That fact that they all our local MPs abstained on the welfare vote simply shows us that they see the bigger picture here. I know see Harriet Harman in a completely different light - I totally respect her for taking this stand.
It's easy to protest (I think you already know that) - what's really, really difficult is to get people to take you seriously enough to entrust you with office and to do the right thing which is not always the same as the populist thing.
You go ahead and vote for the hard-left Marxist Corbyn (assuming you are even a member of the Labour Party, which I very much doubt) and watch what happens.
Would you be happy with a leader who could never represent effective opposition to the Tories?
A potential tragedy for Labour is unfolding here - it really isn't something to joke about.
I think he's trustable, in a way Foot would never have been.
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