While Corbyn is still adored by his Momentum footsoldiers and hard left MPs like Abbott and Burgon, he is not universally popular in the Parliamentary Labour Party and never has been. He was crushed by his own MPs in the 2016 vote of no confidence in his leadership. Just 40 MPs supported him, with the other 172 overwhelmingly supporting Owen Smith in the ensuing leadership election. One of them was the MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark. Neil Coyle has been a consistent critic of Corbyn and he took one last opportunity to snipe at his leader while Corbyn was at the despatch box today.
Contrast Coyle's assessment of Corbyn with that of Ian Lavery, the party chairman and Corbyn loyalist.
While Corbyn suffered a humiliating defeat in the no confidence vote of 2016, things are different now. Many of those troublesome moderates have been forced out and replaced by hard left clones. The split is more even now and that spells huge trouble for Keir Starmer if/when he wins the leadership election a week on Saturday. Half the PLP will insist he maintains the hard left ideology of the Corbyn era, while the other half will insist he drags the party back to the centre where he himself is more at home. There's going to be trouble ahead for sure.