If The Skwawkbox is right, then some of us have serious issues with Iain McNicol, never mind the fact that he is now Labour’s ex-general secretary.

The claim is that Mr McNicol refused to suspend two senior Labour figures in a West Midlands constituency, despite the fact that a string of serious allegations have been made against them about behaviour alleged to have happened over a considerable number of years.

I have no opinion about that particular matter; I don’t know enough about it.

But I do know Labour has been telling members like myself that any serious allegation is enough to justify suspension while an investigation takes place.

It only took a transparently false claim about anti-Semitic comments to suspend my membership of the party for nearly a year (so far). The two people in the West Midlands are accused of multiple serious allegations and they have been allowed to carry on as normal, we’re told.

That’s not good enough.

In case everybody has forgotten, this is the Labour Party – not the Conservatives.

There is no hierarchy beyond the organisational structures required to make the party function and everybody should be treated equally with regard to disciplinary procedures. There is no aristocracy in the Labour Party.

If Mr McNicol thought he had a special right to do as he pleased, support the corrupt, and suppress the innocent, then an investigation should be launched into his own behaviour.

My membership was suspended on suspicion; Mr McNicol should face the same treatment, until such time as this can be settled.

If anybody involved in the matters listed by Skwawkbox is reading this, please make it happen. Let’s have some justice.

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