The return of Blair? Labour supporters of ex-PM could SPLIT party as they plot new group : Express.

JEREMY Corbyn’s Labour party could permanently split in two as the Blairite faction is plotting to form a new centralist group, it has been revealed.

Supporters of Tony Blair, 64, could leave Labour and set up their own more moderate party if Mr Corbyn’s allies start deselecting MPs, sources have said.

Former party donors have been approached about backing a new party, according to The Sunday Times.

The move comes after supporters of Jeremy Corbyn indicated that they wanted to purge critics of the leader and change the party’s rules in order to strengthen their position at the party’s conference in September.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at the rally in WestminsterReuters

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attends the Westminster protest yesterday

Liz Kendall, 46, Labour’s MP for Leicester West, has revealed that she was threatened with deselection as an MP within 48 hours of the general election on June 8.

The former leadership candidate had previously said that the appointment of Mr Corbyn would be a “disaster” for the party

The former president of the National Union of Mineworkers Ian Lavery, 54, who is now the party’s chairman, has hinted that the party could break in two, saying that labour “might be too broad a church” and added that no MP had a “divine right” to remain on the party ticket.

He added that the party would look at “different ways and means” of selecting MPs.

A former minister familiar with the plans of the potential new party said that Mr Lavery’s comments were “incendiary”.

They told the paper: “The trigger point would be Corbyn trying mandatory deselections and turning the Labour Party into a thoroughgoing hard-left organisation.”

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3 Comments

  1. These MPs, who cannot accept Corbyn as leader, need to go.

    Most of them only still have a job, thanks to the hard work of the Corbyn supporters, who spent hours canvassing for them. They are completely deluded, and think they are far more important than the party.

    Here’s an example of another, who thinks he’s too good for the party.

    https://skwawkbox.org/2017/07/03/article-on-coyle-mp-complaint-letter-triggers-avalanche-of-others/

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