What this coup tells me is that there is an open and craven disregard for democracy now, in the PLP and in politics as a whole. People are calling this a post-facts age. Gove tells the world we're sick of experts.
I've never felt so despairing as I do at the moment. These Blairites are now ensuring that Labour cannot win the next election. They are betraying the party they claim to serve, not saving it.
They are betraying the people...but nothing new there as the Blairites are quite fond of welfare cuts, snooping, grotesque WCA, and millions being plunged into destitution. But then they would be as most are more Tory than actual Tories. Good riddance to despicable rubbish.
I don't think they are ensuring Labour cannot win an election that is probably coming quite soon, especially if, as many want, Corbyn actually asserts himself and sacks a few more. There is such a surge of support for him, even from those dispirited at his seemingly going against a lifelong dismissal of EU and encouraging Remain.
These MPs now need to be deselected so the rubbish doesn't sit around on backbenches still voting along with Tories.
And yes, it is most likely being engineered by Blair, Campbell, Mandy in a bid that Corbyn has no say when Chilcott comes out and so Corbyn cannot call for 'Tone' to stand trial.