News of the no-confidence motion passed by Enfield North members on Thursday night in Labour MP Joan Ryan continues to reverberate through the party and around social media.
The motion itself had been modified from its original form, with reference to specific allegations of false accusations of antisemitism removed as part of moves to reinstate the motion onto the evening’s agenda after Ms Ryan’s supporters had tried to rule it out of order on grounds local members called ‘spurious’ in their complaint to Labour’s general secretary Jennie Formby.
But the SKWAWKBOX has obtained the final version of the motion that was voted on – and even in its amended form, it is hard-hitting – condemning her for “inflam[ing] trial by media” in the “hostile press“, of “smearing [Corbyn’s] character” and “acting against decency, fairness and natural justice” and more:
The motion concludes by asking the party to remove the Labour ‘whip’ from Ms Ryan and to allow an ‘open selection process’ in time for the next general election.
Joan Ryan’s allies in the council, including its leader, are also under heavy criticism from across the party’s political spectrum – and the subject of a formal party investigation – for alleged anti-democratic and discriminatory practices.
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