A group of Labour MPs have established their own policy research operation amid rising left-wing opposition to the leadership of Sir Keir Starmer.
In a break with colleagues from the mainstream of the party, several supporters of Jeremy Corbyn are using parliamentary office expenses to finance the Socialist Parliamentary Research Group (SPRG).
The pooled research and writing service has motivated comparisons with the European Research Group that sustained generations of Conservative Brexiteers in their guerilla campaign to redirect the Tory position on Europe and ultimately brought about the ousting of Theresa May as Prime Minister.
Of course, it would be awesome if Sir Keir Starmer made a difference, but so far all he’s done is a big fat nothing and there are some people out there that still won’t stop for their comrade Jeremy Corbyn.
Jeremy Corbyn is finished, well for now anyhow, and to be fair, Sir Keir Starmer probably won’t do any better, and it’s doubtful he will ever lead this country.
Instead, we find ourselves with an inept Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, but what we really need is a credible leader with credible policies, and these people don’t really want to be in Government, they just want to taunt from the sidelines, but not deal with any decision making.
What we need now is a realistic and devoted Government, and it’s about time we had some opposition to the Tories, other than Labour.