Mail shot copy sent to us by a friend highlights how some within the Labour Party are already showing their true colours and it is not LABOUR RED:
"We intend to contribute constructively to the debate about how we build on Thursday’s results and return Labour to government, and to continue to ensure that the voices of moderate party members are heard, that the rulebook is upheld and enforced, and that important policy positions that were maintained in the manifesto, such as Trident renewal, are stuck to.
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell writes in the Labour Briefing:
WE HAVE TO ALERT PARTY MEMBERS and supporters that the soft coup is underway. It’s planned, co-ordinated and fully resourced. It is being perpetrated by an alliance between elements in the Labour Party and the Murdoch media empire, both intent on destroying Jeremy Corbyn and all that he stands for.
The coup is not being waged up front in public but strictly behind the scenes.
Having learned the lesson of the last coup attempt - that a direct attack on Jeremy and his policies will provoke a backlash from many party members - the coup perpetrators are this time round pursuing a covert strategy.
The aim of these covert coup plotters is to undermine the support Jeremy has secured among Labour Party members, and also importantly to undermine support from Labour voters. Undermining support for Jeremy from Labour voters is important to the plotters because their objective is to ensure Jeremy trails in the polls and can’t win elections.
In this way they can destroy morale among party members and their confidence in him.
The tactics include daily and constant behind-the-scenes non-attributable briefings against Jeremy and his Shadow Cabinet every time he or his shadow ministers make a statement, intervene in Parliament or launch a policy.
The plotters use every opportunity to chip away at Jeremy’s standing to seek to demean him and undermine support for him in the Labour Party and among Labour supporters.
This constant barrage of negative briefings also crowds out any positive initiatives or narrative from Jeremy and his team. It also feeds and confirms in the public’s mind that the Labour Party is split.
The plotters are effective in distorting the media coverage because they have extensive contacts and allies in the media, many inherited from Mandelson’s days.
The professional planning of interventions in which attacks to undermine Jeremy are framed evidences an exceptionally well resourced ‘dark arts’ operation of the old spin school. The coup plotters are willing to sacrifice the Party at elections just to topple Jeremy and prevent a socialist leading the Party. It is more important to them that they regain control of the Party than it is to win elections.
The irony is that they are willing to go so far in denigrating Jeremy that they endanger their own parliamentary seats and endanger the very existence of the party they want to use to get into power. We saw the methods they use with the leaking of the Party’s internal polling. This was a carefully planned and executed operation.
Let’s use it as a case example.
Both quantitative and qualitative polling is undertaken by the Party regularly under the direction of Jon Trickett, the Party’s National Campaign Co-ordinator. Jon arranged for one focus group to be carried out by the Party’s polling agency in Manchester to assess how our frontbench members appearing on television programmes at the time were being perceived in the north west.
This polling took place back in November and its results were only accessible to a small number of party officials, Jon Trickett and the polling agency.
To this day I have still not seen the results.
The polling was leaked by someone to James Lyons, a Times journalist who has regularly received leaks from within the Labour Party - usually used to attack Jeremy and his team.
The Murdoch media had already run earlier in the week fake news stories in The Times and Sun alleging that Jeremy was planning to stand down as leader of the Party.
No matter how many times it was explained that this story was completely untrue and absolute fiction, the The Times and Sun continued to run it - and the BBC and other broadcast media took it up and reported it extensively. The media then invented the story that the polling on the perception of Shadow Cabinet members in the north west was the Party testing the perceptions of potential successors to Jeremy.
This was a classic negative story framing and transmission exercise. It is just one example of what we confront on a weekly and at times almost daily basis. It is vitally important that our supporters understand and appreciate what we are facing. What we are experiencing is completely predictable and expected. Spreading that understanding of what we are up against enables us all to organise how we can fight back and overcome the soft coup strategy.
We all have an important role to play in explaining what we are facing and how, by standing together, we can defeat the plotters again.
This is the testing time for the Corbyn transformation.
The challenges are great and the times are tough - but we all know that this is the socialist opportunity of a lifetime.
