Outrage and exposure forces Labour into climbdown over ‘error’
Keir Starmer’s Labour has been forced into a humiliating climbdown after widespread outrage over its harassment of Young Labour chair Jess Barnard.
Barnard had been told – in a 1am email – that she was under investigation for tweets she described as ‘challenging transphobia online’. But now Labour has said the notice of investigation has been ‘rescinded’ and has apologised for the ‘hurt caused’,claiming the NOI was issued in error.
Yeah right – with the emphasis on ‘right’.
The Labour right has been targeting Barnard and Young Labour relentlessly in recent weeks for their solidarity with Palestinians and support for the Palestine Solidarity Campaign group.
outrage and pressure may have forced this climbdown, but the Starmer-Evans disenfranchisement of and war on Young Labour and on Muslims shows no other sign of abating.
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