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Labour cuts off conference feed during Palestine debate

Party happy to televise discussions calling Labour antisemitic, but not those debating – and eventually confirming – Israeli ‘apartheid’

Labour’s conference in 2018 was a major annoyance to supporters of the oppression of Palestinians

In the convenient absence of any coverage of the event by the so-called ‘mainstream’ news channels, the Labour party has been streaming its conference ‘live’ to YouTube.

Yesterday’s debate on the party’s new and legally ‘dangerous’ disciplinary procedures, in which a string of people queued up to call Labour antisemitic and misrepresent the conclusions of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report and nobody dared speak against it for fear of expulsion, except the party’s most senior elected disciplinary officer, who was harried off stage without being able to complete her point – was carried without interruption.

But today’s debate on Israeli ‘crimes’ and ‘apartheid’ against Palestinians – which called for sanctions against Israel and passed overwhelmingly despite the Labour right’s best efforts and weeks of suspending left delegates on any pretext – was ‘mysteriously’ not broadcast.

These conference ‘mysteries’ are becoming a bit of a habit for Starmer’s Labour – another was the unannounced ‘cancellation’ on the conference app of the official rally of the party’s formally pro-Palestinian youth section, Young Labour – whose chair was also sent a 1am notice of investigation that was withdrawn under legal threat.

‘Mysteriously’ and all that.

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