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May 2020. The #LabourLeaks Report says Sam Matthews ran a project to secretly divert funds to MPs who were his allies. He suggested that he should be paid extra for his work on this, mentioning that he left £100,000 in the budget. 1/24 🧵 novaramedia.com/2020/05/19/did…
2. The Panorama investigation into Labour’s #Antisemitism broadcast on July 2019, but did the senior Labour party figures who gave interviews mislead viewers by blaming their own failures on Corbyn’s team? We compared the BBC investigation to evidence in the #LabourLeaks report. Image
3. Allegation that members of Labour’s senior management team “Openly worked against the aims and objectives of the leadership and the party’s core objective of winning elections” – offers evidence that casts doubt on some of the claims by Whistleblowers on the Panorama programme Image
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Emilie Oldknow OBE, former Executive Director for the party, who was named in the #LabourLeaks report that was distributed to the media and online last year, has lost her court bid to force Labour to identify those who leaked the document. #StarmerOut labourlist.org/2021/03/ex-sta…
The judge, Justice Tipples, today dismissed the application by Emilie Oldknow OBE – a Labour executive director until 2018 – saying it “smacks of a fishing expedition”, and granting it would have risked innocent parties being identified. #LabourLeaks #StarmerOut
Oldknow’s barrister William Bennett QC said Labour ought to pay its own costs, or they should be reserved as Oldknow will have to make a further application. But the judge ordered Oldknow to pay Labour’s costs. #LabourLeaks #StarmerOut
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What the Guardian failed to point out to readers is that Emilie Oldknow is Keir Starmer's Shadow Health Secretary Jon Ashworth’s wife, constituting New Labour Royalty after Gordon Brown and his wife attended their wedding in 2010. #LabourLeaks #StarmerOut web.archive.org/web/2021022218… Image
A Labour Shadow Cabinet members wife taking the party to court is a little awkward but only in the Ashworth household could taking the Labour Party to court not be the most treacherous anti-Jeremy Corbyn act of the last couple of years. #LabourLeaks #StarmerOut Image
YouTube has recordings of Jonathan Ashworth giving a ''Candid'' appraisal of Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party’s chances in the 2019 Election. He is asked by a 'Friend' “If he got in would he be as bad as I suspect?”. First tape 1 Minute. #LabourLeaks Image
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Founded in 1996 by Paul Richards, Liam Byrne and Derek Draper, the former aide to Peter Mandelson. Progress has received more than 122 times more funding than any other members' association within the Labour Party. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progress_…
Progress was founded in 1996 to support the New Labour leadership of Tony Blair. It is seen as being on the right of the party. The British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association has given Progress £57,000. #LabourLeaks #StarmerOut
GMB General Secretary Paul Kenny led calls at the 2012 Labour conference for Progress to be "Effectively outlawed as part of the Labour Party." In 2013, Len McCluskey claimed Progress was manipulating the selection procedures for Labour parliamentary candidates.
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Starmer is turning to the Blairite Prince of Darkness himself for advice on strategy.

The other architects of the Privatising and Warmongering New Labour project, Alistair Campbell and Gordon Brown, are also reportedly in regular contact too. #LabourLeaks counterfire.org/articles/opini…
A couple of weeks ago, a marketing team commissioned by Labour recommended that Keir Starmer wrap himself in the Union flag and wear even smarter suits as the best means to reboot his ailing leadership of the party. #LabourLeaks #StarmerOut
Turning to a man who personified the 90s zeitgeist of spin over substance & New Labour’s infatuation with the corporate world is just the latest indicator - Starmer is utterly incapable of providing the type of robust challenge to the Tories that the country is crying out for.
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Sep 2020. Owen Jones reported to Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) after private Labour staffer messages were published in his book. A source told the JC: ''There seems to be lots of questions for Owen to answer.''. #StarmerOut #LabourLeaks thejc.com/news/uk/owen-j…
The JC understands that the ICO has received a complaint after extracts of 'This Land', the journalist’s analysis of the state of the British left after the defeat of Jeremy Corbyn, were published by the online publication Vice. #StarmerOut #LabourLeaks
Was he aware that he has quoted from messages in his book that are not in the leaked report?

