Labour MP attempts to sucker punch Jeremy Corbyn, and it doesn’t go well for him [TWEETS]

Kerry-anne Mendoza

Anti-Corbyn Labour MP Conor McGinn launched a bizarre attack on Jeremy Corbyn on Thursday, which promptly blew up in his face.

McGinn, who is MP for St Helens North and the official Labour Whip (supposedly, the enforcer of discipline within the party) – backed the coup against party leader Jeremy Corbyn. On Thursday, he took things a step further by tweeting:

McGinn is referring to an incident which he alleges occurred 10 months ago. Moments later, he added:

The accusation McGinn is making is that Jeremy Corbyn ‘threatened’ to ring his Dad to inform him of his son’s defection to the neoliberal wing of politics. It’s unclear what McGinn hoped to achieve from the outburst, but what ended up happening was this.

And our personal favourite.

As UK politics moves from the ridiculous to the absurd (and beyond), the increasingly hysterical outbursts from plotters of the thwarted Labour coup are becoming an ever more un-edifying spectacle to behold.

The party has a leader with the largest democratic mandate of any political leader in UK history, and the surge in party membership since his election means Labour now has more members than all the other UK political parties combined. They’ve won every by-election, the May local elections and four mayoral elections since Corbyn came to power. In fact, even in the throes of this anti-democratic coup, the party just won a landslide in Reading:

Despite all this, a wing of the party which led Labour into not one, but two, disastrous General Election defeats and flat-lined the party membership is arguing – with a straight face – that the movement driven by Corbyn is ‘unelectable’. To any rational observer, this might bear the whiff of madness. It’s surely enough to put Walter Mitty out of a job.

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