That apology is owed to the people of Iraq, the families of those soldiers who died in Iraq or who have returned home injured or incapacitated, and to the millions of British citizens who feel our democracy was traduced and undermined when the decision to go to war was made
The support has come from all angles – in the form of a 10,000 strong last minute demonstration, a petitionthat has skyrocketed to nearly 260,000 signatures, and a Labour membership increase of a whopping60,000. New members are not asked whether they support the present leader, but The Independent reports:
By David Graeber As the rolling catastrophe of what’s already being called the “chicken coup” against the Labour leadership winds down, pretty much all the commentary has focused on the personal qualities, real or imagined, of the principal players.
The reason Labour had a new leadership election process last time round, was the result of the parliamentary Labour Party and the NEC long term efforts to diminish the power of Trade Unions. By widening the vote to Labour voters, and quieting the voice of Trade Unions, the Blairite factions of the party gambled on those new voters being to the right of the Unions.
The attempted putsch against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is being mounted by a right-wing cabal, working in intimate collusion with the security services in Britain and the United States. Its main propaganda organ is theGuardian newspaper. The aim is to overturn the result of the June 23 referendum and ensure British membership of the European Union
The general secretaries of 10 of Britain’s largest trade unions have signed a joint statement giving their continued support to Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader. Signatories to the letter include Unite’s Len McCluskey, Unison’s Dave Prentis and the GMB’s Tim Roache – the three biggest unions, and all Labour-affiliated.
In the aftermath of last week’s referendum, our country faces major challenges. Risks to the economy and living standards are growing. The public is divided. The Government is in disarray. Ministers have made it clear they have no exit plan, but are determined to make working people pay with a new round of cuts and tax rises.
They are telling me that they just don’t understand why, with the Conservative Government up to its neck in trouble, the priority of some Labour MPs appears to be to make divisions in the Parliamentary Labour Party front-page news and engineer a coup against the democratically elected Labour Party Leader.