just not that important to them.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat Feb 23rd, 2019 at 10:15:11 AM EST
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