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Posted on 25 August 2015 at 11:56 GMT

Boothroyd's pro-capitalist credentials

Ex right-wing Labour MP Baroness Boothroyd writes that Labour is 'galloping towards the precipice' if Jeremy Corbyn clinches the leadership contest [Sunday Times, 23 August].

Her main claim to fame is she was the first female Speaker of the House, and rabid supporter of the Kinnock-inspired witch-hunt of the Liverpool councillors in the 1980s.

This charming lady describes me slanderously and without a shred of evidence as a 'bully boy' and accuses Corbyn supporters of 'deluding a new generation' with the same extremist 'claptrap' that gripped the party 30 years ago.

Naturally she possesses impeccable credentials as an establishment apparatchik, being elected as Speaker by both Tory and Labour MPs in 1992, and currently enjoying the privileges and income of being a cross-bencher in the House of Lords.

This latest addition to the anti-Corbyn clamour provides further evidence that he is genuinely reflecting the interests of the working class.

Tony Mulhearn

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