Crispin Flintoff suspended for doing his job and sending chair’s letter of resignation to Henley members
StandUp4Labour and Not the Andrew Marr Show host Crispin Flintoff has today been suspended by the Labour party for circulating, as part of his duties as secretary of Henley constituency party (CLP), the CLP chair’s letter of resignation from his party membership, as Skwawkbox covered this evening. The suspension has been described as ‘sinister’ and ‘Stalinist’ by Labour members and ex-members.
Below are Flintoff’s email to members, the chair’s letter and the party’s response:
There is nothing in the resignation letter that any impartial and objective observer would say is untrue – the facts of the vile and ceaseless demonisation of Jeremy Corbyn and the left by the Labour right and their friends in the media are well documented and indisputable.
And there is nothing blameworthy, whatever its contents, in a CLP secretary carrying out his or her responsibilities by circulating the letter so that members know why a new chair needs to be elected.
The cowardice and outright creepy darkness of the Labour right and the party under Keir Starmer and his sidekick David Evans seem always capable of reaching new depths. They have to be removed.
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