Oct 262017

Aditya Chakrabortty in The Guardian 25 October 2017

This is what happens when a Labour leadership attacks the very base that keeps it in power. When an ideologue claims she is being a pragmatist, while those lodging pragmatic objections are dismissed as ideologues. Peters and his side don’t come armed with millions. They rely on a fiver given here, a benefit gig there and a lot of social media. As one said: “We’re like the Vietcong, going up against the all-powerful Americans.” Well, we know how that one turned out. My money is on Peters’s side winning – eventually.

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