The headline says it all, really, but it shouldn’t need saying at all.
If your problem is too many apples, you need to decrease apples.
If your problem is too many apples, and you suggest solutions which are based on the idea that the problem is actually not having enough oranges … you’re not really going to be very successful at fixing the actual damn problem.
Let’s consider the number of Labour MPs who think if the problem is their own amateur media management of a proposal about women-only candidate shortlists (no, I’m not saying it again)
Then the solution is never make policy proposals which might get media attention.
And if the problem is people aren’t supporting Labour because they don’t think Labour has a vision, a soul, a coherent leader, etc
Then the solution is you should just support us anyway because then we’ll have support.
It’s ignoring the real problem. It’s too many apples and desperately trying to pretend that the problem is really not enough oranges. Possibly because you have no idea how to decrease your apple stock, and whenever someone outside your clique suggests “eating some fucking apples”, you accuse them of not seeing the bigger picture, engaging in identity politics, being beltway, and just trying to undermine the leader.