Corbyn team’s elegant ‘payback’ for election-night HQ lock-out

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As the SKWAWKBOX exclusively revealed on Friday, right-leaning Labour HQ staff got ahead of themselves on General Election polling day.

Believing their own propaganda about electoral disaster for Labour and assuming a coup could be launched the following day, they deactivated the door passes and email addresses of Jeremy Corbyn’s team – who then arrived that evening as news of Labour’s surge began to crystallise, to find they couldn’t get into the building.

Labour’s gains in the election put egg all over the face of those responsible for this prideful idiocy and lamentable lack of connection with what was going on at the grassroots.

The hubris of the move ought to be astonishing, but sadly is not. A clear-out at Labour’s HQ is long overdue, to bring the Labour bureaucracy into line with the party’s vision and membership.

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The Southside building that houses Labour’s HQ

But those recalcitrant, over-eager staffers are already paying a price for their ‘premature attackulation’ – thanks to some impressive sang froid by Jeremy Corbyn and his team.

A senior Labour source told the SKWAWKBOX:

Jeremy’s team don’t even know whether the access cards or email addresses have been restored – they haven’t bothered checking. They’ve been using their parliamentary emails instead for some time now. It’s more secure – and if a meeting with Southside is necessary, they make them come to Westminster.

So, humiliation isn’t the only cost to the HQ plotters for their rash action and ‘echo-chamber’ insularity. They’re also now having to trail half a mile along Victoria Street for every meeting with Corbyn or his team, like naughty schoolchildren along the corridor to the headmaster’s office.

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13 responses to “Corbyn team’s elegant ‘payback’ for election-night HQ lock-out

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  3. This also raises questions about the recruitment policy Iain McNicol is running at Labour HQ.

    It can’t merely be coinicidence that so many Labour staff are right wing. It also isn’t credible that people who are employed by Iain McNicol to work for Labour suddenly turn right wing after their induction.

    It seems more likely that the HR department at Labour HQ, which reports to McNicol, is operating a discriminatory recruitment programme which is knowingly and intentionally colluding with the right wing of the Labour Party to fill roles with pre-determined candidates.

    That would of course be illegal.

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  4. I’d love to see Corbyn go all ‘CJ’ off Reggie Perrin when the rats have to traipse to his office.

    *Knocks on door*

    “One-two-three-four,
    Keep ’em waiting at the door,
    Five-six-seven-eight,
    Always pays to make ’em wait,
    Nine-ten-eleven-twelve
    Come!”

    And the delayed whoopie-cushion chair’d just top it off 😀

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  5. So why doesn’t Jeremy fire McNicol and all the recalcitrant staff?
    Is it right that Labour Party members are paying for these vermin?
    Sack the lot of them!

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    • Because he can’t, in fact *nobody* can sack McNichol under the current rules (thanks Blair!) and he’s there until he stands down voluntarily or there’s a challenge at conference.

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      • The Labour Party Rule Book 2017 contains the following statement:-
        Clause II.
        Procedural rules for elections for national officers of the Party
        4. Election of General Secretary
        A. The General Secretary shall be elected by Party conference on the recommendation of the NEC and shall be an ex-officio member of Party conference. S/he shall devote her or his whole time to the work of the Party and shall not be eligible to act as a parliamentary candidate. S/he shall remain in office so long as her/his work gives satisfaction to the NEC and Party conference. Should a vacancy in the office occur, for whatever reason, between Party conferences, the NEC shall have full power to fill the vacancy subject to the approval of Party conference. [Pages 14 – 15].
        NOTE: ‘S/he shall remain in office so long as her/his work gives satisfaction to the NEC and Party conference.’
        This means any CLP could submit a motion to the Annual Party Conference, calling for the removal of McNicol on the basis that his work has not given satisfaction to the Party Conference and that the NEC should rule on his conduct similarly and remove him from the post of Labour Party General Secretary.
        He can be removed!
        Any CLP up for this?

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  6. Jeremy can’t fire McNicol because he is employed by the NEC… and after the shenanigans at the last Conference, the NEC is still finely balanced between Corbyn and anti-Corbyn supporters. Whilst McNicol retains the support of GMB, he is safe.

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