Complete lack of self-awareness among MPs as dire as it is unsurprising
Around thirty Labour peers and sixty MPs have signed a letter, with no discernible trace of irony, demanding that Jeremy Corbyn show ‘leadership’ by overturning yesterday’s barrister-led decision to re-admit Derby North MP Chris Williamson into the party after his suspension since February.
Many of those same MPs are the same who screamed foul when the Murdoch press has misleadingly claimed Corbyn or his aides interfered in disciplinary issues.
Their message seems to be that political interference is fine, as long as they agree with the outcome.
The MPs are also referring to calls for an independent body to adjudicate Labour disciplinary issues – yet are outraged by a decision reached because of the advice of independent barristers.
Those same independent barristers presumably judged that Williamson had done nothing antisemitic, since that was the conclusion of the 3-person panel – a panel with an anti-Corbyn majority.
Are we to take it that, like political interference, independence is only acceptable if it reaches the desired result?
These MPs – very few surprises among them – shame and expose themselves.
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