Oh my goodness, 300,000 people have infiltrated the Labour party just so they can vote for Andy Burham, no, hang on that should be Liz Kendall.
It's bizarre isn't it, I can't think of a single thing that Andy Burnham has said or done that would make me want to join the Labour Party. More than that, I can't think of Andy think Andy Burnham has done, although I think he was sort of in charge of the NHS, or a junior Minister then shadow Minister for Health.
Usually, I have little sympathy for people who claim not to know who politicians are, I mean how hard is it in the age of the internet and 24 hour news ?
Anyway, back to the main point, it's not Andy Burnham, or Liz Kendall, its Jeremy Corbyn. Apparently, according to some in the Labour Party, the Labour Party has been infiltrated by hard left Trotskyists and they are going to determine the outcome of the Labour Leadership Election.
Now thanks to their new leadership election system about 600,000 are entitled to vote to select the Labour Leader. All these voters can cast 2nd and third preferences, so for Jeremy Corbyn to win he needs the support of around half those who vote, that is potentially 300,000 people,
Now if there really were 300,000 Trotskyists in the UK, they wouldn't have to join the Labour Party, they would already be the largest political party in the UK. The reality is that Trotskyists number a few thousand, not ten or hundreds of thousands.
The alarming thing is that it shows that Labour MPs don't understand the appeal of Jeremy Corbyn. just as they don't understand the appeal of UKIP.