THERE is certainly no “peace in our time” in the Labour Party after Jeremy Corbyn’s second leadership triumph.

There is plenty of blood yet to be spilt as the party looks forward to a future of strife and splits.

Traditional Labour supporters - both of the old and new varieties - will be in despair at the tumultuous victory of Corbyn in the leadership battle.

Barring a political earthquake, Corbyn seems impregnable and must now be a racing certainty to lead the party into the next general election.

The rock-hard left have now secured a vice-like grip on the party, that is in large part due to the so-called goodwill of those Labour MPs who made Corbyn eligible to fight the leadership battle after the general election defeat last year, even though they did not support him.

I wonder whether these “morons” - their own self-description - can sleep in their beds at night now they see what they have “achieved”.

Labour heavyweights, like Lord Kinnock, who rid the party of the Militant Tendency in the 1980s, and Tony Blair, believe the party is unelectable with Corbyn at the helm.

In his acceptance speech, Corbyn barely recognised the existence of his challenger, the political nobody from Wales, Owen Smith, whose campaign was a mixture of crude insults and not much else.

And where did they find Smith? There are surely better people in the party to have taken up the challenge on Corbyn.

What about Angela Eagle, Harriet Harman or Hilary Benn to name just a few?

Now there is tentative talk of another bid to oust Corbyn next year.

But who would be willing to endure the kind of humiliation suffered by Owen Smith last weekend?

And will those who earlier this year quit Corbyn’s shadow Cabinet try to crawl back now into his favours again?

The truth is, a small band of do-gooders have landed Labour in its worst mess in its history.

l IT is unthinkable and, some would say, bordering on treachery to have lawyers grubbing around like pigs sniffing out truffles, trying to find British troops who may have committed offences against local people in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In addition how can you safely trust the word of complainants who see, after so many years, a chance of making easy money?

These ex-service personnel risked, and often gave, their lives fighting for their country.

It is intolerable that they should now, so many years later, have this sword of Damocles hanging over them. They should be left in peace.

War is war, and in the blind heat and tumult of it all, things may have happened which smug armchair critics - with the benefit of hindsight - now say should not have happened.

I am glad to see that Tony Blair has entered the fray in a bid to end what he calls, quite rightly, this “witch hunt”.

He says that the bodies making these inquiries possible should never have been set up.

It is appalling that we should ask young people to risk their lives on our behalf and then unbelievably try to discover whether they have misbehaved in the process.

To be fair, Theresa May has come out to say that she is on the side of these veterans.

She should now use her powers to stop this madness.