Registered On: September 7, 2015
The party is divided regardless now, there’s no getting around it. The Corbyn faction do not want consequences for their actions and will cry murder at such. The only way at appeasing them is to allow them to run it how they want, otherwise they will keep undermining the leader. Giving Corbyn back the whip will do little to stop that; they will be emboldened to push boundaries further.
Keeping the whip removed will at least signal some intent for them that their actions have repercussions. It should stay that way until Corbyn makes a sincere apology, which isn’t a sorry for concerns or “sorry you feel that ways,” but one where he fully acknowledges that the actions undertaken under his leadership led to the EHRC’s damning conclusion without once talking of being the victim of exaggeration.
There will be no unity as they continue to snipe at Starmer, and letting them know their actions have no consequences will only make them more inclined to undermine him and act as they have done. The recent actions of Corbyn allies in the NEC shows they’re not interested in what’s right for the party, only factionalism. I don’t know how we can get unity until they either compromise, realise this or go.