Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell recently warned the public about a “soft coup” against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. If you’re wondering whether there’s such a coup, look no further.
The latest ‘scoop’ came from Sky News:
— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 26, 2017
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I’m carrying on as leader because I’m determined that we will deliver social justice in this country. We will end the misery of people sleeping on our streets and children growing up in disgusting and disgraceful poverty. And growing levels of inequality promoted by a Tory government that frankly doesn’t care
Yet interviewer Lewis Goodall felt the need to ask him for a third time.
Corbyn faces seemingly endless questions about whether or not he will resign. Earlier this month, the BBC peddled false rumours that he planned to quit as leader. And even after the rumours proved to be false, the BBC continued to repeat them. The BBC interviewer asked Corbyn three times whether he’ll resign.
These same interviewers are not relentlessly asking UKIP leader Paul Nuttall if he will resign after personally losing the Stoke by-election. Nor are they asking successive Conservative leaders to resign. Despite Conservative policies meaning Britain’s wealthiest have doubled their net worth since the financial crash. No, Corbyn is the enemy here.
The corporate media constantly asks Corbyn to stand down because his policies challenge establishment power. Many media pundits only pretend to care about the electoral success of the Labour Party. Labour’s vote share in Copeland dropped 43% under Tony Blair. A major reason Labour is failing is because of the toxic legacy these pundits would have the party return to.
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