The inimitable George Galloway updates us here (talkradio.co.uk, 29/7/16) on Owen Smith MP's ongoing coup against UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn:
"Well, first let me make this official announcement. We contacted Owen Smith's office earlier this week for an interview. After much chasing and early indications it was unlikely to happen, we finally got a confirmation late this morning that we would be unable to interview him tonight. We did have one of his surrogates, a woman called Jane Chapman MP, Jenny Chapman, MP for Darlington, I think. Forgive me if I have forgotten her already. She made some startling comments that went wild on the Internet and certainly travelled far amongst Labour Party members.
"But you ain't seen nothing yet until you hear Andy Slaughter*, my own MP actually, whom I voted for last time in the Hammersmith constituency. So we're talking about the ongoing coup against Jeremy Corbyn, which reached its nadir, you might say, in the High Court this week when the biggest friend of Netanyahu and Israel, a Mr [Michael] Foster, a multi-millionaire failed Labour candidate under Ed Miliband, took the party to court at vast expense to try and get a High Court judge to throw the leader of the Labour Party off the ballot paper in the contest for the leadership of the Labour Party. Ordinarily, you wouldn't be able to make that kind of story up, but I'm afraid this campaign against Corbyn gets curiouser and curiouser.
"You'll remember it's only a couple of weeks ago that we were told that Angela Eagle would be the finest leader Labour could possibly imagine and that it was time at last for a woman leader of the Labour Party. All the propaganda guns were moved into position, all the columnists, especially the feminist ones like Polly Toynbee in the Guardian, were wheeled out to tell us that Angela Eagle's time had come, and then she was elbowed out of the way by a man called Owen Smith, about whom few of us know much. And he's doing his best to make sure that the very large audience of this radio program at least don't get to know very much at all because he's running and hiding from an appearance on this show."
In his interview with Slaughter, Galloway asked, "You're a big supporter of the Palestinians, how do you feel about the fact that every single supporter of Israel in the land is rooting for Corbyn's demise?" Slaughter replied defensively: "I think if that's the sort of attitude you're going to take to this then we're not going to have a sensible discussion."
What an interesting light Galloway sheds here on these Blairite machinations, the Zionist hand in the matter nicely exposed. Of course, that hand invariably remains hidden from media exposure here in Australia. What a pity we have no one of the calibre of George Galloway to highlight and expose it publicly.