How did Keir Starmer’s team think this was going to help?
The start to another week and yet another letter from the Labour Party. I am instructed not to disclose the matter raised though I am allowed to consult the Samaritans. Whilst I am grateful for the suggestion I think probably my solicitor is more appropriate at this time.
— Pamela Fitzpatrick (@PamelaFitzNWC) August 31, 2021
Pamela Fitzpatrick is the former Labour general secretary candidate who is in danger of being expelled from the party because she gave an interview to Socialist Appeal, more than a year ago.
Socialist Appeal has since been proscribed, meaning none of its members can be members of the Labour Party.
Apparently the reason for the proscription was that Socialist Appeal js a political organisation other than an official Labour group or another unit of the party.
On that basis, I look forward to seeing proscription decisions against Labour To Win, Unite (or indeed any trade union), the Jewish Labour Movement and any number of other organisations that have affiliated with or otherwise supported Labour over the years.
As grounds for excluding an organisation from the Labour community, it is utter nonsense.
And people are realising that, if Keir Starmer and his mob are concentrating on attacking members of their own party, they’re giving the government – against whom Labour is supposed to be the official Opposition – carte blanche to do anything it wants.
I’m sorry but how are we meant to unite with the Labour right “to get rid of the Tories” when the Labour right are going to war with us – the left – instead of the Tories?
— Jess🌹 #BLM (@Jessthelefty) August 30, 2021
And the “guilt by association” aspect – used to such effect (at least in party disciplinary circles) has already worn too thin for Labour to expect anybody to give it any credibility now:
Who in their right mind would want to join a party that auto expels you for talking to someone 5 years ago who just got expelled…that is what it is coming down to now. Ridiculous expulsions for ridiculous reasons. #StarmerMustGo
— Jen Wood – est optimum simpliciter (@unojen_wood) August 31, 2021
In fact, let’s be honest: people aren’t putting up with it any more.
Where This Writer, four years ago, was willing to give the disciplinary process the benefit of the doubt and let it run its course, people like Pamela Fitzpatrick have seen what happened to me (and many others), and won’t be railroaded the same way.
She has put Keir Starmer on notice that if his party continues to push for her to be excluded, she’ll take court action against him.
And she’s not alone:
— Brian Precious #BDS #GTTO #Rebeccalongbailey (@brian_precious) August 29, 2021
If I wasn’t so busy paying for a court case against Rachel Riley, I’d contribute. As it is, I would certainly encourage anybody facing this persecution to band together and hand Labour its posterior on a plate.
Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.
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