Cowardly Keir pays huge damages to so-called anti-Semitism whistleblowers – rather than win in court

Keir the clueless: he thinks he’s putting Jeremy Corbyn and the former Labour leadership in an impossible position; in fact, all he’s doing is boxing himself in.

It should come as no surprise that new New Labour leader Keir Starmer would rather pay hundreds of thousands of pounds to so-called anti-Semitism whistleblowers than contest their claims in court – and perhaps win.

We know that the party had received advice that it had a strong defence against the claims by a group who spoke out in last year’s Panorama documentary, Is Labour Antisemitic?

Here’s former leader Jeremy Corbyn saying as much:

Former Labour leader Mr Corbyn said the legal settlement “risks giving credibility to misleading and inaccurate allegations about action taken to tackle anti-Semitism in the Labour Party in recent years”.

He said it was a “political decision, not a legal one”.

“Our legal advice was that the party had a strong defence, and the evidence in the leaked Labour report that is now the subject of an NEC inquiry led by Martin Forde QC strengthened concerns about the role played by some of those who took part in the programme.”

He said Mr Forde must “fully address the evidence” in the “internal report” in order to “give our members the answers and justice they deserve”.

But Starmer instead decided to apologise unreservedly without contesting the claims, and to spaff hundreds of thousands of pounds of party members’ money up the wall paying off the so-called whistleblowers.

I say “so-called” because several of them are mentioned in the leaked Labour report on how the party handled anti-Semitism, which is the subject of an internal inquiry by Martin Forde QC, as mentioned by Mr Corbyn.

Will they be vindicated when that report is published? The result will show how much we can trust internal Labour reports, I expect.

One of the group was also involved in the allegations of anti-Semitism against This Writer, that led to my expulsion from the party under false pretences.

I am taking Labour to court – for breaching its contract with me in the way it handled the case – and the party will go on trial on October 2, in Bristol Civil Justice Centre. The hearing will begin at 10am.

What will Starmer’s grand gesture be worth when I win my case, I wonder?

Source: Anti-Semitism: Labour pays damages for ‘hurt’ to whistleblowers – BBC News

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6 thoughts on “Cowardly Keir pays huge damages to so-called anti-Semitism whistleblowers – rather than win in court

  1. Neville

    Labour is desperate to settle any current and future legal claims against them out of court, wasting millions of pounds of members, supporters’ and union money in the process. This will mean that they could be forced to fight future elections on the cheap. There have been rumours that Corbyn and McDonnell among others could face disciplinary action as part of Starmer’s plans of a wider purge of critical voices from the party.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      If I win my court case against the party, then – and I intend to – I shall certainly threaten proceedings against the party in that case. Then we can all have fun watching Starmer trying to ecplain the clear contradiction in appeasing both me and the party apparatchik who persecuted me.

  2. Stephen Brophy

    not surprise by this considering Keir has been bought by the B O D, anymore than i an in regards to the russia report! i certainly can’t support labour with the blairite running it into the ground!

  3. Jeffrey davDav

    Oh he’s a anti and she is oh dear the peasants are listening to much to BBC itv itv papers they all pointing out the antis but if one did his homework you’d see it was a Trojan horse to keep out Corbyn and his MPs who thought on the same lines oh dear there’s another anti

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