Sad day for the working class

I've been watching the slow demise of the once significant Labour Party.

Friday, 2nd September 2016, 9:26 am
Updated Friday, 2nd September 2016, 10:31 am

With the obstinacy of its leader, he appears to encourage its crumbling by his inability to provide leadership and direction to unite the party.

It’s no wonder its future as a major player in future politics looks grim.

As a former shop steward in a local factory in the 1960s and 70s, and a strong supporter of a united Labour as it was then, the rise of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown altered my views.

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Labour today has no outstanding individuals with charisma to front the party.

Jeremy Corbyn points at the stars and sees nothing but his fingernail.

He wonders at his future while Nemesis creeps up behind him, ready to strike.

Owen Smith, a would-be leader, is really not fit for purpose.

His bullying forced Angela Eagle into a submissive retreat of her leadership challenge.

She might have given Labour a chance to shine had she been elected to lead.

Are we now in the process of witnessing a future of two major parties representing a political representation of government in Britain?

Tory and UKIP as the major groups, with Labour cast along with the smaller of the parties?

If so, it will be a sad day for the working class of the country.

Although I no longer vote Labour, I remember the 1960s and 70s and the party it used to be.

Fred Gibbon,

Masefield Road,