All those Labour MPs who claim a Left wing candidate like Jeremy Corbyn could not win a General Election in these times, have obviously not studied history or the works of Karl Marx.
This war against the 'undeserving' poor was never going to be without consequences. Bizarrely, withdrawing benefits from the disabled, kicking families out of desirable areas and depriving their kids of shoes hasn't fixed the abysmal state of the UK's economy. It has in fact created greater numbers of poor, as more and more sink beneath the poverty line.
Outside the plush corridors of Westminster, years of austerity have torn families and communities apart, we are not all in this together. The only place people see their MPs is on the telly, telling them to hang on in there. I doubt any one of those 174 'socialists' will fight a leadership battle on an anti austerity ticket. They will all vote for more of the same, that is, more benefit cuts, stricter ATOS assessments and an occasional 'oil' war in the middle East.
Jeremy Corbyn is the only Leader who will fight for society's poorest, with Shadow Chancellor John O'Connor by his side, he knows that squeezing the masses to breaking point will never replace the billions lost by the greedy bankers - the war against the poor is ideological. How many kids have to go without school dinners to make up for the taxes not paid by Sir Phillip Green for example?
The people trust Jeremy Corbyn because they know he won't sell off the NHS under any circumstances. He won't take them into foreign wars that bring personal fortunes to all those who say yes and he probably won't be attending any Murdoch weddings. And, must be said, he won't take us into war with Mexico if Trump wins the Whitehouse. More importantly, he will put the people first, and he will reverse all those cruel government cuts that have left our High streets and our pockets, skint and in despair.
It's not that Jeremy can't win an election, it's because he can, and probably with an overwhelming majority. Those who claim he is not a good leader or speaker, really need to challenge their own perception of what makes a good leader. Ten thousand turning up in Parliament Square within hours of the aptly named chicken coup, should be a good indicator. Jeremy has inspired hundreds of thousands of Labour voters up and down the country. He packs out stadiums - when he speaks, there is standing room only. The people are sick of the highly polished corporate yuppies who speak in soundbites and inspire no-one.
Jeremy is as real as it gets, and the public love him for it. He is the polar opposite of the composite automaton the spin doctors think the public want. They are still going with 'it worked for Blair, Clinton, Obama, Milliband (not so much)', so it's bound to work again. But while the smart suits were a winning formula in 1997 (a backlash against donkey jackets), they are rapidly losing appeal in 2016. They have been overtaken by passion, honesty and straight talking, who'd have thunk it.
Those who have turned on Jeremy Corbyn should perhaps spend today, (No Bullying Day) reading up on the Bourbons and even our own King Charles I, to see what happens when a small unpopular minority try to inflict their will on the masses. The people have been squeezed to breaking point, and no-one, not even their members of parliament are listening. Jeremy is.
Due to years of austerity, the time is ripe for revolution, there will be either a swing to the extreme right, or a swing towards the extreme left. The 174 now find themselves standing on a tightrope in the middle. They have probably already lost most of their own voters - who can now trust them? and they are being led by an increasingly more sweaty Tom Watson, who's fiendish plan to break his leader with hourly resignations brought thousands to the streets, to support, err, Jeremy. Having used up all his Ace cards he is now in danger of drowning in his own perspiration as he watches his dreams flush down the pan.
Tony Blair's agenda to woo the rich and influential has failed the grass roots of the Labour party. All his billionaire chums didn't suddenly become humanitarians and philanthropists ploughing cash into good causes and letting up on their employees once in a while, they found new and more creative ways in which to increase their millions and screw their workers.
For most of the chicken coup rebels, a Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn, may seem a bleak prospect, especially the champagne socialists who are lining up lucrative consultancies, directorships, and TV presenter jobs for the future. Hobnobbing with the rich and famous is a parliamentary perk, and far more appealing than speaking to a village hall full of food bank organisers. This huge reshuffle that they have brought on themselves, will sort the wheat from the chaff.
I hope the Unions stand firm today against the evil machinations of the sweaty Tom. I am still in awe of Len McCluskey's performance on Marr, so the best advice I can offer Mr. Watson is, stand on a bathmat.