A soap opera

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the political waters following the Brexit result, even more blood has been seen in the maelstrom of Westminster.

Not only do we have the Conservatives sharpening their daggers and building alliances, we have Labour feasting on the body of Jeremy Corbyn.

However he has been proving to be a bit tough to digest.

For the neutrals it may be just background noise.

For those with an interest in these matters, it is a soap opera in full flow, with many twists and turns and potential scenarios.

Of course, the cast is full of the usual suspects vying for power, and a few new ones pushing their credentials for a better job I expect.

The really interesting scenario is within the Labour party.

It has developed a greater schism than normally operates, with the potential for a spilt and the formation of a “new new” Labour party.

Of course, this would be formed by the disaffected Blairites and other allied MPs.

They are starting to believe their own rhetoric, which is a by-product of their arrogant view of themselves, believing that they could be re-elected without the Labour wrapper.

I expect they will try but will find that there is no appetite for them in the Labour heartlands, and the ground will be taken by the only party to be consistent in its view and policy that resonates with the workers of Britain.

No prizes for guessing which one I feel that will be.

Chris Gallacher, TD VR,


UKIP Redcar,

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