Supporters of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the London borough of Islington – and there are a lot of them, with Corbyn taking almost two-thirds of the vote in the last general election – have taken out a large, paid advert in tomorrow’s edition of the Islington Tribune declaring ‘Hands off our MP’ and publicising a major event next week to support him against the politically-driven actions by the party’s hierarchy.
The event and its quarter-page ad, run jointly with unions, expresses their shock and dismay at the conduct of Keir Starmer and their solidarity with Corbyn:
Starmer has disregarded the EHRC report’s clear statement that Corbyn has a legally-protected right to make the comments he made on the morning the report was released, as well as the EHRC’s ban on ‘political interference’ in disciplinary outcomes – and the Labour leader broke every rule in the parliamentary Labour rulebook in the way he carried out his plan.
The executive officers of Islington North Labour have also published an open letter in support of their MP and calling out Starmer’s betrayals of his promises during the party’s leadership campaign.
The online event takes place next Wednesday at 7pm. Tickets can be booked for free here.
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