The awful, shameful saga of the suspension of Wallasey CLP (constituency Labour party) drags on. After months of suspension on the basis of discredited allegations and demonstrably false smears, the CLP remains suspended.
The CLP’s executive – made up of pro-Corbyn members who, not very coincidentally, were elected just before the false allegations results in the CLP being suspended by the party’s NEC (National Executive Committee) – produced a detailed report of its own to demonstrate the falsity of the accusations against it. The response of the General Secretary? To investigate the CLP for writing it.
Now it appears that Paul Davies, the CLP’s elected vice-Chair and one of the main authors of the report – who is not the SKWAWKBOX’s source for this information – faces disciplinary hearing for writing the report and contesting the allegations, on the grounds that this constitutes
a sustained course of action that is prejudicial to the Labour Party
An ‘offence’, if upheld, that is likely to result in him being expelled from the party altogether.
If the NEC, or its regional representatives, consider that defending yourself and your CLP colleagues from slanderous and politically-motivated accusations is ‘prejudicial’, then we have ‘gone through the looking glass’ into a world where everything is backwards, nothing is as it’s meant to be and people are punished for fighting back against the unscrupulous.
More than ever, it’s clear that Labour’s credibility depends on a wholesale clear-out of seat-blockers and saboteurs at the party’s HQ and of MPs determined to act as a retardant to the party’s members and renewed vision.
The hearing takes place later this month. The SKWAWKBOX urges every Labour member and supporter to support Mr Davies and to hound every NEC member – politely – on social media/email to do the right thing and laugh this ridiculous disciplinary charge out of the room.
And then expel whomever is responsible for it – up to and including Wallasey MP Angela Eagle.
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