Debbie Abrahams: Accused – but of what, exactly?

If somebody in the Labour Party is trying to knife Debbie Abrahams in the back, I would certainly like to know why.

This Writer has always found Ms Abrahams to have been highly supportive of Vox Political‘s attempts to expose the Conservative Government’s ill-treatment of benefit claimants – particularly the sick and disabled.

Labour’s process for investigating possible breaches of party rules by members, on the other hand, is profoundly flawed. In particular, I have found that it lacks justice.

In such circumstances, until I see proof of misbehaviour, I shall support Ms Abrahams’ innocence.

It seems she is accused of bullying, by political advisors employed directly by the Labour Party – and it is the Labour Party who will investigate the allegations. Doesn’t that seem a little one-sided?

Like others who have fallen foul of Labour’s bizarre and unreasonable disciplinary procedure (such as, for example, myself), Ms Abrahams has not been told any details of the claim made against her, what happens next or when.

She had best keep her wits about her – if her case is investigated in the same way as mine, she may find herself misrepresented at every opportunity.

She has said she may take legal action over the matter, and I may well applaud her if she does. I am considering the same over the way my own case has been handled.

This is a disturbing development. Perhaps it is time someone investigated the accusers.

“Debbie Abrahams told the Daily Mirror: “I refute the allegations that have been made against me in the strongest possible terms.

“I will fight this spurious claim and do not rule out taking legal action.

“I have had no details about the complaint, who it is from, the process or timescales. I have not agreed to stand aside.”

Source: Labour’s welfare chief Debbie Abrahams forced to stand aside over bullying allegations – Mirror Online

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