MP’s claim of incompetence through medication made number of decisions unsafe
Labour MP Keith Vaz drew ridicule when he challenged the decision to reinstate Derby North MP Chris Williamson to the Labour whip.
Vaz was one of three-person panel who made the decision.
Vaz blamed his u-turn on being doped up on medication.
Right-wing MPs are claiming their pressure caused Labour to pause Williamson’s reinstatement pending a review by the National Executive Committee. Only Keith Vaz can answer for his own motives, but in the case of the party it is Vaz’s behaviour and not pressure from hypocritical MPs that led to the decision.
A Labour source told the SKWAWKBOX:
Legally, Keith’s actions left the party with no choice. But he made every decision the panel took that day unsafe, not just the Chris Williamson one.
If nothing else, Keith Vaz has at least underlined to Labour members the importance of the reselection process that the party initiated this week.
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