Charlotte Persephone Smith is a Jeremy Corbyn supporter and Saturday as she celebrated Jeremy's re-election as Labour Party leader she shared this open letter, which as you can see is supported by many others:
I am so happy that you have been re-elected as leader of the Labour Party.
As a party, because of you we are stronger than ever before. To win with 61.8% of the vote, a bigger mandate than last year just proves how popular you are and it proves how much the membership want you as our leader for 'straight talking honest politics'. Since being re-elected as leader of the Labour Party, me and my friends have witnessed many people wanting to join Labour. For many you are our only hope for a fair society that cares for all, rather than a few.
Throughout your leadership campaign you have gone from strength to strength. You have shown to be passionate, caring and committed. You have made Labour into the left-wing caring party it should be. A party that truly cares about the ordinary people in society. The disabled, the elderly, the working class, children, students, the sick and the most vulnerable.
Like you, I hope everyone in the party will respect the results and I hope they will respect the massive mandate which led you to victory. Together under your leadership, Labour can take on the Tories and can wipe out austerity, privatisation, neoliberalism and evil greed.
I do hope that the Labour MPs that are against you will either stand by you and your policies or simply leave the Labour Party. They have got to realise that it is you we want to take us into number 10 in 2020.
Speaking about respect, I do hope that you will take the time to welcome back all of your comrades who have been unfairly purged and suspended by the biased NEC. Even though we are very happy with the results many of us feel like the forgotten thousand, simply because we were cut off for supporting you and your vision for a credible Labour government.
I honestly believe that if we all stick together you can win the next general election and be Prime Minister. Since becoming leader of the Labour Party Labour has gone from 200,000 voters to the biggest political party ever in Europe. And it's the Labour membership along with yourself that makes Labour a party I'm happy to be in and fight for. A socialist party that cares for all rather than a few. A party that has its old traditional Labour values back.
I would also like to thank your campaign group and all those standing by you within the Labour Party, like John McDonnell who has helped you achieve Labour’s aims and values to improve everyone's standard of living in a country we love so very much.
Since becoming leader of the Labour Party you have forced the Tories to U-turn on taking £4.6 billion from the disabled, making cuts to working tax credits, and you have forced them to U-turn on making all schools academies. These are only a few things you have forced the evil Tories to U-turn on. At your first ever local election as leader, Labour overtook the Tories and won all four mayoral contests.
This week Labour gained seats all over the country from the Tories. Another outstanding result.
I have been so proud to support you, and will do what ever it takes to get you into number 10. You are a leader for the people.
You are our leader, and the best man for our Labour Party.
Charlotte Persephone Smith
And fellow comrades...
