Treats comments over 4 day week and free broadband as attack on protected ‘belief’
Earlier this week, Skwawkbox warned that the Labour right was about to start stretching its rules to the ridiculous in order to widen its purge of left-wing members.
And today it has emerged that the party has told one member that comments about another person’s disagreement with Labour’s 2019 manifesto pledges of a four-day week and free broadband – in other words, their political opinion – is an attack on their protected ‘belief’ that brings Labour into disrepute.
Yes, you read that right.
The party has treated a political position – and a pretty daft one – as being in the same category as someone’s religious beliefs:
Discrimination on protected beliefs is a hate crime. Disagreeing with political opinions is democracy – and, in this age of right-wing politics parroted as fact by the so-called mainstream media, a duty.
As Skwawkbox warned, Labour insiders say that the driver for this new scraping through the barrel-bottom is the right’s realisation that it’s ‘proscription’ of four tiny groups is not giving them an excuse to purge as many people as they planned.
But as ever, the Labour right is nothing if not tone-deaf to its own ridiculousness. Constant protection from your mates in the ‘MSM’ will do that to you, which makes it all the more essential to make sure their absurdity is known far and wide.
And coming at the same time as the exposure of the party’s vendetta against the young chair of its official youth section led to outrage and a grovelling apology, this letter makes it clear that the Starmer-Evans regime is what is bringing Labour into disrepute.
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