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"A house divided cannot stand, and the Labour Party doesn’t seem to know what it stands for under Starmer’s leadership."
"The decision in October to suspend #Corbyn resulted in a damaging backlash, with left-wing members energised by #Corbyn’s leadership and vision
for a fairer Britain deciding to cut up their membership cards. By continuing to withhold the whip from #Corbyn, #Starmer is entrenching division in #Labour. It no longer feels like a place for people who share Corbyn’s values of eradicating poverty and inequality,
and creating a country for the many, not the few. Factionalism abounds and it seems clear to many that #Starmer’s purpose is to purge the party of left-leaning elements, rather than holding the #Tory government to account.
and creating a country for the many, not the few.
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Bristol Labour members will be protesting against a “corruption of democracy” in their party on Friday 25 June at 11am.
One of the protesters, Esther #Giles, said: “Since November 2020 #Bristol North West local #Labour party has been paralysed by its own unelected regional officials. This is nothing less than a corruption of #democracy.”
In theory the Bristol North West Labour party is supposed to be run by its elected officers, but in practice, it’s claimed, they have been prevented from operating independently.
Esther, the secretary of the local party, said: “The party chair
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Praying for defeat: Labour insiders accused of wrecking #Corbyn campaign in leaked report…
The #Labour Party has launched an “urgent investigation” into a leaked internal report on antisemitism, which has revealed evidence of factionalism and alleged sabotage that took place during Jeremy #Corbyn's four-year tenure as party leader.
The 860-page report found evidence of a “hyper-factional atmosphere” at the party’s headquarters with regards to #Corbyn, who was replaced by former shadow Brexit secretary Keir #Starmer as party leader earlier this month.
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The killing of Jeremy Corbyn
Peter Oborne and David Hearst

The former Labour leader was the victim of a carefully planned and brutally executed political assassination
Former Labour Leader Jeremy #Corbyn (Reuters)
Throughout his parliamentary career, the mild mannered, infuriatingly calm Jeremy Corbyn has never failed to excite strong emotions.
For his enemies, he will go down as one of Labour’s worst leaders.
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Maureen Parkin
I had never heard of Batley and Spen until the murder of Jo Cox.
Now with a by election pending there, I have been inundated with emails asking me to help out with the canvassing for the Labour candidate, Kim #Leadbeater.
Batley and Spen is 33 miles away
from my city. Although I have been a #LP activist in the past, I have never before been asked to canvass outside of my own constituency.
Now, almost every day I get emails pleading for help with canvassing, from:
Kim #Leadbeater herself,
#Team Labour ( three times)
#Yorkshire and #Humber Labour
Holly #Lynch ( Political leader in this by-election)
York Labour asking me to accompany #York MP who was also going there to canvass.
(I wonder how many more MPs will be descending on #Batley and #Spen?)
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That Leaked Labour Party Report:… - via:@CraigMurrayOrg
That Leaked Labour Party Report

I have now read my way through all 851 pages of the suppressed and leaked Labour Party report on its handling of anti-semitism complaints. It is an important document, that is fundamental to understanding
major turning point in UK history, where Northern European social democracy failed to re-establish itself in the UK.
If whoever leaked the document still has access to the vast amount of original source material on which it is based, this is documentation of immense historical
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In May 2020 Keir ##Starmer asked the barrister Martin #Forde to investigate an explosive leaked Labour Party report which included outrageous allegations of racism, hyper-factionalism and even electoral sabotage by party officials.
It also seemed to show how the #Corbyn leadership tried to appease the right, leading for example to the expulsion of Jackie Walker and the resignations of Chris Williamson and Ken Livingstone.
But over a year later the Forde Inquiry still hasn’t reported.
Many people believe #Forde’s findings are being suppressed because the party’s leadership wants to bury the truth.
But we’re not going to let that happen.
That’s why we’re holding the “Not The Forde Inquiry”,
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Trickett tables Early Day Motion against Tories' disastrous NHS White Paper - tell your MP to sign… via @skwawkbox
Back bench MP continues to show party leader what opposition looks like
Labour MP Jon #Trickett has again shown Labour ‘leader’ Keir #Starmer what opposition looks like. While front-benchers have said little about – or even welcomed – the Tories’ plans
to complete the privatisation of the #NHS, the #Yorkshire back-bencher has tabled an Early Day Motion highlighting the damage the ‘#NHS White Paper’ will do and demanding a u-turn.
The motion reads:
That this House expresses dismay at the Govt’s White Paper,
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The Labour Party disgusts me in this respect. Everything they seem to say or do is about supporting the #Israeli Apartheid State on the occupied West Bank.
Apparently the term ‘#Zionist’ is now an antisemitic term.
Statements like ‘just because you were once the victims of a horrific genocide and part of the Holocaust does not give you the right to become the perpetrators in #Palestine.’
Israel under UN CHARTER that dates back to the six day War in 1968
(I was ten years old when the Israelis sent their tanks in) must allow Palestinians to return to their original homelands. Say this and you will be called an antisemite and expelled from #Labour.
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Britain’s #Political #Media Corruption: A Coalition of the Guilty – Byline Times…
From #Leveson to #Brexit, phone-hacking to #CambridgeAnalytica, Peter Jukes sees a consistent theme – parties on the run from the rule of law. And how Dominic #Cummings could end the cycle of corruption

