General Secretary’s progress report and new plan for dealing with prejudice received rousing reception – but media silent
The so-called ‘mainstream’ media fall over themselves to report every row in the ‘PLP’ (parliamentary Labour party). Even the rows that weren’t really rows are briefed to the ‘MSM’ by a handful of right-wing die-hards and talked up into major events in the constant effort to undermine party leader Jeremy Corbyn – and often its general secretary, Jennie Formby.
Last night, when Formby – who is battling cancer – gave a report to gathered MPs on the party’s progress in fighting racism and its new plan to accelerate its ability to deal with complaints about members’ conduct, she received a rousing standing ovation.
A standing ovation.
Labour’s processes under Formby in dealing with prejudice were already world-leading and are becoming light-years ahead of any rival. She has done more in one year than Labour did in the previous century to tackle antisemitism and other prejudice and data on the handling of antisemitism complaints testify to that progress.
Labour MP Karen Lee reported on her social media feed:
Yet the ‘MSM’ silence has been total – a Google search for the incident reveals only a SKWAWKBOX mention in an article last night – and nothing else:
You’d almost think there were ulterior motives. But for the media to ignore a tribute paid by even hostile MPs to a woman doing an outstanding job while undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer is as shameful and cowardly as it is unsurprising.
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