Labour MP Margaret Hodge is determined to remove Jeremy Corbyn from his position as leader of Labour. Usually, she has vocalised her opposition in the form of accusations of anti-Semitism aimed at him and his supporters, including a verbal attack face-to-face with Corbyn inside the House of Commons within deliberate earshot of journalists after a debate on the Tories’ Brexit bill yesterday.
In other news, if Corbyn or a like-minded colleague of his is Labour’s leader when the party wins an election then the party’s plans for tackling tax avoidance will have a significant effect on the behaviour of companies like, for example, Stemcor that pays tax equal to 0.01% of its profits. Stemcor is registered on the notorious tax-dodging island of Jersey. Coincidently, Margaret Hodge has over a million pounds worth of shares in Stemcor, which was founded by her father and is run by her brother, shares that routinely pay “dividends” of over £50,000 per annum to her.
Thus, she does have a very good reason to fear the consequences of a Corbyn-led Labour government.