Right, there’s no fucking point in conspiring against Corbyn at this point, okay? I voted for Owen Smith, but it would be ridiculous at this point to think that Corbyn isn’t here to stay for a good while yet.
You can go on all you want about “saving the Labour party,” but splitting the party isn’t going to save it. Perfect unity is probably impossible at this point, but the fact remains there is no way to get rid of Corbyn so long as there are so many members supporting him. If you want to leave that’s fair enough, but further efforts to depose him are pointless right now.
If we can’t actually get rid, what is there to gain from publicly denouncing him? Being critical of him is a different thing, but we need to be critical in order to encourage change, not just to stick the boot in. It’s perfectly reasonable to call him out when he fucks up, but gathering outside the conference to insist he must go is another thing altogether.
I’m still not entirely convinced this can work. I think the fact that the PLP voted “no confidence” in Corbyn is enough in itself to make it almost impossible for him to get elected as PM. I am still pissed off about his lack of contribution to the Remain campaign. But the fact remains, the membership wants him and there’s no way around that. So I’m gonna make the best of it.
Even if you don’t want to do that… even if you’re still angry about this result… at least recognise that it’s not really in your interests to be conspiring against him right now. The uprising by the PLP has enabled Corbyn’s supporters to blame all of his problems on the “coup,” which has made it incredibly easy for them to dismiss valid concerns about him. Feeding into that won’t help to get rid of Corbyn, so what do you have to lose by trying to make this work?