Strong? Just about the strongest strategic move they've taken in 2020 has been to accommodate themselves as best they know to the quickly-apparent inevitability of Starmer - trying to pour a thin layer of quick-setting cement on his left-gesturing *pledges*, despite the manifest lame hopelessness of this gambit. And there might yet be a post on that some day soon: I remain fascinated by how the thoughtful and well-intended fraction of the Corbynist project is going to evolve.
But then; instead of the next event in the grid of their leftist lives being the EHRC report on anti-semitism ... along comes the Mantel-sized blockbuster that is the leaked internal report. What an eruption!
The early responses are quite revealing.
- See, we could have won in 2017, we wuz betrayed, we wuz robbed!
- The Tories never behave like this!
- Those centrists [sic] are genuinely nasty! And from some ...
- Now we really gotta leave this horrible party!
The Tories never behave like this ... Yes, boys and girls, it's you!