“How did he obtain them in the first place? Are we now talking about an entirely different leak of messages?” #LabourLeaks
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Below are excerpts from (ex adviser to @johnmcdonnellMP) @JoeRRyle's blog with some of his submissions to the #FordeReport.
As with the #LabourLeaks report, it's hard to reconcile its contents with the media's characterisation of events
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Full article:
opendemocracy.net/en/opendemocra…
From the off Corbyn had suspicions [about how helpful party officials would be] but the extent of the plots against him went beyond anything that could be expected
It was Lab HQ's job to set up LOTO's and McDonnell's offices, but in Corbyn and McDonnell’s offices there were:
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* No handover notes
* Computers had gone missing
* Only ancient computers prone to crashing left, some without screens
* Offices not properly set up
* Desks without chairs

A lot more went on than was revealed in the #LabourLeaks report
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An influential Labour group, which has Croydon North MP Steve Reed OBE among its directors, is under investigation by the Electoral Commission after failing to declare more than £800,000 in donations within the time required by law #StarmerOut #LabourLeaks insidecroydon.com/2021/02/20/mp-…
There are “Multiple” potential breaches of electoral law by Labour Together, an organisation with close links Sir Keir Starmer. Steve Reed, a former deputy chair of the Blairite Progress party-within-the-party, is one of five current directors of Labour Together. #StarmerOut
A former managing director of Labour Together is Morgan McSweeney, who is now Sir Keir’s chief of staff. Steve Reed, despite representing part of a borough where its Labour council has gone bust, is the communities and local government spokesperson in Starmer’s shadow cabinet.
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May 2020. Kier Starmer’s appointments to the Forde panel questions their ‘Independence’. One shared anti-Corbyn message another opposed the left in the 1980s and was a leading figure in opposition to Labour’s Black sections. #LabourLeaks #StarmerOut
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Panel member Baroness Wilcox, a firm supporter of Starmer for the Labour leadership, endorsed anti-Corbyn comments made by former GS Iain McNicol – one of the supposed targets of the investigation. #LabourLeaks #StarmerOut
Tribune editor Ronan Burtenshaw said that Larry Whitty, another member of the Forde panel, opposed the left in the 1980s and was a leading figure in opposition to Labour’s black sections. #LabourLeaks #StarmerOut
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After the Labour leaks report, it was tempting to think the centrists' game was up - the cat was out of the bag, their lies and viciousness had finally been exposed. But they have the media and the establishment on their side - truth counts for little
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We need to keep reminding ourselves what happened. They knew it was all lies but if the media repeated them constantly, they would become the truth
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BBC Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis retweeted a thread that all but described Corbyn as a Nazi:

"Goodbye Jeremy Corbyn. They said you don’t have an antisemitic bone in your body. That may be true, but your brain is full of it...[etc.]"
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Whatever happened to ''Remain''?. Starmer used the “People’s Vote” to jockey for Labour’s Leadership. It helped the party crash in the 2019 election AND gave him the chance to become leader. Job done. Israeli, Spies and Dark Money. #StarmerOut 22 Tweet🧵morningstaronline.co.uk/article/f/now-…
2. Lots of people have rightly tried to figure out who funded the right-wing Brexit campaigns, calling unknown funding “Dark Money” — but there were dark money millions in “People’s Vote” campaign too. #StarmerOut #LabourLeaks
3. One, Best for Britain director Stephen Peel (launched 2017, to stop Brexit and continue the UK's membership of the EU) put £342,000 into the campaign.

Peel is a private equity millionaire & director of a private intelligence firm called NSO Group, which his fund partly owns.
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🚨TODAY-Nobody Told You? The Birdman case some suspended for years. Several never been told what they are suspended for. You may agree that is pretty basic requirement which was put to Master Lisa Ann Sullivan QC today in court 1/7 #LabourLeaks #StarmerOut gavinljohnston.wixsite.com/theartoftheact…
2/7. Today saw the first preliminary hearing for Neslen and others vs Evans, a key Labour left court case seeking to serve justice for eleven victims of unlawful Labour Party disciplinary procedures. #LabourLeaks #StarmerOut Image
3/7. Master Sullivan found in favor of the claimants on all accounts where the matter of joining the cases and some other preliminary hearings over minor matters which would have doubled the court time required at least, demanded the Labour Party pay claimants costs of £25,000
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Coincidence?, Labour Together is under investigation by the Electoral Commission. A Director involved funded Lord Ian Austin & others. Austin & others were involved with 'Mainstream'. Mainstream Network are being investigated #StarmerOut #LabourLeaks 1/7🧵 opendemocracy.net/en/dark-money-…
2/7. A group fronted by former Labour MP Ian Austin spent more than £134,000. Mainstream UK, which hired PR firm Public First, ran polls as well as Facebook ads targeting Labour. Its last post was on election day #LabourLeaks