Fran McGowan, Annmarie Collins, Michelle Gibson, Jean Meech, Marika Thatcher, Michael MacDonell, Barry Naylor, Ellie Carroll, Cath Travis, Dave Hogg, Alison Lord ( Lally Laud), Jodie Chambers, Dale Latimer, Julie Graham, Samantha Berry, Toby Ray, Christopher Bainbridge, David Taylor, David Corrigan, James Kelso, Heather Scott, Merlina Waterworth, Jayne Freeman. James Rosen, Janet Hooper, Andrea Knight, Jo Burns, Samantha Davies, Stella Kay-Cole, Eamonn A Fountain, Sarah Jane, Sally Llewellyn, Isaac Marshall, Cristina Velasco Gázquez, Claudia Calvino, Catherine McGregor, Sue Lambert, Gill Davies, John Peers, Caroline Collins, Adrian Jenkins, Dave Leonard, Saffron Lisa Coulthard, Joyce Sheppard, James Tucker, Anna Marangi, Mike Hargreaves, Mags Oliver, Diane Steels, Hannah Slade, Andrea Elliott Denham, Donna Sloane, Ella Jo, Mary Jackson, Phil Vellender, Jacques Venter, Niamet Ali, Brandon Fox, Ed Clarke, Bev Hussien, Beverley Bryan, Emma Grover, Saira Afzal, Geoff Jelly, AnnaDora Soapsud, Tina Clayton, Sam Ballington, Greta Dee, Grant James, Jake Todhunter, George Marshall Black, Mike Cowley, Stephen Clay, Elaine Tiffin, Cath Quinn, Martin Duce, David Page, Samantha Messer, Keith Winter, Em Rainey, Geraldine Mason, Mike Shepard, Vicki Lackenby, Ann Flowers, Clare Richardson, Gareth P Hughes, John Riggins, Alan Gibbons, Shirley Dent, Tony Foster, Dianne Aslett, Maryann Gallagher, Phil Buyum Jackson, Stephen Lavery, Charlie Avent, Jan Welham, Margaret Harrison, Diane Soulsby Moulding, Anne Clarke, Shams Rehman, Kay Green, Nasir Khan, Chirag Suvarna, Wain Evans, Nicola Daniels, Connor Duncan, Stephanie Grant, Kaley Clark, Huge Hugh Wilde, Natasha Blondell, Darren Daley, Jay Sutherland, John Mullen, Anna Miller, Louisa Crawford, Sharon Gregory, Leo Bronstein, Jo Hoyle, Norbert Lawrie, Rik Newt, Philip Stephens, Glenn Martin, Doug Troup, Paul Johnson, Lisa Ann Ash, Sue Ball, Linda Webb, Patrick Pagan, James Mountford, Nigel Barnacle, Alan Falconer, Ann-Marie Westran, Ang Langley, Sophia Fragapane, Linda Webb, Linda Vaux, Julie Reid, Georgie Harrison, Alwyn Davies, Mandy Longmuir, Tom Hogg, Allan Drummond, Nicola Mason, Catherine Crosby, Nadia Ermilova, Peter Bates, Sue Petersen, Diane Varty, Lisa McConnell, Lee 'Slacks' Rowe, Shirley Lancaster, Linda Irvine, Claudine Cole, Abbie Chrysella Moss, Simon Duckett, Sue Brock, Sean Brogan, Andrew Upton, Kay Meades, Craig Truscott, Liz R-c, Mike Collins, Howard Thorp, Rodney Collett, Michael Clarke, Ian Beeston, Emma Rayson, Jill Westendorp, Cheryl Pidgeon, Les Smith, Moh Aladin, Ashy Giovanni, Deb Grinnell, Lucy Ferrets Brown, Jean Louca, Jane Lauppen, Sylvia Tempest, Answer Rashid, Aida Aida, Jens Larsen, Lynne Hook, Laura Quigley, Paul Oakes, John Fitzpatrick, Betty Farruggia, Angela Rai, Jim Coll, Mandy Wildman, Maureen Mooney, Esther Bolton, Carrie Nesbitt-Larking, Virginia Keyes, Sandra Bowes-rennox, Jean Andrew, Jean Jones, Mairead Tagg, Rosalie Duffy Hagart, Vicki Salmi, Antony Fenwick, Pippa Bramley, Victoria Strachan, George Watt, Faye McCardle, Jackie Stapleton, Lesley Hollinshead, David Clarke, Christine Suckley, Shelly Beaumont, Wendy Mcmillan, Matt Roper, Heidi Roper, John Parrington, Carolyne Darmanin, Deborah Jane Pearson, Katie Rawson, Kevin Donnellon, Emma Lorraine Coulling, Stephen Kennedy, John Milburn, Andrew Bardy, Jean Sudhurst, Jeanne Millinson, Dee Willis, Brian Dash, Amanda Collingridge, Tilly Pip, Louise Regan, Christina Edwards, Sean Doyle, Karen Johnson, Andrew Cooper, Gill Knowles, June Martin, Andy Fraser, Mark Raven, Matthew Wilson, Manjit Gill, Paul McLean, Kath Langley, Lisa Bell, Mandy Jane, Jade Wheeler, Alex Ivancevic, Christian Randolph Robertshaw, Martin E Butler, Calvin Fowler, Warren Hardy, Katie Kate Aubrey, Ian Kennedy, Martin Duce, Christina Penn, Stephen Nuttall, Chris York, Michael Bentley, Val Colvin and Eileen Kersey
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