Labour’s Non-Existent ‘Infiltrators’

Broke, Bright and British

In what could be seen more as mockery than support, the Daily Telegraph (which had supported the Conservative Party “at every general election since 1945”) urged its readers to join Labour to vote for Corbyn (or, as they referred to him, a “bearded voter-repellent”).[1] On July 22, associate editor of The Spectator Toby Young spoke about his campaign to encourage Tories to vote for Corbyn in the Labour leadership elections, insisting that it was “unlikely that ‘Tories for Corbyn’ will have any influence over the result”. Arrogantly laughing Corbyn off as a joke candidate and advocating intervention as a means of simply annoying Labour members, he stressed that he expected only “a few hundred Tories” to bother to become registered supporters.[2]

Former Labour leader Neil Kinnock, meanwhile, adding left-wingers to the infiltration list as well, warned that both “the Trotskyite left and the Telegraph…

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About Oso Sabio

Independent author and poet writing about the Rojava Revolution, the autonomous Zapatista communities in Chiapas, and other examples of libertarian socialist and anti-capitalist resistance. Catch me on Twitter at @ososabiouk. Also known as Ed Sykes and Marcos Villa.
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