They did not return any spending declaration at all.
3/7. All involved were anti-Corbyn. There are other connections too. Some of the names have been mentioned in multiple investigations, ( SFFN, CCDH etc ) they include past and present Company Directors of Labour Together and others👇. #Labourleaks #StarmerOut
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Lord Waheed Alli gave Sir Keir Starmer £100,000, he worked with David Cameron at Carlton Communications and as part of Tony Blair’s election team. He co-founded Shine Limited with Elisabeth Murdoch daughter of Rupert Murdoch. #StarmerOut #LabourLeaks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shine_TV
2011. Elisabeth Murdoch to join board of News Corp after £415m buyout of Shine
Shine Television's founder will have similar status in her father's company to her brother James Murdoch when deal is complete. #LabourLeaks web.archive.org/web/2016042211…
Elisabeth & Rupert.
As well as Keir Starmer & the Labour Party Alli has donated directly to anti - Corbyn MP's Jess Phillips, Owen Smith, Angela Eagle and Liz Kendall. Lord Alli's TV production company Silvergate Media sold to Sony Pictures Television in a £148million deal standard.co.uk/business/meet-…
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A death threat, another confession, Board of Deputies, Tony Blair, James O'Brien, Mark Regev, Spy Shai Masot, Spy Assaf Kaplan, Unit 8200, Campaign Against Antisemitism, Keir Starmer, Trevor Chinn, Tories and Netanyahu. 23 Tweets🧵4 videos. #LabourLeaks #StarmerOut #ChickenCoup
In 2019 the former President of the Board of Deputies called for Jeremy Corbyn to be '‘Sacrificed’'. Then in 2020 Israel lobbyist, Joe Glasman delighted. We “Slaughtered” Jeremy Corbyn “The Beast is Slain”. 2 Videos. #LabourLeaks thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/0…
Lionel Kopelowitz, of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, appeared at a BOD meeting to congratulate departing president Jonathan Arkush on a letter he had written about antisemitism in the Labour Party – and to call for Corbyn to be ‘Sacrificed’.
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Wow, Morgan McSweeney again, Rachel Riley, SFFN, Center for Countering Digital Hate, Imran Ahmed, JLM, BoD, Angela Eagle, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Lisa Nandy, Steve Reed, Jon Cruddas, Trevor Chinn, Martin Taylor, Lord Ian Austin and Mark Lewis. #LabourLeaks #StarmerOut 24 tweet🧵
Morgan McSweeney, Keir Starmer’s chief of staff, launched the organisation that now runs SFFN.
The CEO Imran Ahmed worked closely with a number of Labour figures involved in the campaign to remove Jeremy as leader.

Rachel Riley is listed as patron. thecanary.co/investigation/…
SFFN claims that it has been “a project of the Center For Countering Digital Hate” since 4 May 2020. The relationship between the two organisations, however, appears to date back far longer. And crucially, CCDH is linked to a number of figures on the Labour right. #LabourLeaks
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Former managing director of Labour Together is Morgan McSweeney, Keir Starmer's chief of staff. Companies House records for Labour Together show HE was secretary from July 2017 to April 2020, when Starmer became leader. McSweeney is friends with Anne Marie Waters. #LabourLeaks
JAN 2020; We can reveal that far-right extremist group For Britain has deployed an activist in Scotland to try to develop links among serving and retired forces personnel.

Our probe also revealed soldiers with links to Nazi thugs’ group Combat 18. #LabourLeaks #StarmerOut
Far-right activist sent to Scotland to infiltrate army as veterans targeted by race hate group. An investigation has discovered For Britain – headed by ­Islamophobe Anne Marie Waters – has targeted the Forces. #LabourLeaks #StarmerOut dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-…
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Recall is used to describe a process where the electorate in an area can trigger a special election to remove an elected representative before the end of their term. A recall procedure was introduced in the UK in 2015. #LabourLeaks #ChickenCoup #LFI commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-brief…
A recall procedure was introduced in the UK in 2015. It only applies to Members of Parliament and was a response to the MPs’ expenses scandal that occurred in the run up to the 2010 General Election. #LabourLeaks #ChickenCoup
MPs can be recalled only under certain circumstances:

