One has to wonder why, if Corbyn and his cronies discovered evidence of fraud, why they took it to the media and not the police. Making headline winning “allegations” which turn out to be baseless is a common tool in the populists’ arsenal - our current PM made his name at the Telegraph with such deceptions.
One also has to wonder why they didn’t properly investigate these alleged offences whilst running the party. Indeed why they went into another election without having done so.
So this was my initial knee jerk reaction to reading this story. The Corbyn administration were clearly awful enough at cultivating any widespread popular appeal or winning elections without needing this to be sabotaged.
I posted because I wanted my reaction challenged, I wanted to engage with the idea that Corbyn and McDonnell were cheated of their shot at government.
I've now read several articles on Novara and a few other things people have mentioned.
The thing about those horrid "main stream media" publications is that (most!) of them are actually professionally edited and sub edited so that almost every opinion piece isn't a tediously long diatribe full of cliché, childish and repetitive use of tropes such as 'meta-...' in an attempt to sound genuinely intellectual.
I find it very hard to engage with any ideas in these articles because they're so badly written. When one watches some tired hack on the platform mechanically repeating the familiar phrases - bestial atrocities, iron heel, blood-stained tyranny, free peoples of the world, stand shoulder to shoulder - one often has a curious feeling that one is not watching a live human being but some kind of dummy, the appropriate noises are coming out of his larynx, but his brain is not involved
George Orwell, Politics and the English Language