Vilest Murdoch rag welcomed while left-wingers seeking a better country are barred, according to union leader
Keir Starmer’s Labour is to allow the reviled S*n newspaper to report from its annual conference beginning this weekend – but has barred the left magazine Socialist Appeal, according to BFAWU union president Ian Hodson.
Hodson, whose union may disaffiliate from Labour next week because of the party’s abuse toward him for his support for mistreated Labour members, tweeted his reaction to the news on Tuesday evening:
The rag is widely hated in the Labour movement – and across the city of Liverpool – for its abuses and smear, particularly toward the 97 victims of the Hillsborough disaster and their families and toward striking miners in the 1980s.
Starmer used weasel words to curry favour during his leadership campaign appearance in the city, when he said he would not be giving interviews during the campaign – and again when asked last year whether he would welcome the paper’s support, but is now apparently happy for the foul rag to have entry to and report from Labour’s conference in Brighton, having already put people on his front bench who have written for it.
He would get a very clear reaction if he tried that in Liverpool.
As Hodson observed, the Labour party under Keir Starmer is fundamentally diseased if it welcomes or even tolerates the ‘hate filled rag’ while left-wingers who simply want to create a better country – members as well as one left publication – are barred for political gain and out of political and moral cowardice and bankruptcy.
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