By Daniel Margrain
Having mounted sustained attacks on Jeremy Corbyn for the direction he is taking the party, the Blairite factions aim of undermining him further in the wake of the much anticipated release of the Chilcot report, were paradoxically undermined because of it. With grass-roots membership of the party set to increase to an estimated 600,000, Corbyn currently heads the biggest movement of the left in Europe.
In what the right within the PLP hoped would be one last concerted push to depose Corbyn in the run-up to the release of the Chilcot report, is a strategy that has, in reality, failed resulting in the increased isolation of the those who attempted the coup. Almost without exception, each of these Blairites had either abstained or voted in favour of war which, as the findings of Chilcot have implied, is as toxic as the former leader they supported.
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