Is there a plot against Corbyn?
A comment made by Jeremy Corbyn six years ago about a street mural is now the hot topic of the moment. How it has taken so long for this to come to light is a mystery to me. In his brief Facebook comment in 2012 Corbyn appeared to side with the artist who made what has been described as an obviously ‘anti-semitic’ picture. About to be whitewashed, it seems the artist was appealing for freedom of expression. That is what Corbyn seemed to be responding to. Now he’s apologised for not scrutinising the image closely enough. The current row seems part of a sustained campaign to destabilise Corbyn’s leadership on an issue which is fraught with difficulty, despite Corbyn’s vehement protestations that he is not and never has been anti-semitic. It is the same group of Labour MPs who are promoting anti-Corbyn stories and opinions. Along with differences over Brexit and Russia perhaps they now scent an opportunity to strike. They are desperate to get rid of him and return Labour to its rightful owners. I think it is time for them to outline their objective more clearly, rather than seeking to portray Corbyn as compromised on anti-semitism. The more they pursue that approach the more it will backfire on the Party as a whole and will ultimately prove self-defeating. Perhaps the anti-Corbyn Labour MPs have already chosen their own Gang of Four.
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