A taste of his own treatment: cheerleader for Labour ‘anti-Semitism’ expulsions targeted as Islamophobe

Trevor Phillips: Prejudiced? Or the victim of a prejudicial system? Or both?

Should I be happy that Trevor Phillips has been suspended from the Labour Party over allegations that he’s an Islamophobe?

Sure, as a former head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, it casts doubt on the ability of that organisation to carry out inquiries into discrimination of any kind. Who knows who else may be prejudiced?

And as someone who has been outspoken about claims of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, the suspension casts doubt on everything he has had to say on the subject.

But then, Labour hasn’t exactly distinguished itself with its ability to tell genuine accusations from false alarms.

My own case is a perfect example; expelled from the party on the basis of false accusations, I’m taking Labour to court and expect to get a result in my favour on May 26.

So, with regard to its failure to carry out any impartial investigation, it’s arguable that Phillips had a point when he called Labour a “brutish, authoritarian cult”.

The bottom line, though, is that a man who had no problem at all with the persecution of innocent people at the hands of that cult is now to experience first-hand exactly how that “bruthish, authoritarian cult” behaves.

Innocent or guilty, I think the process will prove informative.

Source: Trevor Phillips suspended from Labour over Islamophobia allegations – BBC News

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10 Thoughts to “A taste of his own treatment: cheerleader for Labour ‘anti-Semitism’ expulsions targeted as Islamophobe”

  1. SteveH

    Some good may come of it if it exposes the nonsense of the Labour Party’s disciplinary procedures. On the one hand we have the ‘sins’ of the high profile accused splashed all over the headlines but on the other hand the individuals lower down the pecking order are surrounded by a veil of secrecy where nobody is allowed to even know the reason for their suspension and the accused are forbidden from speaking out in their own defence. For instance a friend of mine was just yesterday grumbling that he had been informed by email that a prospective local council candidate in his ward had been suspended but nobody was being told why.

  2. Jeffrey Davies

    Corbyn was a breath of fresh air but just couldn’t rid the party of trouble makers the greedie ones the blairites of the party untill they gone we see more trouble pointing out true labour persons has they point them out when it’s them who are the trouble

  3. Tony

    Meanwhile, Nick Cohen seems to prefer the BNP now to Labour!!!

    “Jews and others haunted by the legacy of fascism will not forget that it was in Labour rather than in the Conservative or British National parties that anti-Semitism flourished in the 2010s”

    The Observer, 8 March 2020.

    1. Mike Sivier

      And his comment isn’t even accurate! There’s far more anti-Semitism in the Conservatives than in Labour, and the BNP has practically imploded.

  4. Jan Brooker

    Oh, I was expecting something a bit harder hitting from you! Sayeedi Warsi ~ the former Tory party Co-Chair ~ has been good at calling out Phillips’ Islamophobia *previous* on twitter and here: https://www.dumptheguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/09/trevor-phillips-islamophobia-muslims

    1. Mike Sivier

      I was writing from a particular point of view, being that it doesn’t matter what Phillips’s beliefs really are – if he’s going through Labour’s prejudiced disciplinary system he won’t get justice.

      1. Jan Brooker

        As a former TU rep and Company Secretary of two Law Centres [Humbersiide and L8 ~ both now closed] I’ve given up on the LP’s quasi-legal processes. They quoted the Chakrabarti Report back to me in my disciplinary letters, but have failed to implement her *Natural Justice* concerns [p.21].

  5. Jan Brooker

    In penance for my critical comment, going to chip in to your fighting fund!

    1. Mike Sivier

      Thank you very much!

  6. Tony

    True, but it still exists and does reportedly make a lot of money in the form of bequests from dead members which is very worrying.

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