Labour confirms intention to abolish undemocratic second chamber
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed Labour’s intention to abolish the House of Lords, the unelected ‘second chamber’ of Parliament.
The announcement comes as a small group of barons and earls have publicly rejected Labour democracy by attacking Corbyn, who has confirmed his mandate no fewer than three times – in the 2015 and 2016 leadership elections and during the ‘Corbyn surge’ of the 2017 general election.
Today Lord Harris called for Corbyn to resign, presumably considering his opinion more important than the hundreds of thousands of Labour members who cheered the Labour leader at the Durham Miners’ Gala just last weekend – and more important than the millions who voted for his leadership in 2017. This is elitism at its most blatant.
Jeremy Corbyn has a 42-year record of fighting antisemitism in at least 50 occasions and a catalogue of firm evidence to prove it. Hundreds of prominent Jewish citizens have testified in print to it – along with a group of leading rabbis.
Today the SKWAWKBOX revealed that former general secretary Lord McNicol was responsible for the so-called ‘gagging orders’ on staff that Blairites and the media have attempted to blame on his successor Jennie Formby. While McNicol signed off on non-disclosure orders and his staff was allowing antisemitism cases to pile up – and even destroying evidence – Formby has been putting in place new systems to make Labour’s processes to fight bigotry the strongest of any political party.
Jennie Formby has done more to tackle antisemitism in one year than Lord McNicol of Kilbride did in eight:
Antisemitism exists in the Labour party among its membership and its supporters, just as it exists in society. Labour will crush the evil of antisemitism in the party and in society. Under Jennie Formby, the party is working ceaselessly to update its mechanisms and further measures will be announced will soon to take Labour’s processes even further ahead of any party or charity in the country.
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