Labour right-winger Luke ‘Lukey’ Stanger is considered one of the least pleasant pro-Israel and anti-Corbyn trolls by many on the left. His Twitter timeline is a sewer of retweets by antisemitism-troll accounts, hardline anti-Corbyn MPs and even Tory columnists like ‘Desperate’ Dan Hodges and he appears to be on very cosy terms with Simon Cobbs, who has been filmed behaving aggressively toward elderly pro-Palestinian protesters.
Stanger promoted calls over the weekend for the expulsion of left-wing journalist Aaron Bastani for daring to question whether the British Legion is doing well enough to help former armed forces members when some 13,000 veterans are homeless:
This is ironic, because at the time he retweeted Austin’s comment Stanger was and remains, according to locals in his Brighton CLP (constituency Labour party) – suspended from the Labour Party pending investigation of allegations of abusive behaviour toward fellow members, including female members.
Stanger was also recently accused – unconnected to his suspension – of ‘obsessive, fixated behaviour’ by elected Labour official Seema Chandwani and Councillor Peray Ahmet. Ms Chandwani also claimed that others had contacted her privately about similar online behaviour, while Cllr Ahmet stated that women of colour are often targeted:
Stanger responded by accusing Chandwani of ‘pursuing’ him and bullying him.
Earlier this year, Luke Stanger apologised for a racist tweet about Roma travellers:
The SKWAWKBOX contacted Luke Stanger repeatedly over a period of several days to offer him the opportunity to comment on his suspension and on other aspects of the story as it developed. He declined each time.
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