Hindsight is wonderful but -
He should have kicked McNichol and the hostile staffers out from the get-go (which could have stopped the sabotage of the 2017 election).
Having done better than expected in 2017, he should have pushed for 'open selection'. Instead he and the unions tried to appease the PLP.
He should have pushed back on 'antisemitism' and told the BoD where to shove their IHRA definition.
Above all, he should have insisted on going for a 'soft Brexit' and not have been seduced by the People's Vote nonsense (pushed by Starmer, Mcdonnell and others). Ambiguity on this was seen as a betrayal by many.
Whatever his failings, he doesn't deserve to be treated the way he has.
What should happen now (but won't):
The unions should withdraw funds from Labour and set up a new Party, coordinated with the SCG, which should declare for the new Party in Parliament.
Unfortunately, the SCG have proved themselves supine. And, the leadership of the unions are too comfortable and don't want to rock the boat and are 'looking forward to working with an incoming Labour government under Starmer'.
Labour conference supported PR. But a Labour government would not introduce this. Starmer hasn't spent the last 3 years purging the left only to create space for a genuine radical Party to his left.
We need a radical mass movement. But where's it to come from? You need clear aims which a large number of people can gather around.
I don't see it happening here - from the left.
If it happens, it will more likely come from the right.
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