Party continues to focus on those who compiled report more than behaviour it exposed
The report alleges that an array of senior staffers:
- undermined Labour’s electoral campaigns
- funnelled campaign funds into a secret ‘Ergon House’ project to pay for their own campaign priorities
- obstructed disciplinary investigations – including into complaints of antisemitism
- abused and misled fellow staff
and were involved in other misconduct.
Such conduct would normally result in suspension of membership – and employment for those still employed – pending investigation at the very least. However, the party has instead spent a large sum on forensic computer investigators – to examine the machines of the staff who ordered and compiled the report.
The name of the firm is apparently CMP – and the amount is in six figures.
Meanwhile, there has been no word of any suspensions of those mentioned in the report. Former general secretary Iain McNicol has temporarily resigned the Labour whip in the House of Lords, but appears to have done so voluntarily.
That alleged political misconduct – a party’s staff trying to promote its defeat and bring down its elected leader – is an event of historic significance, but has been almost entirely ignored by the so-called ‘mainstream’ media. It appears the party’s new leadership is keen to do the same and is instead engaged in ‘hunt the whistleblower’.
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