The article “Can the Labour right destroy Corbyn and muzzle the left?” (December SR) misses the mark. It does not attempt to answer the question posed by the headline. Instead, it exaggerates the left’s resistance to Corbyn’s expulsion and takes a toothcomb to the detail of the EHRC report rather than looking at the broader political objectives of Starmer.
Starmer is attempting to expunge Labour of the politics of Corbynism, thereby proving to the ruling class and the media that Labour is fit to govern in the ‘national interest’. This is a full-on political attack on the left.