Fight goes on

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We now know who will be the leader of the Labour Party – what a surprise.

After months of in-fighting and endless media appearances, it is ... Jeremy Corbyn.

Sitting on the outside of this, we felt all along that it was never going to be anybody else.

However what we do not know is what the fall-out will be.

Will there be blood on the carpet, de-selection, political careers ending?

It will create a log-jam of politicians fighting for places on Strictly Come Dancing, following in the not-so-clever footsteps of the likes of Ed Balls.

On a more serious note, of interest to many ex-service personnel are the comments of Corbyn in an interview with Andrew Marr, when he failed to stand up for them in the wake of the blatant ambulance-chasing legal profession.

He said: “I do think there has to be a recognition that we have signed up to international law on the behaviour of troops.”

So they can suffer because he does not care and it does not affect him.

The next few months will still be dominated by the in-fighting in Labour.

It will make it irresistible for the Conservatives to call an early general election in May and, thereby, increase their majority and, at the same time, provide the opportunity for May to weed out her dissenters.

So get ready for more turmoil in the Labour party.

Chris Gallacher, TD VR,


UKIP Redcar,

Normanby Road,