The more I read about Labour's 'restructuring' today the more my jaw is dropping.

There has been NO consultation with staff and unions, no examination of alternative measures (reducing hours), no examination of changing office space.

This is not a party for 'labour' (1/3)
Labour, in the middle of a pandemic, is treating its own staff like dirt while saying they are better than the Tories on workers rights to public. The evidence is entirely clear that they aren't.

When you vote for right wingers this is what happens. (2/3)
I find it incredible that David Evans will be voted in as party's general secretary at conference. If this was any other workplace Labour would be calling those involved rogue bosses to national press.

There's a very real chance this is beginning of end for party (3/3).

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19 Jul
I understand this gentleman not only used to be a labour councillor, but used to work for Labour chief whip Alan Campbell.

I didn’t think people like this existed until I used Twitter. Horrific.
The idea such a person would be a councillor is chilling to be honest. His timeline is littered with hate.
a "good friend" of Labour chief whip @alancampbellmp

In his own words.
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4 Jul
Good policy. When Corbyn announced similar it created an unhinged feeding frenzy among Labour MPs and centrist commentators. Thread 👇🏽
“Corbyn is going full Trump”

Will this gentleman say the same today? 🤔
This marked Labour turning into a ‘red UKIP’ lamented talented method actor and alt centrist Eddie Marsan. Is it different with Sir Keir, Eddie? I hope so.
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28 Jun
You have a former member of the far right at Byline whose schtick was driving division. Byline proceeded to post a video this weekend calling someone a Galloway supporter, insinuating they were part of the campaign, without even going to Galloway for comment. Shame on you.
Byline proceeded to retweet a range of Labour politicians retweeting the video, making the same assertion, without checking the facts.

Liberals like to think they are defending the truth, but this was a crystal clear case of political communications, not impartial journalism.
It was the exact same play as this gentleman before he recanted his former politics. Find the issue, divide and to hell with the truth.

Unlike Peter Jukes I have no dog in this fight.
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25 Jun
“Our mission will be successful the minute Keir Starmer has a leadership challenge”

What I found in Batley & Spen was a crumbling Labour vote, broad support for George Galloway & the beginning of organised efforts to stand candidates against Labour.…
The Galloway campaign has 3 campaign centres, (I’m told) 10 organisers and is better resourced than either Labour or the Tories. His election agent told me last week he thinks there are “no circumstances” under which Labour can retain the constituency.…
The idea Galloway has pulled the wool over the eyes of constituents really doesn’t get the anger people have in being taken for granted. What I found was voters, of all colours & creeds, under no illusions about *any* politicians.…
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25 May
In the name of ‘anti racism’ Cambridge University Labour club have expelled a BAME student from their executive for disagreeing with the IHRA definition of antisemitism.

Kenneth Stern, the definition’s lead author, wrote ‘it was never intended to be a campus hate speech code’.
Stuff like this is why I, and others, tried to make arguments against it. The IHRA, used as it now is, curtails criticism of Israel and its government.

The fact someone is expelled from an executive for even questioning something?

Puritanism of the worst kind.
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25 May
Starmer is now *21pts* behind Boris Johnson in Best Prime Minister polling.

In December 2019, Jeremy Corbyn was 13pts behind Johnson.

A brilliant article from @LeftieStats - Labour’s biggest problem is its leader.…
Things started to go dramatically wrong for Starmer, and Labour, late last year. The party’s old policies aren’t the problem.
This feels right from @LeftieStats

As members leave you suspect another centrist would replace Starmer as leader anyway. He deserves the chance to lead Labour into the next GE. But going on last 6 months it won’t be pretty....💀
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