Keir Starmer is mistaken – it isn’t Labour’s LEFT wing tying the party up pointlessly over Jeremy Corbyn

Clueless Keir: Starmer’s latest ultimatum to the majority of Labour Party members – calling for them to abandon demands for Jeremy Corbyn’s reinstatement – is pointless. The party’s own rule book upholds their demand and he should try reading it.

Right-wing Labour leader Keir Starmer demonstrated his own lack of judgement by suggesting that left-wingers in the party threatening legal action over Jeremy Corbyn’s suspension would tangle it up so badly that it would be unable to win an election.

And he made it worse by releasing his claim through the hard-right Daily Mail:

‘I don’t think anybody wants to see yet more legal cases. I want to see the Labour Party focused on campaigning to win elections,’ he said.

‘We have got a massive set of elections next May, we have got a general election in 2024. We absolutely have to be focused on that.

‘So I don’t want to see any Labour Party money or time tied up with yet more legal cases.’

The only possible answer to that is: then why did Starmer’s general secretary, David Evans, suspend Corbyn’s membership illegally?

As has been thoroughly explained by now, Corbyn was suspended for a response to the EHRC report, in which he agreed with the report’s very clear finding that the amount of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party had been exaggerated by those making complaints.

The report also upheld Corbyn’s right to make such a comment, even if it caused upset.

(And let us all remember that just because a statement upsets some people, that does not prevent it from being true.)

More rational minds than Starmer’s have pointed out the obvious hole in his argument:

Oh, and here’s one more pertinent point: the appointment of new general secretary David Evans has not taken place in accordance with party rules and he is therefore not properly authorised to suspend anybody’s membership at all:

It seems clear that Starmer should have read the Labour Rule Book before making wild claims about it.

Then again, it could be argued that he should have read the EHRC report before claiming that he would follow its recommendations – and then shredding them.

And as for not wanting to see any Labour time or money tied up in court cases, it may be a little early for This Writer to say too much, but… we’ll see about that.

Source: Keir Starmer warns Corbynistas not to ‘tie up’ Labour in legal battle over Jeremy Corbyn suspension | Daily Mail Online

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6 thoughts on “Keir Starmer is mistaken – it isn’t Labour’s LEFT wing tying the party up pointlessly over Jeremy Corbyn

  1. Stu

    Judging others by his own standards perhaps?
    Wasn’t it him and his right-wing colleagues who did exactly what he’s accusing the left of and lost the last election?

    Note the threatening Tory-like tone he takes rather than offering a genuine olive branch !

    Labour needs Corbyn now more than ever to save it from self destruction.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      There’s an interesting report out that might just shed some light on Labour’s election loss…

  2. Jeffrey Davies

    Stammer the spammer hasn’t a leg to stand on
    Him and the rest of the blairites need deselection rid us of these greedie parasites

  3. Martyn Meacham

    Starmer and the rest of the backstabbing cronies should have no place in the Labour party. Starmer must resign, so he can move to Israel.

  4. lawrencesroberts

    Starmer is part of the problem. He doesn’t have the skills to unite the Party. He will be happy to serve this term, loose the next election and retire shortly after with a super pension. Then becoming an elder and revered ex statesman. But this epoch

  5. Zippi

    I say, again; I have never liked this person and trust him even less. Remember what he said about Black £ives Matter and his comments on racism? I saw him coming! When I said that I’d sooner vote Conservative… at least you know what the Conservatives are about. You get what you pay for, This guy is a Kinder Surprise that I’d rather not have.
    Remember that I told you, way back and that’s why I left the Party. I’d rather give my money to the homeless.

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