The Corbyn experiment results in civil war inside Labour

By selecting an utter fool and complete anti-West commie as leader, Labour has set themselves up for failure.

Open civil war has erupted inside Labour after Jeremy Corbyn’s latest gaffe over Syria.

Labour is at war today after Jeremy Corbyn’s own shadow cabinet threatened to resign en masse unless he backs the Prime Minister’s plans to bomb ISIS in Syria.

Frontbenchers accused their leader of being ‘fundamentally dishonest’ and treating them ‘with contempt’ after he refused to agree to more airstrikes – despite saying the party would take a ‘collective decision’.

Mr Corbyn, a former chairman of the Stop The War Coalition, may now face a mass walkout – or a coup – by refusing a free vote and trying to force Labour MPs to back his anti-war stance.

As two former ministers called on Mr Corbyn to resign after just two months in charge, shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn said today there is a ‘compelling case’ for war but would not resign in protest.

If Mr Benn voted for military action against a whip imposed by Mr Corbyn, the Labour leader would have little choice but to sack him and anyone else who did the same.

The row stems from an angry shadow cabinet meeting last night where the majority of the frontbench team backed the Prime Minister.   

But the Labour leader then released a letter saying he had failed to make a ‘convincing case’ that military action would improve rather than damage national security.

Last night Diane Abbott, a key ally of Mr Corbyn, urged his critics to back down, saying: ‘He is the one with the mandate. He appoints the Shadow Cabinet, not the other way around.’

Yesterday David Cameron used a major statement to set out the legal, moral and military case for sending RAF bombers and drones into the ‘heartland’ of the murderous terror group.

Today he urged wavering Labour MPs to back military intervention in Syria, telling them to ‘vote on the basis of the arguments’.

Speaking in Malta, where he is attending a Commonwealth summit, Mr Cameron said: ‘I believe there is a compelling case to take the effective action to keep our country safe.’

Mr Corbyn is struggling to contain a shadow cabinet revolt after saying he could not support RAF action against ISIS.

The shadow cabinet will meet again on Monday, but it appeared that Mr Corbyn would face a rebellion from his top team if he tried to force them to oppose action.

Mr Benn told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: ‘I’m not going to resign because I am doing my job as shadow foreign secretary.’

He added: ‘This is very complex, it is very difficult and each individual in the end will reach their own decision about what they think the right thing to do is.

‘I respect those who take a different view, I genuinely do.’

If Mr Benn refused to resign and then voted for military action against a whip imposed by Mr Corbyn, the leader would have little choice but to sack him.

Asked whether Mr Corbyn would be forced to allow a free vote on the issue, Mr Benn said: ‘That remains to be seen because the shadow cabinet will continue its discussions on Monday and it may be that that is where we end up.’

And to think there are some in Labour here who are hankering for a Corbynist revolution inside Labour. There is even talk, mostly from Sue Moroney, his last remaining supporter in caucus, of a return of David Cunliffe. To be fair to Cunliffe he is doing well at the moment but whether or not he can come back as the ‘skipper’ remains to be seen.

Meanwhile Labour in the UK tears itself apart.

 – Daily Mail


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