Left members of Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) ‘walked out’ of a virtual NEC meeting this morning. Contrary to claims by centrists, this was not merely over the issue of the election of a right-wing chair – itself a gross violation of usual procedures, as right-wing chairs were given a ‘rota’ turn during Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership – but over what members have described as ‘contempt’, the ‘cumulative effect’ of attacks and ‘gross factionalism’ by Keir Starmer toward the left, as Labour’s leader continues to give the Tories an easy ride by fanning civil war in the Labour party.
Left members are meeting this morning to prepare a joint statement on the issue, which the SKWAWKBOX hopes to bring its readers very soon.
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