Labour leadership: Left Unity ‘witch hunt’ claims – BBC News

A left-wing political party has accused Labour of a “witch hunt” against people signing up to back Jeremy Corbyn in its leadership contest.

Left Unity said Labour should be “thrilled” so many people want to join rather than focusing on “people who it thinks are too left wing”.

It comes after The Times reported “infiltration” of the contest to replace Ed Miliband by the “hard left”.

Labour says it has a “robust system” to prevent “malicious applications”.

Ballot papers have not yet been sent out in the leadership contest, which pits Mr Corbyn against Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall and Andy Burnham.

Labour says the verification process is ongoing, and has refuted claims the leadership contest is being infiltrated by those who do not support the party.

Source: Labour leadership: Left Unity ‘witch hunt’ claims – BBC News

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8 thoughts on “Labour leadership: Left Unity ‘witch hunt’ claims – BBC News

  1. Rachel Bourne

    I’ve just had a call from the Labour party asking about my allegiances to any other party(s). When I was asked why I left the Labour party I said that the Labour party left me; that they have been indistinguishable from the Tories. I appear to have been accepted as a bona fide supporter, and they must be in no doubt about where my ballot will be cast.

  2. Ian

    The only infiltrators are Blair, Mandelson and their acolytes who joined after 1995. They’re the ones who should be weeded out.

  3. Nick Fourbanks

    Do you think Jeremy Corbyn is going to make the next labour leader mike? He has grown up in very similar conditions to me and although a little older then I we are as one on how we think

    That’s not so odd as it may seem as things in some parts of London in the sixties and seventies were very steady you went to work and brought your house and help the newcomers from around the world as they arrived and looked out for them to make sure they would be successful and am proud to say most were in the boroughs we lived in

    I am from Lewisham in the south east of London which was solid and providing you chipped in and played some sort of part in society you did well work wise
    Jeremy Corbyn Islington North is much more expensive, those that lived there in reality struggled in those days, and today’s things are much worse so most lived in social housing

    I believe Jeremy Corbyn can pull this off and i know if I were fit and well, i would be with him on this journey as failure is not an option as this country is at a major tipping point in all areas of government policy’s and any failure on Jeremy Corbyn part will be catastrophic for this country and many of its people

    I have been lucky to visit many countries in the world and the uk today is by far the worse country even those countries where people have lived in a police like state have in reality done better than their siblings today who live in the uk in slum like conditions

    where their parents may not have much (Egypt/Tunisia) as a example but have made their family unit work with many working still in their sixties in the hotels and I should add to an immaculate standard of which you will not see in the uk

  4. sasson1

    Apparently, Labour have even turned down some genuine supporters, so if anything, they’re rather strict about who they will accept it seems!

    1. John Gaines

      I fear that Harman will banish any who evidence support for Corbyn, we need oversight of THOSE WHO ARE BEING EXPELLED, the neo Reich Harman’s, Cambells and Burnhams…et al, will only register pro Tory applicants.

  5. mrmarcpc

    The Blairites will use any dirty tactic they can to stop Corbyn from winning, heard that they are refusing to let Ken Loach to vote, who the hell do they think they are, bunch of fascists, proves they’re running scared of him and will try any means to scupper him winning!

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