The move to consign the UK Labour Party as we know it to the dustbin of history appears to be gathering pace. The latest poll conducted by ICM for the Guardian (hardly a bastion of Tory support) has the Conservatives climbing to 41% with Labour dropping to just 27%, a 2% decrease over the previous poll result and their lowest poll result ever.
UKIP is steady on 13% while the Lib Dems climb a couple of points to 9%. Meanwhile in Scotland the Conservatives have cemented in their position as the official opposition party to the SNP with Labour dropping to just 15% support.
And all the while the nice Mr Corbyn appearing to be making the leadership race between him and Owen Smith a no contest. The latest poll (of Labour Party members) show him with a 24 point lead over Smith. The same poll show that 39% think it likely Labour will split in the event of the Corbyn victory.
Mr Corbyn enjoys my unqualified support.
An indication of just how nasty the race has become and Ruth Smeeth, the Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent who happens to be Jewish, is receiving special police protection after clashing with Marc Wadsworth, a Momentum (Corbyn) activist, at the release of the report into antisemitism within the Labour Party. On 27 June Smeeth had resigned her position as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Northern Ireland and Scottish teams along with many others in protest against Corbyns (lack of) leadership. Two days later she clashed with Wadsworth. Since then she has reportedly received more than 25,000 abuse messages from Corbyn supporters after accusing him of not doing enough to counter antisemitism in the Party. This little pearler reflects the tone of those messages .... "Ruth Smeeth is British and from my perspective, since treason is still a capital offense in Britain, the gallows would be a fine and fitting place for the Dyke piece of Yid s**t to hang from".
Nice one Corbyn supporter Not.
p.s. I guess Michael Smeeth, Ruth Smeeth's husband of 14 years standing, was fascinated to learn his wife was Dyke.