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Even the BBC is publicising Labour’s victimisation of its own members

Yes: this is the only image This Site has of Ian Byrne.

The remarkable aspect of this story is not that Ian Byrne is being victimised by members of his own party, or that he is seeking advice from the police about how to deal with it – This Site and others have already covered those things.

No – the extraordinary part is that the BBC appears to have removed its blinkers and is now prepared to cover it.

The corporation’s article states:

An MP who wants to remain as a Labour candidate at the next election has said he will be “seeking guidance” from police over alleged intimidation.

West Derby MP Ian Byrne tweeted that he faced “shameful” intimidation at an event on Saturday and had blocked those “involved in this appalling behaviour”.

Mr Byrne is being challenged in the race in West Derby by Liverpool councillor Anthony Lavelle and Lancashire councillor Kimberley Whitehead, after losing a series of ballots in his local party.

In a week’s time, members of the constituency Labour Party will choose one of the three to be their candidate.

The process, which started in the summer has been described as “toxic” by Labour members.

Toxic. The fact that this is the word to which party members resort when describing the process imposed on them by their own leadership speaks volumes.

The article then focuses on an alleged incident between supporters of Byrne and those of Lavelle, when events were coincidentally (?) scheduled to take place at neighbouring venues. One has to question how that happened.

Considering the ill-feeling over this matter and the way the Labour leadership seems to be prioritising the other candidates over Byrne, it seems incongruous that this should have happened.

Who was responsible for it?

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