Former Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s latest political project which calls for him to start his own party has sparked criticism with some saying it’s a sign the people don’t want him anymore.
Veteran political commentator Ian Hernon said, “Project Corbyn” proved the Islington North MP was as deluded as ever, more than a year after his crushing general election defeat to Boris Johnson.” Mr Corbyn is the founder of the Project for Peace & Justice.
A post from the official Twitter account of the project announced, “We’re over the moon. Half a million reached; tens of thousands watching much or all of our launch, £30k in small donations in one day; 36,000 supporters signed up.”
A lot of people have pledged their support for the movement, with one commenting, “Awesome! Please form a new party. 100,000 covid deaths. 120,000 austerity deaths.
“Labour has consistently sabotaged all attempts at progressive policies that would save & improve lives. How many more of us will end up dead before we realise Labour will not fight for us. Ever.” With another person adding, “That’s enough for a new party, let’s go.”
A third person got involved and said, “Peace and Justice Party to show the tory cuckoos on Labour front bench/in HoL that Socialism won’t be denied.”
We’re over the moon.
– Half a million reached
– Tens of thousands watching much or all of our launch
– £30k in small donations in one day
– 36,000 supporters signed up
— Peace and Justice Project (@corbyn_project) January 18, 2021
However, Mr Hernon, whose book, Anti-Semitism and the Left, published by Amberley last year, was highly critical of Mr Corbyn, did not share their enthusiasm, suggesting the initiative was a “vanity project and a “personality cult”.
According to Express UK, Hernon said, “Jeremy Corbyn appears to be taking lessons from the Donald Trump playbook, refusing to accept that the people don’t want him and flirting with the idea of a new party to continue his toxic legacy. Good luck with that.
“Forty years ago this week the Gang of Four broke with Labour to set up their own party, helping to keep the Tories in power for another 16 years. Corbyn could not even beat Theresa May and Boris Johnson, two of our worst PMs in modern times and handed the Tories the North’s Red Wall.
“Project Corbyn shows that he and his cronies are as deluded as ever.”
Since stepping down last year, Jeremy Corbyn hasn’t really had a smooth relationship with the party and was temporarily suspended sometime by his successor Sir Keir Starmer for comments made in the wake of the publication of an Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report into anti-Semitism last year and was later reinstated.