During the current furore over leaks from Number 10,
and the apparent internecine warfare between Boris #Johnson and his former senior advisor Dominic #Cummings, one piece of information emerged which, if true, does a lot to explain the current febrile state of British politics.
According to Caroline Wheeler and Gabriel Pogrund
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By Angela:
I'm fed up with reading that Mr #Corbyn was a weak Leader! Compared to #Starmer, I have to laugh. It took a strong Leader to change the Dynamics of the Party for the better, whilst at the same time maintain his objectives against a barrage of non support.
It took a strong Leader to reach out to people left broken with Agendas that havent helped those people that he took the brunt of... It took a strong Leader to rise above the spurious #msm, and a strong Leader to battle the #skullduggery.
It took a strong Leader to hold the #Government to account, and to get evil #Policies reversed, win By #Elections, challenge the #Opposition, and increase #Public support, which he did at his Rallies. That strong Leader achieved unity in a short time.
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From #Leveson to #Brexit, phone-hacking to Cambridge Analytica,
Peter Jukes sees a consistent theme – parties on the run from the rule of law. And how Dominic #Cummings could end the cycle of corruption
During the current furore over leaks from Number 10, and the apparent internecine warfare between Boris Johnson and his former senior advisor Dominic Cummings, one piece of information emerged which, if true, does a lot to explain the current febrile state of British politics.
According to Caroline Wheeler and Gabriel Pogrund in The Sunday Times, #Cummings has feared arrest for the past three years “since details emerged of irregular spending during the #Brexit referendum”. Cummings is not alone in this fear of the rule of law
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Keir Starmer has declared that Nicola Sturgeon should resign IF it’s found that she breached Ministerial code.
But where is the consistency? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
When Boris Johnson broke Ministerial code in 2020 (amongst other breaches) by admitting his Brexit plan broke the law, Starmer
did NOT call on him to resign. When Priti Patel was found to have broken Ministerial code over bullying her own staff, #Starmer did NOT call on her to resign.
Even when Health Secretary Matt #Hancock was ruled to have ‘acted unlawfully’ by a High Court Judge, with regard to the
delay in making the shady details of #Covid contracts with friends and party donors public, Keir Starmer did NOT call on him to resign - in fact he supported Hancock (!)
saying he should not resign over it.
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It is my conclusion that Keir #Starmer is neither capable nor fit to lead the #Labour party.
If Labour wants to win the next general election, whenever that may be, we must prioritise replacing him.
I am a clause one socialist, that means my sole objective is to campaign for Labour to win power. We cannot win with Starmer, so we have no choice but to replace him.
Starmer's poor polling can't be blamed on vaccine success but for his vacuousness (Total lack of ideas, meaning, or substance: barrenness, blankness, emptiness, hollowness, inanity, vacancy, vacuity).
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Roland Laycock
Labour Party leader, Sir Keir #Starmer, has been severely censured by the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers. Starmer resigned from the society when he was appointed DPP in 2008.
But he has now been banned from the Society of Socialist Lawyers because he is “demonstrably not a socialist”.
In a direct challenge to the govt, the academic board of University College London (UCL), which is the university’s highest academic authority,
has overwhelmingly voted to retract and replace the IHRA working definition of anti-Semitism.
Gavin Williamson has threatened to cut funding to universities that do not adopt the #IHRA’s discredited working definition.
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Adrian Wait
There is a very schismatic chasm within the Democrat Socialist Labour Party - Namely that the Right-wing are no longer Democratic #Socialists or truly representative of a #'Labour Party.
The careerist, Gravy-train riders now support the status quo as witnessed by the sabotage to the 2017 election.
Their self-serving, careerism and allegiance to outside masters including 'Progress' aka #Mandelsons marauders... serving Two Masters - and not the people.
Their treachery condemned 1.8m foodbank users/14.6m living in poverty to SEVEN more years of the #Tory Regime.
The depth of their careerism, commitment to their gravytrain and support for the status quo abandons any opportunity of reconciliation.
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1/ This article is everything wrong with @BBCNews and shows why much of its output is propaganda, not journalism. Awful. Going to use this thread to pick it apart piece by piece. It will take a while, so sorry for the gap between posts… #JeremyCorbyn.
2/ The article - as is usual for the BBC - centres entirely around opinion in the "Westminster village", assuming what a small circle of MPs think is representative of the party and country as a whole. It's the world according to whoever @bbclaurak chose to have coffee with.
3/ This statement goes uncontested: "We're now getting to a position where on the polls we're about even, so that's a step in the right direction." This is false. In the past months, Labour had at points been level with the Tories but it is now consistently 3-4pts behind
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Greens move into third in the polls as Labour left move out It comes amid signs that Sir Keir #Starmer is looking to park his tank on the #Tories' lawn.

