The Prof wrote:It maybe that their secret memos have a tighter lid on the box?
I don't think Peston is a Tory stooge, is he? His Dad was a Labour peer (although that may not mean anything).
As we know, Tories get votes off poor people because they convince them that even poorer people are after what they've got
Yes the old cartoon of a rich man taking 9/10ths of a pie and telling the poor man that the destitute man wants his little slice has ever been true.
I think Peston enjoys getting exclusives out there, and why wouldn't he he's a journalist, regardless of veracity and the people who have his ear are disgruntled centrist members of the PLP.
The chances of him getting accurate figures for LP membership are close to zero as I doubt even the Labour Party have much in the way of accurate up to date figures. But they are going to be over 500,000 before you start counting Union affiliates.
No one seems to know where the Tory party membership stands between 75,000 and 150,000, and I imagine the Tories are very happy about that.
But he is a happy booster for the tiny percentage of Labour Party members who support people like Chuckles Umunna, Berger and Owen Smith.
Labour's problem is that the PLP no longer reflect the aspirations of the membership, these people need to be got rid of if they can't shut the fuck up.
For all his voting against the party, and he was proved right on nearly everything from Iraq to ASOS, Corbyn never actively went out into the media and continually briefed against the leadership.
Probably because no fucker would ever have given him a platform to do so.