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Corbyn reinstated. What about those Labour members suspiciously suspended for supporting him?

All smiles: Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party suspension is over. Now what about the members who stood up for him – and were suspended for doing so?

Congratulations to Jeremy Corbyn on the restoration of the Labour whip.

Not only that, but he managed to achieve this feat without backing down from his position on the EHRC’s report on anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.

You can read details on Skwawbox, where Steve Walker suggests that the result will let Keir Starmer off the hook he was hanging himself on – potentially splitting the party if he didn’t back down over Corbyn’s suspension.

But Starmer isn’t off the hook.

You see, very many people had their Labour Party memberships suspended for supporting Corbyn – right before crucial elections to the party’s ruling National Executive Committee.

The total vote counted constituted just 27 per cent of the last known number of members, compared with 68 per cent who voted in the previous NEC elections. That’s a big drop!

It has been suggested that the party has lost a large number of left-wing members who quit after Starmer’s election as leader – and whose votes were then wiped from the NEC election count.

It has also been suggested that Starmer was hoping the suspensions of those who remained to complain about his treatment of Corbyn would lead to a victory for the so-called “moderate” (right-wing) slate.

He didn’t get it.

So, now, it is possible to suggest that Corbyn has been reinstated because there is no more need for him to be suspended.

Where does that leave everybody else?

The reinstatement of Corbyn, while other party members remain suspended, fits Starmer’s modus operandi – and that of the party mechanism – perfectly.

Corbyn is a famous, high-profile party member. The others are rank-and-file members who Starmer seems to consider are interchangeable; disposable.

In this writer’s opinion, that is why Corbyn is back in and they are still out.

There is only one way for Starmer to clear his ledger – and that is for him to literally clear this ledger.

He needs to reinstate everybody his people suspended for supporting Corbyn, with no questions asked.

If he doesn’t, there will always be a shadow hanging over him, and a nasty smell of corruption.

Even if he does, it’s possible the delay means that smell won’t entirely go away.

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Starmer’s authority crumbles further as shadow minister’s CLP demands Corbyn’s reinstatement

“We are many, they are few”: they being, it seems, the pro-Starmer faction of the wider Labour Party membership. And the longer Jeremy Corbyn remains suspended as a party member, the fewer they will become.

Days after Keir Starmer’s Labour leadership repeated a demand for rank-and-file Labour members not to discuss Jeremy Corbyn’s suspension or demand its reversal, CLPs are using his own hypocrisy to attack him.

This Site pointed out the double-standard in an article two days ago.

The day after it appeared, Bristol West CLP supported a motion that highlighted the hypocritical demand. It said, in part:

A number of public figures, including but not limited to the leader of the party, the deputy leader of the party, and the Socialist Campaign Group have issued public statements on the suspension, and that the SCG has called for re-instatement, yet the general secretary has nevertheless ordered that CLPs cannot do the same.

The CLP, political home of shadow housing secretary Thangam Debbonaire, added:

This CLP resolves:

To condemn Jeremy Corbyn’s suspension and demand his reinstatement to the party.

To oppose any and all politically motivated disciplinary actions against the left by the leadership.

According to Skwawbox, right-wingers in the Bristol West Labour Party tried to pack the meeting in order to defeat the motion – or at least amend it – in what can clearly be interpreted as an attack on democracy by supporters of Keir Starmer.

It failed.

But Starmer – and his people – need to answer for their actions.

Source: Exclusive: full wording of motion passed on Monday by Shadow Cabinet minister’s CLP, condemning ‘political’ Corbyn suspension – SKWAWKBOX

Calls for Corbyn to be reinstated are proliferating – after Starmer’s Labour tried to shut them down

Keir Starmer and Jeremy Corbyn: Corbyn would have been well-advised not to turn his back on Starmer.

I wonder how well Keir Starmer thinks his clampdown on support for Jeremy Corbyn is going.

