— TSE (@TSEofPB) October 17, 2015
Ladbrokes have a market up on who will be the first Labour MP to resign the Labour whip.
With the forthcoming House of Commons vote on Trident’s replacement, you can see that turning into an epic omnishambles for Labour and CND’s newest Vice-President, Jeremy Corbyn. Given John Woodcock’sÂ past pronouncements on what he were to do were Labour not to back a replacement for Trident, you can understand why he is the favourite in this market.
But it might be worth backing Simon Danczuk and John Mann at 10/1 and 16/1 as well. Both Simon Danczuk and John Mann are to Corbynmania what Brian Blessed is to sotto voce. Both aren’t shy in expressing their disdain for Corbyn which has earned them the ire of the Corbynistas.Â
The new Pro-Corbyn Labour grass roots organisation Momentum is already sparking fears about deselecting anti Corbyn MPsÂ to which Frank Field has suggested deselected MPs should trigger immediate by-elections and stand as independent Labour candidates.
To misquote LBJ, some MPs may see being outside the tent pissing in as the best way to hasten Corbyn’s departure. Some MPs may also see it as the best way to save themselves from an electoral thrashing in 2020 by disassociating themselves from the Corbyn led Labour party, so resigning the Labour whip might be the best way to achieve either of those aims.