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.
So, umm, Starmer sticks out his chin and declares “the members agree with me on Corbyn’s suspension”
He THEN makes sure the members cannot express their opinion
Obviously mainstream media report the first but not the second
This is the kind of stuff that dictators get up too https://t.co/ISf8LMQ3nF
— Tom London (@TomLondon6) November 3, 2020
(Some CLPs are ignoring the order.)
Exclusive: Blyth Valley CLP passes motion demanding Corbyn’s reinstatement – and condemning ‘political stupidity’ of suspension – SKWAWKBOXhttps://t.co/YPIXBR18KE
— Samuel Miller (@Hephaestus7) November 3, 2020
(And some party officers have flouted democratic processes to deny members the ability to vote on the matter.)
Yes but they say *they* don’t want a Civil War…
Seems, perhaps, that only total removal & silencing of the “enemy” (that is us, folks) is acceptable to them
The Left’s Achilles heel, I am beginning to think, has been being too trusting, too nice https://t.co/qMZdHhCrz1
— Tom London (@TomLondon6) November 2, 2020
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:
Labour members, Please sign this letter to Keir Starmer supporting the lifting of Jeremy's suspension. https://t.co/PNeYKJDPez. Please also RT. Thank you.
— Laura Alvarez (@LauraAlvarezJC) November 3, 2020
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:
— John McDonnell MP (@johnmcdonnellMP) November 3, 2020
Zarah Sultana has also put herself in line for punishment by the Starmer regime by supporting the same petition:
Jeremy has always stood with us. We must stand with him.
— Zarah Sultana MP (@zarahsultana) November 3, 2020
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:
You stood for party leadership on the vision, the values and the policies developed under Jeremy Corbyn
You stood for party unity, the time to unite is now
Please work with the entire Labour movement to cooperate with and support the reinstatement of Jeremy Corbyn
— Claudia Webbe MP (@ClaudiaWebbe) November 3, 2020
And of course party members and the general public are also having their say online. For example:
Meanwhile the vindictiveness of the Starmer regime seems to know no bounds:
Apparently Jeremy Corbyn has been ordered to remove the word “Labour” from his Twitter bio.
It was still there when I last checked, and he’ll still be more Labour than you’ll ever be, Sir Keir.
— Rachael Swindon #WeAreCorbyn (@Rachael_Swindon) November 3, 2020
Corbyn ordered to remove Labour from his twitter profile? I'd put it in capitals boss, send Keith Stalin a message wouldn't it…
— Damo #WeAreCorbyn (@Cornish_Damo) November 3, 2020
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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