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Saturday night ITV news announced that in a couple of hours a 'big name' was going to announce he was backing Owen Smith.
Social media users speculated on the announcement "So @OwenSmith_MP has a mystery rich backer now! Establishment money now moving to prop up their puppet #LabourLeadership candidate!" was one tweet Saturday evening.
True to form a few hours passed and the 'name' was announced; it is London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
Before most people retired for the night the story about Khan's decision had done the rounds and been re-posted in various mainstream media publications.
The title of each report varied a great deal from plain speaking to bordering on abusive.
Heading towards 24 hours later an email has arrived from the Owen Smith 2016 election campaign but from Khan. It says:
I was deeply humbled to be elected as the Mayor of London in May, thanks to the hard work of Labour members and supporters.
But for me there is a problem.
I do not believe a word he says.
If he valued party members at all perhaps he would have made the announcement to us first?
But he has a big ego to serve.
"After much thought I'm supporting @OwenSmith_MP to lead @UKLabour back to power. Here's why... www.theguardian.com/… 21 hours ago - Twitter"
His successful bid to become London Mayor was helped along by Corbyn who was or is popular in London.
The plotters have said Corbyn is not popular in the home counties, will not win over voters in the North of England, cannot win back Scotland and is losing support in London.
The multiple pronged attack approach though make the plotters look ever more ridiculous.
Smith's or is it Khan's email continues:
Owen has the strongest Labour values - he led and won our fight against the Tory cuts to tax credits and disability allowances. The polls show he is the most likely Labour candidate to win the next election.
But Smith was simply doing his paid job surely?
The orchestrated and organised coup was nasty beyond believe.
Mr Corbyn also has strong Labour values and in my opinion much stronger than Smith.
I wonder which type of Labour values Khan is referring to-Progress, old Labour, New Labour, Saving Labour, Labour Tomorrow or even Continuity Labour.
I prefer good old fashioned but modern Labour with Jeremy Corbyn or a politician of equal qualities as party leader.
Mr Khan's email was interspersed with linked buttons to I'm supporting Owen, I'm not sure yet and I'm supporting Jeremy.
Experience has taught me to ignore such buttons.
They are rarely what they seem.
But then if Mr Khan and Mr Smith were to bother to read this brief post I guess they will suss who I am voting for.
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