David Evans made a speech to Labour’s conference today as he pleaded with assembled delegates to confirm him in the job of general secretary. Behind the scenes, his cronies have been desperately rigging the vote – denying card votes to delegates and closing the count while people were still queuing to receive theirs, after weeks of suspending left delegates to bar them from even getting into the event.
But Evans made the mistake of asking the audience why they joined Labour – and received ‘Jeremy Corbyn’ as the overwhelming reply. He didn’t have the composure to pretend they hadn’t said it and hope the microphones wouldn’t pick it up:
Votes are now being counted, so we will soon know whether the anti-democratic efforts of the Labour party machine have been enough to deny the will of members and save his skin.
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