In one of the biggest political changes in the last 20 years, Labour’s membership has ballooned. People from across the social spectrum have joined the Labour party to support the change that Corbyn represents. The biggest challenge for the Labour party in the next few years will be to motivate the new members, engage them, turn them into a political movement and a winning election machine. Yet, Smith’s campaign has derided, ignored, sneered at, belittled, patronised and outright offended these new members. Instead of winning them over, Smith and his supporters have done their best to alienate them. They have not respected or supported the democratic choice of the Labour supporters; instead they have tried to undermine it from the start.
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