Pretext for sacking will be pro-Corbyn tweet but reality is far different
Rebecca Long-Bailey has been sacked after a massive internal row over the Labour leadership’s support for Boris Johnson’s back-to-school push – after a doubling of school infections followed even Johnson’s abortive plan to push children and teachers back into the classroom.
Howard Beckett, whose union Unite had warned both the Tories and Labour that it was too soon, tweeted the new figures:
The pretext for Long-Bailey’s sacking will be her supportive tweet about a pro-Corbyn article by actor Maxine Peake – but the SKWAWKBOX can reveal that, according to sources inside the party, a huge row over Labour’s support Johnson’s recklessness was the real trigger for the sacking.
Long-Bailey qualified her tweet not long after putting it out, but a Labour source told SKWAWKBOX, before news of the sacking, that ‘RLB is in trouble – and it’s not the tweet that’s the issue’, before outlining the major argument that was the real reason.
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