John Woodcock is still – allegedly – a Labour MP. But he has been reported to the Parliamentary whips by his own constituency party, apparently over his opposition to party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s handling of the Salisbury poisoning affair.
He has also earned harsh criticism for supporting fellow MP Ruth Smeeth in her unjustified persecution of anti-racism activist Marc Wadsworth with a fake claim of anti-Semitism which shockingly led to Mr Wadsworth being expelled from Labour by the party’s National Constitutional Committee.
Amber Rudd has screwed up big time, no question. And there is now clearly a significant question mark over her competence. But Labour has more common ground with her than so many of her potential successors – we should be careful what we wish for.
— John Woodcock (@JWoodcockMP) April 27, 2018
For the record: Labour has no common ground with any member of the Conservative government. Anybody making such a suggestion, even if they are an MP, is acting against the interests of the party. In effect, they are advocating support for political opponents, which is an expulsion offence.
Mr Woodcock’s ill-advised outburst has achieved exactly the response it deserved:
The Labour Party I know & belong to has NO “common ground” with anyone who would preside over, promote, implement or enforce policies which have inflicted inhumane treatment on its citizens, denied them medical treatment, imprisoned them & deported them https://t.co/TtI9jk5Yn0
— Peter Stefanovic (@PeterStefanovi2) April 28, 2018
What a disgrace of a tweet. Amber Rudd is 300 votes away from a Labour MP which Hastings so desperately needs, we don’t need to be “careful what we wish for” when we say #RuddOut https://t.co/y2k3biAAvy
— Lara McNeill (@lara_eleanor) April 27, 2018
How can labour have more in common with Rudd, which labour are you referring to? Please clarify because I cannot for the life of me see Corbyn's labour having anything in common with a nationalist Xenophobia immigration policy and then lie about it.
— Norma Ferrie (@NormaFerrie) April 27, 2018
You have brought the Labour Party into disrepute with that tweet. You think Labour has common ground with Rudd when she has presided over unlawful deportations of British citizens, loss of livelihoods, denial of healthcare, welfare etc? Do you understand what has been going on?
— Summer #NHSLove (@cutanddried) April 27, 2018
He has more in common with Rudd than his own party leader! Time to cross the floor Woodcock.
— Angela Kelly (@A_Kelly43) April 28, 2018
Ah a centrist who is happy to accept a far right regime as the consequences don't affect him. Imagine my surprise.
— Jamie Canavan 🌹 (@JamieCanavan) April 28, 2018
Yup, nailed it. this is how these self identifying 'centrist' extremists facilitate the right. Given the choice, they do this every time.
— NickHSoc (@nickurat) April 28, 2018
Exactly so. Agree totally. Bugger those who have been deported by this woman & her boss. "It doesn't affect me, just move along nothing to see here!" Sickening.
— Annie W–B (@xpressanny) April 28, 2018
All of these people make good points.
But Mr Woodcock remains a Labour MP.
Isn’t it time for the National Executive Committee and NCC to do their job and – if he won’t resign – expel him?
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