Vice-chair suggests national party organisation has been ‘bodysnatched by closet racists’ as he informs members of suspension and laments Starmer’s failure to confront racism during LBC appearance
Last month, the SKWAWKBOX reported that Labour members in South Thanet had ‘overwhelmingly’ passed a motion calling for the restoration of the Labour ‘whip’ to former party leader Jeremy Corbyn. The Jewish member who had proposed the motion told the SKWAWKBOX that he had moved it because:
Once again Jewish members are being used as a political football in what is a blatantly factional manoeuvre… how dare [acting general secretary David Evans] tell me what is and isn’t safe for Jewish people.
Even a war criminal like Blair didn’t attempt to stop internal debate in the party.
That attempt to ‘stop internal debate’ has continued – with the suspension of the Thanet constituency party (CLP) chair. The vice-chair (membership) of the CLP announced the news in a post on the CLP’s Facebook page:
The Chair of South Thanet LP has been suspended by the Labour Party. This follows local members agreeing collectively on a motion/statement of support for Jeremy Corbyn. The motion/statement was proposed, seconded and supported by Jewish members and referred to Mr Corbyn’s ‘proud record of fighting all forms of racism including antisemitism’.
Subsequent to this act of participative democracy the Chair of the Party was suspended. This paternalistic diktat by officials of the Party which seeks to curtail the rights of fee-paying members in an attempt to consolidate power has uncomfortably Stalinist overtones.
When one takes into account the leader of the Party’s utter failure to confront racism in a recent promotional outing on LBC then ordinary members are left wondering whether the organisation has been ‘bodysnatched’ by closet racists. The Party must immediately lift the suspension of Norman Thomas and restore full access rights to local Party officers so we may continue to fight against all forms of oppression. You know, like the Labour Party is supposed to.
Suspended for allowing member democracy in the form of a motion proposed by a Jewish member, seconded by a Jewish member and supported by Jewish members present.
The latest in the saga of twilight-zone Stalinism – or ‘Starmlinism’ – against Labour members and their elected officers – including many Jewish ones – for exercising freedom of speech that even the EHRC report said is legally-protected.
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