The SKWAWKBOX has learned that Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) plans to ban members from bringing phones into meetings, after recent issues with some members briefing to hostile media – including outright false claims about arguments and topics discussed.
The NEC also intends to end the practice of absentee members dialling in remotely to participate in meetings, following the illicit recording and subsequent leaking and media misrepresentation of comments by veteran NEC member Peter Willsman by someone who was dialling into the meeting.
After recent abusive manoeuvres by the Labour right, the move will broadly be welcomed.
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