Jack Peat by Jack Peat February 8, 2021in Politics
The Green Party has moved ahead of the Liberal Democrats into third place in the polls amid signs that the #Labour left could be deserting the party.

New Ipsos MORI research for the Evening Standard shows the party lead by Jonathan Bartley and Siân Berry has picked up
three percentage points from Sir Keir #Starmer’s Labour, which has been accused of parroting the #Tories of late in a bid to win back Red Wall seats.

This weekend a leaked email from Claire Ainsley, #Starmer’s director of policy,
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How sadly this all reflects on the country.
The Labour Party, who only fifteen months ago looked to ambitious programs of reform and renewal, and wished only to discuss the issues, now depends on an assumption that the population are so stupid
that they will vote for anyone who dresses up as John Bull, and now treat issues like a side-detail unless they can be used for cheap point-scoring? & still #Starmer and his cronies do not seem to realise that this means they are offering nothing the Tories do not already offer.
So why not just keep voting for the Tories?
Many are bound to ask
This is exactly why Jeremy #Corbyn emerged back in 2015 – because all the centrist candidates for Labour leader were saying exactly the same things as each other, & only #Corbyn offered anything more than #Toryism
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Leaked plans revealed that the Labour party leadership are seeking to 'rebrand' the party along 'patriotic' lines. With Starmer's approval ratings falling, the right think that cloaking themselves in Union flag bunting will win back the 'red wall'. [A THREAD]

Image: @guardian Image
As we have explained, this flag-waving rhetoric is doomed to fail: "Rather than lulling ‘Red Wall’ voters back to Labour, it plays straight into the hands of [the Tories], who will have no qualms about pulling politics even further to the right." #Starmer…
What's the logical conclusion of this reheated Blairism? "The result will not be to gain the Labour Party votes, but to embolden nationalists and xenophobes, leading to a ramping up of attacks on migrants, of racism, and of imperialist military adventures." Image
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Mollie Collins
We have lost the @labour Party and need to be both pragmatic and political. The Labour Party itself has suffered from the nearly five years of smears by the PLP, BBC, MSM of Jeremy Corbyn and thousands of his socialist supporters.
The staff of the Labour Party are essentially Blairites and no mean trick escapes their evil machinations against the socialist ideology and its supporters.
This is about voters, their false consciousness and the power used by both the Tory party and #Starmer’s labour
to ensure we do not ever again have a socialist govt
So let’s be clever. Not a socialist party but a System Change Party or an alliance for System Change with the Green Party to enable thousands of Eco #Socialists to find a home,
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The Daily Politik

2nd Dose of #Vaccine Controversy**
Baroness Betty Boothroyd, former Speaker of the House of Commons has spoken out about politician’s crazy new plan to delay the second dose of the #Covid vaccine for three months after the first dose is administered...
and she pulled no punches!
Tony #Blair advocated for this approach in the media two weeks ago, and it has since been adopted by the #govt, with support from Boris #Johnson, Nigel #Farage, and as of yesterday, Labour leader Keir #Starmer.
Boothroyd makes clear that neither developer of EITHER of the vaccines available in the UK, recommend delaying the second dose. As Boothroyd points out, Pfizer even say the first dose of vaccine is not effective protection after more than 21 days have lapsed between the first
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Revealed: The links between #Tory MPs and the people profiting from #NHS privatisation
Rich privateers with their eyes on our National Health Service donate to #Conservative MPs.

The Register of Members’ Financial Interests 2019-21
The Register reveals that many #Tory MPs have direct investments in firms profiting from private healthcare. Others have received donations The consequences are clear The govt used its massive majority in Parliament to vote against protecting the #NHS in international trade deals
. Former Tory PM, John Major, who introduced private finance initiatives, said that under Boris #Johnson and Michael #Gove: “The NHS is about as safe … as a pet hamster would be with a hungry python.”
What is the N.H.S?
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Caroline Tipler
This is the most astonishing talk I have ever heard a politician give- it is exquisite, forensic, heartfelt. I was entranced at every point.

As it reaches the last few minutes I actually welled up with gratitude at his understanding of what we face
You know we often get a post/comment saying `if you listen/read one thing today make it this` and usually that pretty much guarantees that I will scroll on by.
HA, well, more fool you if you don`t listen to THIS video - and I will grovel at your feet if you come back at me
having listened and tell me I owe you 10 minutes of your life back.
Howard Beckett, NEC representative of Unite the Union, berates Keir #Starmer for attacking Jeremy #Corbyn during a time of national crisis
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