‘General committee’ delegates defy ban on free speech – with no votes against
The SKWAWKBOX has chronicled the increasingly Stalinist conduct of the Labour party’s hierarchy as it threatens members in an attempt to prevent free speech and votes on its treatment of former party leader Jeremy Corbyn. The party has even sunk as far as to classify motions of solidarity as racist, chillingly telling members that it ‘will not hesitate’ to take action against anyone who dares to defy the ban.
‘General Committee’ delegates of Hall Green Constituency Labour Party (CLP), who represent the members of different Labour and union branches within the constituency, met tonight and discussed the threat from the party’s general secretary.
The sinister ‘guidance’ was noted – and then the meeting went ahead uncowed.
The delegates supported the following resolution, with no votes against and only two abstentions:
This CLP demands the immediate and unconditional restoration of the Labour parliamentary whip to Jeremy Corbyn MP.
The delegates also agreed to put the same motion to Hall Green’s next ‘all-member meeting’ for debate and vote, regardless of the party’s threats.
The recent Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report was careful to underline members’ right to free speech protected under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. In spite of their promise to implement the report in full, Starmer and Evans are engaged in an escalating war on that right.
Hall Green CLP has stood up against the assault on members’ rights and in solidarity with Jeremy Corbyn. On the same evening, Hackney South and Shoreditch members became the first to vote no confidence in Keir Starmer and general secretary David Evans.
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