Perhaps they were naive to stay on so long, but at least they had a logical red line and the guts to honour it. Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Labour Party is utterly cowed.
Not everybody on the Opposition benches seems to think that the Russians might have been set up.
Corbyn claims he failed to spot any sign of the anti-semitism which was allegedly rife in the Palestine Live group – though McDonnell has a different version of events.
Like the Model T Ford, only somewhat less innovative, the Labour Party is now offering any kind of Left you want, as long as it’s Hard.
His new position is so ‘have your cake and eat it’ that at one point he even said the word “cake” by accident in the middle of his speech.
The Labour leader’s refusal to join in the fun about Matt reveals a sobering reality.
The latest attempt by the Opposition to fudge their policy runs counter to all Corbyn’s stated principles.
Labour’s recent track record is eye-wateringly poor, but is clearly not enough to endear minority voters to the Conservatives.
Throughout the Cold War there were many good people on the Left who held to what was right. Then there were people like Corbyn and Milne.
The sight of left-wing students lecturing white working class men about the shame they ought to feel for their ‘privilege’ is unlikely to win many votes.
The phrase is widely attributed to Jacob Rees-Mogg. But a senior Labour politician got there first…
Scores of senior councillors argue that the central party’s attempts to dictate council policies are “an affront to the basic principles of democracy”.
There are electoral opportunities in binding whole groups to a party based on collective identity – but what happens when those groups come into conflict?
Lansman and co hope to gain even more power, members and clout – if they can keep a grip on their own operation.
Even the hard Left now admit that the claim that people are happy to pay more is hollow. Their answer? Harness the politics of envy and division.