What is very telling about today's Labour Party is that this horrid woman was allowed to join the party in the first place. She has a proven track record of anti-Semitism and Islamism, but very quickly gained prominence and a nomination for the party's West Midlands mayoral candidacy. Contrast this with the case of Femi Izawally who was today blocked from joining Labour merely because he tweeted that he wanted to further the causes of other opposition parties too. The key difference between the two individuals is that Yaqoob supports Corbyn while Femi does not.
In responding to Yaqoob's tweet, Streeting baited her with the spectre of an old enemy. When Yaqoob stood as a Respect candidate in the 2017 general election she went up against Labour's Naz Shah in Bradford West. The campaign was incredibly bitter.
"There is no future for the Labour party in Corbynism without Corbyn. The next leader of the Labour party needs to hit a big reset button and to do so loudly enough that the voters notice. That doesn’t mean that we need to jettison every policy, embrace the damaging economics of austerity or seek solace in past victories. But it does mean building transformational economic policy that people can believe in, a worldview that provides security and opportunity in turbulent times and a political culture that is open, welcoming and inclusive.
If Starmer wins the leadership election he will have a battle on his hands. Streeting will be in his corner alongside many others, but the Parliamentary Labour Party is now loaded with Corbyn loyalists and they will firmly resist any move to the centre ground.