Tuesday, 28 June 2016


A friend posted this in an email. it may of course all be nonsense.

"It now emerges that Hilary Benn and Angela Eagle have been secretly briefing against Jeremy Corbyn for the last 9 months. They have constantly fed information to Laura Kuenssberg and the Murdoch press corps about pending coups and dissatisfaction in the Parliamentary Party.They were planning to move against him on several occasions and chickened out'. The debate on the RAF bombing intervention on Syria on the 2.12.15 was to be the preliminary opportunity for Benn to strike by
speaking out against the Labour line ( which he did to much Tory
applause). This was to be followed up by a no confidence motion after
the loss of the Oldham by-election which was confidently predicted by
the Murdoch press.The plot fell apart when the Oldham by-election was won by Labour, with UKIP in second place and the Tories beaten into third.
Their next attempt was when Shadow Foreign Minister,Stephen Doughty,resigned on air during the BBC's Daily Politics programme on 7.1.16,just before Prime Ministers Questions. Kuenssberg had been briefed by the plotters beforehand and she had fed this information to David Cameron who announced it during PM's Questions to the surprise of the Labour benches.
This plot to usurp Jeremy also fell apart.
All of Kuenssberg's reports which began with 'a senior Labour spokesman
told me....etc.' came from the offices of Benn and Eagle.
Kuenssberg was also informed about the present debacle. The conspirators had received news that Corbyn would suggest the impeachment of Tony Blair if the soon to be published Chilcott report on the Iraq war showed any basis of 'war crimes'. The conspirators decided they had to pre-empt this attack on Blair. It was agreed that Benn would initiate the attack on Corbyn. He awoke Corbyn in the early hours of Sunday morning 26.6.16 with a phone call to inform him of his intention to attack him publicly with a statement of his lack of confidence in his leadership. Corbyn had
no option but to remove him from post.The plan was then to organise a series of resignations with one being announced roughly every 2 hours to give the impression of a growing revolt. This was designed to keep it in the public eye and they would hopefully then encourage others not involved in the plot to join the bandwagon if they thought the ship was sinking.Initially there were 10 Shadow cabinet members recruited. and Eagles was to be the last one to declare in order to separate any association between Benn and herself.She would make a tearful, on-line resignation speech underlining Jeremy's honesty and goodness but saying he had no leadership skills.

The link to the original Facebook post is HERE.


  1. Anyone who has the luxury of following the daily BBC political coverage (as I do)can see that the BBC and Laura K are leading this media agenda,the specific incidences you describe have unfolded just as the email outlines.

    It wouldn't surprise me in the least if this is the truth.

    I don't doubt that Angela's tears were genuine (lots of women cry at lots of things, we are not like men- on the whole) but it doesn't mean all of her statements are genuine.

    I have complained to the BBC on several occasions in writing about their terrible negative coverage of Jeremy Corbyn and all I receive is platitudes and basically lies. It seems that in this current climate (post GE2015)that even for the BBC mendacity IS the new normal.

    I do realise that for many people the fact that JC looks like a geography teacher is hard to get past but if the guilty parties in the PLP had expended as much energy in backing Corbyn as they have in backstabbing Corbyn then the party would be much better placed now for a snap GE.

    1. Absolutely. I too have written to the BBC several times and received the same tired platitudes in response.

      My take on JC is that I find him to be a bit of a geek (manhole covers?!) a bit humourless maybe and he stumbles over his words now and then, so he clearly hasn't spent £200,000 of taxpayers money on charm school and PR gurus telling him how to stand like an absolute arse. For me that's a massive positive.

      I heard many people, and the man himself straight after his obviously horrible meeting with the left wing of the Tory party and the rest of the PLP, speak at Parliament Square on Monday and it's very clear that it's not about HIM, this isn't a cult of personality, it's about policy. JC himself didn't mention himself once. He spoke against racism first, then inequality, unfairness, and the need to stay strong and work together.

      He isn't the best at what he does. He's the ONLY ONE doing it.