Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, Clive Lewis — an MP for all of 16 months — dismissively told the BBC’s Andrew Marr yesterday that reports about hard-Left infiltration of his party were ‘Reds under the bed scare stories’.
In fact, it’s not a case of Reds hiding under the Labour Party’s bed. They are bouncing up and down on top of the mattress, singing: ‘We are the champions.’
The hard-Left will be justified in its exultation when (and not if) Jeremy Corbyn is re-elected leader this Saturday. But Corbyn is just the front-man, innocuously vegetarian both in diet and manner.
The real master of this hard-Left coup within the Labour Party, a carnivorous Marxist red in tooth and claw, is the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell.