How many Labour members will follow this councillor’s example – and demand refunds?

Labour now has an existential problem.

More than half a million members have heard that party staff spent years working to stop the party from winning at elections, and to foment distrust by – for example – failing to do anything about anti-Semitism.

They have been told that the party they joined – and into which they paid subscriptions – has been actively working against their wishes.

And over the last week, they have seen the new leader of that party doing his very best to protect the perpetrators of this monumental betrayal.

So it seems likely that many of them – huge numbers, in fact – will follow the example of Sarah-Jane McDonough and demand the return of the subscriptions they rightly feel were taken under false pretences.

If enough of them do that – and many may band together to demand it through the courts if the party tries to deny them what they want – Labour will run out of money and cease to function.

So Keir Starmer is likely to be facing a choice – either now or in the near future.

He can make explicitly public efforts to clean up the Labour Party – or he can learn to live with being the disgraced leader who killed the Party of the People. It’s up to him.

A Labour councillor is demanding that the party fully refunds all her membership fees and donations following the revelation that senior HQ staff conspired to sabotage Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.

Stevenage councillor Sarah-Jane McDonough has written to request a refund of payments from May 2015 to the present day on the grounds that they were taken “fraudulently.”

Her letter was sent after an internal Labour report, titled The Work of the Labour Party’s Governance and Legal Unit in Relation to Antisemitism, 2014-2019, was leaked last weekend.

Management and staff on the right of the party were found to have used abusive language in WhatsApp chats to disparage Mr Corbyn and his supporters, along with other left-wing MPs and party employees.

The culprits also boasted of doing no work for months and conspiring to sabotage election campaigns and Labour’s attempts to deal with anti-semitism complaints.

Source: Labour councillor demands refund from party after leaked report exposed sabotage of Corbyn | Morning Star

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5 thoughts on “How many Labour members will follow this councillor’s example – and demand refunds?

  1. Grey Swans

    Dear Vox Political, I have already left membership. Can I still get a refund of membership fees from 2015, or at least 2017 2018 and 2019, as right wing Labour threw the 2017 and 2019 elections?

    1. Phil HJ

      Likewise, Grey Swans. I left in January over the BoD issue, although I still get emails but see no reason why not. What they did was nothing less than fraud by taking members’ money under false pretenses. Had I known what was going on at the time, I would have left then. What I want to know is where to send the demand. Any ideas?

  2. Jill Darbyshire

    Would love to. Cancelled my membership as I see Starmer as another Blair, just Tory light.

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