I was tickled by the joke that new leader of the Labour Party resembles Alec Guinness as the heroic Jedi Master who comes in from the wilderness to guide the resistance against the evil Empire. It is easy to cast George Osbourne as Darth Vadar. I am not sure who is Yoda though.
Jeremy Corbyn as Jedi Master coming in from the wilderness: pencil and charcoal and photo-shopped with glow filter.
In real life we need a strong and credible Labour Party holding the government to account and building alternative policies. Corbyn has the overwhelming support of the Labour Party but not the Members of Parliament. As ordinary voters, in or out of the Party, we need to tell all of them, leadership and backbenchers we absolutely expect them to bury their emotional differences and work together to hone credible policies that challenge the failed economic orthodoxy and support social justice.
It would be great if we could contact our MPs and tell them this. A twitter campaign might look like this:
I am an NHS consultant and LP member. I ask Labour MPs to unite for social justice and to protect the environment. #MPspleasebackCorbyn
The idea would be each of us to say who we are and, if we want, our political affiliation, and also the issues topmost in our mind, but keep the same message and hash tag. This is not a matter for Labour supporters and members only: all of us need a strong opposition functioning in parliament and now is the time for all of us to shape Labour into the party that reflects our concerns.
If anyone knows how to start a twitter campaign on these lines, now would be a good time to start.