@gunnerpr I had a really long ass post I was working on with my thoughts on this but I seem to have lost it so sorry for not replying.
I read those 2 articles you mentioned and I can completely see that being the case. Corbyn does not help himself with the PLP when it comes to cohesion and a decent strategy. (despite the fact that a strategy in itself apart from ‘whatever tories do we’ll do a bit less’ is an improvement.)
What is needed is somebody espousing Corbyn’s values but with a modern, fresh approach, able to deal with the issues of modern politics. Most people seem to agree with me on that, on the surface at least.
However I believe that in light of some of their actuons since he became leader, that a large group in the Labour party don’t want that either. Anything left wing should not he allowed to lead.
Now fair enough if somebody is not left wing and disagrees fundamentally with what that would entail, but that is what the majority of members want and you have to represent their wishes.
Or, it makes this coup look a lot more sinister. I read the other day that Owen Smith wants the minimum wage up to £8.25 an hour. So less than the £9 anhour the Tories pledged for 2020. Here we go again…
Any future unity is made unworkable as a big group of centrists disagree fundamentally woth the left wing leader and membership.
Now imo competence or no competence, to me a Labour leader has to be against austerity in these times and have some other base positions.
If Jeremy is the only one that does that, then i would wish the party helped him more to pinpoint his attack on the government, make him more presentable and appealing to the electorate but that has not happened. In fact they have been working to do the opposite.
No matter what good they think they are doing, they are undermining the party they claim to love a lot more than they are undermining Corbyn.
A split must surely be the only way forward.