Sheep magazine Archive 2: issues 10-17

AlfRodchenko

Lefty online magazine: issue 10, May 2016 to issue 17, November 2016

And none of them attempt to assess why thousands turn out to hear

Corbyn in town centres. They must be the only people in political history

to see huge crowds coming into the streets to support their party and

think “We’ll ban that lot for a start”.

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So Owen Smith’s campaign insists he will continue with many of Corbyn’s

radical ideas but do it more competently. If you were cynical you might

wonder how strongly he backs Corbyn’s ideas, when the people backing

Smith most fervently are Peter Mandelson and Alastair Campbell, and

everyone else who hates everything Corbyn stands for. It is like standing

for the General Synod of the Anglican Church when your campaign

manager is Richard Dawkins.

The result is their campaign amounts to a series of unconnected

exasperated attempts to force him to stand down, by all resigning or

appealing to a High Court for the right to rig the vote, making them look

like Wile E Coyote chasing the Road Runner.

Next week, at a Corbyn rally, Stephen Kinnock will hide above him

waiting to drop an ACME piano, but the balcony he is on will collapse

and he will land on Laura Kuenssberg.

Then Tom Watson will try to shoot him through a hole in a tree, but the

gun will bend back through another hole and he will shoot himself in

the face, so he will issue a statement that this proves Corbyn must stand

down – he simply isn’t competent.

SHEEP IN THE ROAD : NUMBER 14