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The reason Corbyn’s winning is that he rejects the Tory austerity ideology, and so do a majority of the public

The arrogance and intolerance of the Blairites is breathtaking.   Faced with the prospect of a runaway victory for Jeremy Corbyn who has come from repudiated outsider to front-runner in scarcely more than a month, their sole response is to prepare a coup against Corbyn if he is elected leader under the section 47 procedure of the Labour Party rules.   It is hard to exaggerate the folly and selfish indulgence of such a move.   For the Party to spend 3 months in continuous debate and hundreds of hustings in accordance with the legitimacy of Party democracy, and then have an insider palace coup seek to overturn it via back-rooms intrigue within the PLP would be utterly disreputable.   It would split the PLP and likely also the Labour Party as a whole.   Maybe that is what they want: if they cannot get their own way, they would prefer to bust the Party rather than accept democratic choice.   That has always been the way: the Right has always used the Party as a base for its own domination and access to government, while the Left has always remained loyal to the Party it seeks to represent.
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