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Open Letter from John McDonnell to Labour Members

Draft letter to The Labour Party Members from John McDonnell


WE HAVE TO ALERT PARTY MEMBERS and supporters that the soft coup is underway. It’s planned, co-ordinated and fully resourced. It is being perpetrated by an alliance between elements in the Labour Party and the Murdoch media empire, both intent on destroying Jeremy Corbyn and all that he stands for.

The coup is not being waged up front in public but strictly behind the scenes. Having learned the lesson of the last coup attempt – that a direct attack on Jeremy and his policies will provoke a backlash from many party members – the coup perpetrators are this time round pursuing a covert strategy.

The aim of these covert coup plotters is to undermine the support Jeremy has secured among Labour Party members, and also importantly to undermine support from Labour voters. Undermining support for Jeremy from Labour voters is important to the plotters because their objective is to ensure Jeremy trails in the polls and can’t win elections…

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Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has warned Labour party members that “the soft coup is underway” against Jeremy Corbyn.
McDonnell said that the new coup was “planned, co-ordinated and fully resourced” and carried out by an alliance between party plotters and ‘the Murdoch media empire’.



The dramatic claims came in an article he wrote for left-wing newspaper Labour Briefing, which was printed last week and uploaded online on Sunday night.

The Shadow Chancellor, a close ally of the Labour leader, said that Corbyn was facing a ‘covert coup attempt’ because plotters knew that a direct attack would provoke a backlash from many party members.

“We have to alert party members and supporters that the soft coup is underway,” McDonnell wrote.

“It’s planned, co-ordinated and fully resourced. It is being perpetrated by an alliance between elements in the Labour Party and the Murdoch media empire, both intent on destroying Jeremy Corbyn and all that he stands for.”


“The aim of these covert coup plotters …

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