Reselection Of ‘Blairite’ MPs ‘Democratic Right’ Of Labour Members, Says Union Leader

Labour MPs were also attacked by Matt Wrack, the general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), who told the rally the party membership had to “make sure we start holding people to account” as Labour should be a “democratic party”.

He added: “These Labour MPs in parliament who seem to think they have a veto over the hundreds of thousands who voted in that [2015 leadership] election, they talk about one person one vote, but they say, ‘your vote’s only worth that, I’m an MP, I trump whatever decision you make’, and they think they know better than all the rest of us.”

Dave Ward, the general secretary of the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU), said the surge in party membership to over 500,000 showed Corbyn was “the most popular leader of the Labour Party in its history” and credited him with having caused Cameron’s resignation.

The ‘Curse of Corbyn’

“Everything they throw at him, does he not just get stronger and stronger? And isn’t that what leadership is really about?,” Ward said of Corbyn.

“I call it the curse of Jeremy Corbyn, because everybody who has told him to resign has bloody well resigned themselves. Even Cameron has gone the other day, he’s got rid of him as well.

“I have a message for Theresa May, got rid of Cameron, Jeremy did. And the curse of Corbyn, Theresa May, is going to strike on you, we’re going to get you out and Jeremy will be in No.10.”

Ward added: “I think the membership are going to write the resignation letter of Owen Smith.”

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