Oh dear - things aren't going at all well for Corbyn. The Syria strike issue would, in more competent hands, have seen May in trouble - but the Labour front bench messed it up.
And now the old antisemitism charge just won't go away. From the Times (£):
Labour’s antisemitism row intensified yesterday as three of the party’s Jewish MPs received standing ovations in the Commons after attacking its handling of the issue.
Jewish leaders also said they would boycott a meeting next week with Jeremy Corbyn after it emerged that a hard-left group which denies that Labour has a problem with antisemitism had also been invited. In an emotionally charged debate, Labour backbenchers lined up to highlight the growth of antisemitism claims under Mr Corbyn’s leadership.
Dame Margaret Hodge, 73, the veteran Labour MP for Barking and the daughter of Jewish refugees, told the Commons that she felt like “an outsider in the party I have been a member of for 50 years”. After describing seeing a battered suitcase bearing her uncle’s initials during a visit to Auschwitz, she said: “I have never felt as nervous and frightened as I feel today at being a Jew. It feels that my party has given permission for antisemitism to go unchallenged.” Dame Margaret finished her speech to a standing ovation.
The same reception greeted Luciana Berger, the Labour member for Liverpool Wavertree, who said that antisemitism had become “more commonplace, is more conspicuous and is more corrosive” in the party. “That’s why I have no words for the people who purport to be both members and supporters of our party, who use that hashtag JC4PM [Jeremy Corbyn for prime minister], who attacked me in recent weeks for my comments; they attacked me for speaking at the rally against antisemitism . . . who say I should be deselected.”
Ruth Smeeth, the Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent North, was also applauded after reading a sample of antisemitic abuse she had received on social media, including “hang yourself you vile treacherous Zionist Tory filth, you’re a cancer of humanity” and “first job for Jeremy Corbyn tomorrow, expel the Zionist hag bitch Ruth Smeeth”.
In a highly pointed gesture, Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, chose to sit on the back benches between Ms Berger and Ms Smeeth rather than in his usual position on the front bench beside Mr Corbyn...
Meanwhile Jane Dipple, one of the signatories to that letter from "forty senior academics" in the Guardian - Stop Jeremy Corbyn’s trial by media over antisemitism - has had her history of antisemitic posts on social media exposed. Here's the HuffPo article.
She specialises in zombie culture. Don't miss the seminal "Rocking with the Undead: How Zombies Infected the Psychobilly Subculture".