Rebecca Long-Bailey received the weasel treatment over statement after she was attacked for retweeting true article
The confirmation today of what SKWAWKBOX told readers two weeks ago – that Keir Starmer and his staff knew what Corbyn’s statement was going to say and didn’t object, then u-turned and withdrew the whip after Corbyn’s statement was issued and his suspension was lifted – has established a shameful pattern.
Corbyn’s statement was approved by ‘LOTO‘ – as Corbyn’s team has always insisted – and then Starmer weaseled on the deal, the most charitable interpretation being that he buckled under right-wing screams of outrage that their attempt to oust Corbyn from the party had hit the buffers.
And when Starmer sacked Rebecca Long-Bailey from her post as Shadow Education Secretary in June, on the pretext that she had retweeted an article – an accurate article – by actor Maxine Peake, Long-Bailey revealed that she had also agreed the content of her subsequent statement with Starmer, who then sacked her anyway once it had been safely issued:
Twice a statement has been agreed – and twice the agreement has been binned as soon as the statement was made.
Starmer’s track record, even just on this issue, is a scandal.
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