Corbyn is on the ballot the end of the Labour Party.Watch
Corbyn should be on the ballot paper. As far as I can tell, the only real merit of Angela Eagle is that she isn't Jeremy Corbyn. I've got no particular attachments to Corbyn but until someone comes up with a genuinely good alternative, I'm sticking with him. If simply to send a very clear message to all of the backstabbing MPs in his own party who have made Corbyn's failure to impress a self-fulfilling prophecy.
I agree about Jeremy Corbyn being on the ballot paper though.*
Not only that, I want him to win because I find Angela Eagle insufferable.
Moderate, decent labour MPs should leave- I suspect they are cowards though. Time will tell.
You have to be realistic in politics. If there was any doubt in his ability originally, there can be little doubt now: Corbyn's popularity ratings have drastically dropped since the result of the EU referendum according to recent YouGov polls (we can dispute the exact accuracy of such polls but the general fact still stands). Although there has been a great wave of new members joining the Labour party in recent days, these numbers simply haven't been vetted properly and so their exact political ideology is still subject to speculation and ultimately unclear. They could well be joining in a final fight to support Corbyn, but that certainly may not be the case either.
There's one thing, and it is possibly the only thing (at least from my point of view), that you can admire about the Conservative party in recent days: despite their differences and the utter chaos they've created beforehand with this whole referendum, they've been able to come together quickly and decisively with Theresa May (a #Remain campaigner herself it has to be said) at the helm and ready for action. The question I have to put to those on the left (of which I include myself) is do you really wish to see the Labour party crumble? Because now that Corbyn resides on the ballot paper, he has every chance of winning. Nonetheless, such an outcome, as I am sure you are aware, will be the end of a united Labour party - that or at least more serious inner cabinet conflict will ensue.
The Labour party - and its members - have a crucial decision to make come the next leadership election. I may not like Angela Eagle (in fact I've been highly critical of her 'campaign', if you can call it that, so far) but if she will stabilise the party then so be it.
I can't see them ever losing power at this rate.
a) Ditch Corbyn and provide a realistic centre-left alternative to the Tories.
b) Keep him and become an umbrella organisation for protest groups with zero chance of ever winning power.
There will be a lot of bad blood and it will all stand in stark contrast to Theresa May's stable leadership.