1. If they are convicted in the UK of an offence and sentenced or ordered to be imprisoned or detained and all appeals have been exhausted (and the sentence does not lead to automatic disqualification from being an MP)
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#ChickenCoup There are plenty of confessions including one from a Labour front bencher, an ex Labour MP, a Labor Israel MP, an executive of JLM, spies etc, including video, audio and transcripts plus the 851 page #LabourLeaks report, just waiting for the Forde Inquiry Report.🧵👇
Front bencher Jon Ashworth “No because we f***ed it up; we f***ed it up in 2016 when we went too early. People like me were internally saying ‘this isn’t the right moment’ but I got kind of ignored, we went too early.” #LabourLeaks #ChickenCoup #StarmerOut
Joan Ryan became infamous in 2017, when an undercover Al Jazeera investigation exposed her close relationship with the Israeli embassy, shows Ryan fabricating a charge of anti-Semitism against a Labour member who challenged her anti-Palestinian stance.
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Ian Austin and Public First, a PR firm run by friends of Johnson aide Cummings until July 2019. Ex-Tory, anti-Corbyn attack ads, won't say who funded them
@TheCanaryUK @skwawkbox @TheMendozaWoman @evolvepolitics @novaramedia @DoubleDownNews
#LabourLeaks mirror.co.uk/news/politics/…
EXCLUSIVE Conservative activist Jennifer Powers insisted she spent money on Facebook and Instagram ads attacking Labour's housing policies because she had an "amateur interest" mirror.co.uk/news/politics/…
A lobbyist with close links to the Conservative Party spent almost £65,000 on anti-Jeremy Corbyn and anti-Labour attack ads from a third party campaign group during the 2019 election campaign, new figures have revealed. #LabourLeaks #ChickenCoup
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They want war, death = profit to them. Israel has stolen the Golan Heights from Syria and given the only oil drilling license to Murdoch's Genie Energy, an international crime but easily forgotten if you overthrow Syria's leader and install a puppet regime atomicinsights.com/why-havent-maj…
Why haven’t major U.S. and UK news outlets discussed the implications of Genie Energy’s potentially huge oil discovery in the Golan Heights?. The discovery might contain enough OIL and GAS to supply Israel’s annual demand for many decades. #StarmerOut
Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney had served as an adviser to Genie. In a profile published by Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Genie CEO Jonas was described as one of the primary campaign supporters and U.S. allies of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. #StarmerOut
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1/4 Private Eye states that Emilie Oldknow (Jon Ashworth wife) is the client - The lawyer Mark Lewis is applying for a court order against the Labour Party on behalf of a client to get them to divulge who is was who leaked the antisemitism report last April, so they can be sued
2/4 Emilie Oldknow is one of Gordon Brown's ''Gordon's Girls''. The infamous Emilie Oldknow was Keir Starmer's preferred choice for Labour's General Secretary. Shocking and offensive statements are attributed to her.#StarmerOut #LabourLeaks #FordeReport
3/4 Legal action is to be taken over the whistleblower who leaked #LabourLeaks. Notably it would protect the Labour Party from facing action itself, provided the party did not sanction the leak. #StarmerOut #FordeReport thejc.com/news/uk/labour…
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Jess Phillips is funded by a Luxury Property Developer behind a number of controversial schemes. The register of financial interests lists a donation totaling £6,000 from Court Consultants. Plus a £8,000 a year sideline from the Tories. #LabourLeaks vice.com/en/article/xgq…
Jess Phillips MP’s office is funded by a property developer criticised for not including enough affordable housing in his tower blocks. #LabourLeaks
Court Consultants is controlled by Birmingham property developer Anthony McCourt. He is a longstanding financial backer of Jess Phillips. In 2017, Anthony McCourt also gave £3,000 to Phillips to help with the running of her local Labour party.
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A former extremist finds himself in bed with a new set of extremists as links between US money and UK-based think tank emerge.
Maajid Nawaz built a career off his conversion away from extremism towards moderation. The pendulum probably swung a bit too far. trtworld.com/magazine/maaji…
A former extremist finds himself in bed with a new set of extremists as links between US money and UK think tank emerge. Now researchers say that they have found that the same donors funneling money to the likes of US President Donald Trump have been sending millions to Nawaz.
The UK-based human rights organisation, Cage, which aims to empower communities impacted by the War on Terror, was not surprised at the finding when TRT World asked them for comment. #StarmerOut #LabourLeaks #FordeReport
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