Whistleblowers’ bid to blackmail Labour into expelling Corbyn should come to nothing

Time for real change: Jeremy Corbyn’s only crime as Labour leader was failing to remove right-wing/’centrist’ treachery and backstabbing from the party. It stopped him winning the 2017 general election and allowed the hysteria over false anti-Semitism claims that have continued to this day. The sooner party members realise this and eject the cuckoo Keir Starmer, the better.

I use “blackmail” in the headline advisedly. This may very well be a criminal offence.

For those who are unaware, blackmail occurs when a person (or several) make a demand of another person (or indeed organisation), accompanied by the threat of a particular consequence if they don’t comply.

(For example, if a group of so-called anti-Semitism “whistleblowers” threaten the Labour Party with bankruptcy either fighting or settling legal claims, unless it expels Jeremy Corbyn.)

The intent must be to make a gain for someone (not necessarily themselves) – or a loss for someone (not necessarily their victim).

(For example, if Jeremy Corbyn loses his Labour Party membership.)

The demand must have been “unwarranted” – that is, it should not be possible to justify it reasonably, and its reinforcement with menaces should not be proper in the belief of the perpetrator.

(For example, if Jeremy Corbyn has not done anything to justify expulsion from the Labour Party – and he hasn’t – and if those making the threat are able to take legal advice showing that their demand is not proper – and they are.)

So, if the Mail‘s story is true, Labour should file a complaint of blackmail, with the police, against those people taking legal action against the party.

The party’s current leader, Keir Starmer – useless though he has been on anything relating to anti-Semitism accusations so far – should be aware of this, having been a Director of Public Prosecutions (and therefore a lawyer himself) prior to being a member of Parliament.

I note that the Mail states only that “sources close to some of the ex-party staffers” made the threat, so presumably the litigants themselves will be able to deny it.

Even if blackmail could not be proved – and I think there’s a strong case for it – the threat is unwise.

I refer you to this comment on Facebook which states: “The disloyal staffers who would be claimants in this action are claiming personal insult, hurt feelings and career damage. To make an alternative offer of accepting Jeremy Corbyn’s head on a plate would damage their case by giving the impression it was politically motivated.”

And of course they are doing their best to claim that their lawsuits are not motivated by political gain but by injury to themselves. If it could be proved that they are trying to harm left-wing influence in the Labour Party instead, then their cases would fall.

“Secondly, there is no point making such an offer if it would only pacify ‘some’ of the potential claimants.”

True – the party would still face the possibility of having to pay a fortune in compensation.

“If it satisfied them all, they would look like participants in a conspiracy to engineer a right-wing coup in their party, which is surely not the impression they would want to give.”

Again, they would be showing political motivation.

“And thirdly, Corbyn would have excellent grounds for appealing his expulsion.”

He would. If Starmer expelled him in order to avoid expensive litigation/compensation payouts, without charging him under any of the party’s disciplinary procedures, holding an investigation into those charges, and hearing the evidence at an NCC hearing – the very process other (innocent) members have had to undergo – then Starmer would have broken party rules and Labour would be vulnerable to a hugely-damaging lawsuit from Corbyn himself.

The result is that Keir Starmer is now in danger, no matter what he chooses to do.

And this is the man the Labour right – sorry, ‘centrists’ – said was the brilliant leader who would make the party electable again!

Needless to say, the situation has attracted serious amounts of scorn online:

Personally, This Writer’s favourite comment on the whole issue comes from Corbyn’s long-term friend and former Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell:

Hear, hear!

Oh, and one more thing: My own court case against Labour is still set to take place on October 2.

If I win, then Labour will be vulnerable to further court action from me.

It has been suggested that Labour is in fact extremely vulnerable because members are leaving en masse, taking their subscription money with them. I’ve seen rumours that more than 300,000 – half the membership under Corbyn – have voted with their feet. So aggressive action from a party member who has suffered genuine wrongdoing over a period of years could be crippling.

I’ll have a much stronger case than these others and I won’t be inclined to be lenient.

Source: Labour anti-Semitism whistleblowers could drop legal action if it expels former leader Jeremy Corbyn | Daily Mail Online

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11 thoughts on “Whistleblowers’ bid to blackmail Labour into expelling Corbyn should come to nothing

  1. Jeffrey davDav

    Stammer the spammer hay whot a leader not
    Corbyn had been stitched up by those who are little Tory’s in a red tie. His party supporters had the anti
    Thrown at them stopping support for a very contagious leader we had a man who would have brought justice for the many now we got a very dubious person incharge who bring party down

  2. dsbacon2017

    Now we have a new leader in Keir Starmer why try to undermine him for not being left enough? I’ve been in the Labour Pray for most of my life and think if we have an unelectable leader, it’s only sensible to appoint somebody who we can get elected. I don’t dislike Corbyn and it’s obvious to anybody that he was totally vilified by the right-wing media during the last election whilst Johnson was shown in a favourable light, if only because he jumped through various hoops by performing childish stunts. Corbyn is streets ahead of Johnson in terms of ideas, but we couldn’t and never would get him elected.

    I know the left hated Tony Blair, but given the chance, would we prefer Thatcher, or any other tory leader to Blair? All I ask is that we have a government which taxes all of us fairly and according to our means and takes the commanding heights of the economy back into public ownership, whilst having liberal and humane social policies. Not a lot to ask, is it?

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      You’ll never get it from Starmer, as we have now discovered.

      And we also know, now, that Starmer is less electable than Corbyn.

  3. SteveH

    You may have heard rumours that 300,000 members have left the party but the veracity of your sources appears to be questionable.

    At 5pm on 20/01/2020 the fully paid up membership entitled to vote stood at 552,835.
    Given that it was very widely reported that over 100,000 new/returning members joined the party in the period immediately following the 2019 GE and Jeremy’s announcement he was stepping down you can do the maths yourself to ascertain what the membership numbers had sunk to prior to the last GE.
    It was also reported by Alice Perry in her NEC report on 30/06/2020 that the membership currently stood at approximately 580,000.

    All the above are very easy to verify.

    If there has been a mass exodus, as your sources claim, then there has self evidently been an even greater influx of new members.

    Unfortunately some people appear to have have been misled by the how loud a very small but vocal minority have been shouting.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      And now we know that Labour Party membership has fallen by a huge amount and Starmer is responsible.

  4. James

    Your headline should surely have read “FAKE whistleblowers’ bid to blackmail Labour into expelling Corbyn should come to nothing”, Mike!

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I should have thought of that when I was writing it. At first I put “whistleblowers” in quotation marks, but that would have made the apostrophe hard to interpret, I think. So I left out the quote marks.

  5. thejaffer

    Where did you get this info from Mike and how can we check it? “I’ve seen rumours that more than 300,000 – half the membership under Corbyn – have voted with their feet.” Been asked the question on several sites where I’ve re-posted.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      This is why I’ve put it no higher than rumour: it was in another article on the Starmer-Corbyn-anti-semitism issue and of course I couldn’t find it when I wanted to put up the reference. We’re all waiting for official figures – and I notice that Labour seems unusually coy about it.

  6. Dan

    Perhaps Jeremy Corbyn should simply walk away and start his own party? I think Labour is beyond saving now.

    1. James

      “Perhaps Jeremy Corbyn should simply walk away and start his own party? I think Labour is beyond saving now.” I agree. And for those saying a new party will just fade away like all of the others – how about remembering 1900? A new party was created then. The Labour Party. Or ‘Labour’ Party, as it has become nowadays…

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