Starmer – or I should say the Labour leadership – issued notice that no party member should comment on the decision to suspend Corbyn’s membership, immediately after it was made on October 29.

(Some CLPs are ignoring the order.)

(And some party officers have flouted democratic processes to deny members the ability to vote on the matter.)

A special fast-track complaints process was put in place to ensure that party members who ignored the dictat could be reported as soon as possible – in direct contradiction of the wishes of the EHRC report that Starmer had – that very day – promised to honour.

And Labour members across the country are ignoring it.

Corbyn’s wife, Laura Alvarez, is encouraging part members to sign an open letter to Starmer, calling for his suspension to be lifted:

The web page warns that “your name and CLP will be in the public domain” – meaning anyone signing should be aware that their party membership may be at risk.

Corbyn’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell has supported a Change.org petition, simply calling for Corbyn’s reinstatement:

Zarah Sultana has also put herself in line for punishment by the Starmer regime by supporting the same petition:

Other Labour MPs are acting unilaterally. Here’s Claudia Webbe making her own appeal for Corbyn’s reinstatement – and potentially damaging her own career prospects by doing so:

And of course party members and the general public are also having their say online. For example:

The Demonisation & Suspension of Jeremy Corbyn

Meanwhile the vindictiveness of the Starmer regime seems to know no bounds:

Starmer said he did not want civil war within the Labour Party – but then, Starmer says a lot of things.

Civil war is exactly what he has caused.

And he has done it at a time when a properly-run Parliamentary opposition party would be attacking Boris Johnson’s inept government for its utter uselessness in the face of a deadly viral pandemic that is spreading uncontrollably across the UK.

Why is Starmer ignoring his duty to focus on his obsession?

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Unions unite to demand reinstatement of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour’s ratings plummet

 

Seven trade unions have jointly demanded the reinstatement of Jeremy Corbyn to the Labour Party.

Unite, CWU, FBU, TSSA, BFAWU, ASLEF and the NUM have all signed up to the demand after the party’s new general secretary, David Evans, suspended his membership over comments on the EHRC report into anti-Semitism – that Corbyn was fully entitled to make.

It seems Corbyn has been subjected to the usual treatment faced by party members accused of anti-Semitism under a right-wing general secretary: he still does not know what rule he has broken.

For more information see this article.

Meanwhile, the Labour Party’s approval ratings are plummetting, according to an opinion poll.

A snap poll by the admittedly Tory-run firm YouGov found that Starmer’s ‘favourability’ rating had dropped by seven points over the two days of the report and suspension, with Labour’s falling even further, by twelve.

Further information on that is in this article.

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Benefits restored to disabled gran who tried suicide after being told she was fit for work

The Department for Work and Pensions office in London.

A happy ending for a change – the DWP really is losing its touch.

Normally, we would be reading about benefits being restored only after the claimant has already died.

It is possible that the gran in this story was lucky because she had an MP who wasn’t a Conservative.

Of course she’s not out of the woods yet. The DWP has said she’ll be reassessed in two years, but the Department will undoubtedly do everything in its power to bring that date forward.

A disabled gran who tried to kill herself after the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) claimed she was ‘fit for work’ has finally had her benefits reinstated, after an SNP MP highlighted her case in Parliament.

The 60-year-old gran of six, who we’ve decided not to identify, was deemed well enough to work after being assessed for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) by the private firm Maximus on behalf of the DWP.

She also struggles with arthritis and has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a long-term and chronic condition that causes pain all over her body.

Her case was brought to the attention of Parliament by SNP MP Alison Thewliss, who has welcomed the U-turn, after first being reported by the Daily Record.

The disabled Gran attempted suicide by taking pills shortly after receiving a letter from the DWP informing her that she had found ‘fit for work’, following assessment by Maximus, and that her benefits would be slashed.

The family has now been informed that the disabled gran’s ESA will be reinstated and that she will not face reassessment for at least two years.

Source: Disabled gran who attempted suicide after being found ‘fit for work’ has her benefits reinstated


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