Trade Union leader says he's glad LAB lost election because they've now got Corbyn. The world's gone mad. https://t.co/aBnCiWCkBE
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) October 5, 2015
Trying to understand what’s happened to the Labour movement
I was completely knocked out by the above Tweet posted last night about comments made by a union boss at the big meeting in Manchester at which Mr Corbyn was speaking at.
The message is that to members of the Corbyn cult politics is not about striving to gain power but about controlling the party and the Labour movement in general.
So the fact that the Conservatives are in government with a majority and are likely to enact things that will impact negatively on the movement is irelevant. The likelihood that the blue team, given the polling response to Mr Corbyn, is heading for another majority victory in 2020 is seen as a price worth paying.
This is about the party and the wider movement not who runs the country.
For someone like myself who looks at politics as being about winning power this seems totally and utterly incomprehensible.
Apparently it doesn’t matter to them what the Tories will do in perhaps 10 years of office. What really concerns them is that they will be running the party and will be able to change it in a manner which suits them.
The insularity is staggering.