Investigation into Kate Osborne for tweet ‘showing solidarity’ with colleague binned after one hour – as the party again backs down under legal threat
The Labour machine’s war on left members has already plumbed the depths of sinister ridiculousness on countless occasions, most notably recently in the 1am email to Young Labour chair Jess Barnard for ‘challenging transphobia’, which it later ‘rescinded‘ after widespread outcry and a threat from Barnard’s legal team.
But it reached a new low today when north-east MP Kate Osborne was issued with a ‘notice of investigation’ – for simply putting out a ‘Twitter post showing solidarity with Rebecca Long-Bailey’. Long-Bailey was sacked from her position as Shadow Education Secretary on the pretext of her sharing an article – a perfectly accurate article – by left-wing actress Maxine Peake.
However, Long-Bailey was never suspended – but for the supposed ‘crime’ of showing solidarity with her, Labour notified Osborne that she was at risk of suspension or other disciplinary action.
The language of the letter would be laughable were it not so sinister. Mere solidarity in a clearly non-racist situation supposedly undermines the party’s ‘ability to campaign against racism’ – which is surely exactly what Labour’s shameless abuse of the term does.
And clearly the party thought better of its ridiculousness, because only an hour after it was received, the ‘NOI’ had been ‘rescinded’ and notified Ms Osborne accordingly – again because of a legal threat.
The only thing preventing Labour being a complete laughing stock is the chilling totalitarianism of its current ludicrous regime.
Ms Osborne has released a statement on the matter:
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