“So many women have told me their stories. Of how similar abuse has impacted on both their physical and mental health“
Harrow councillor – and former Harrow Labour group chair – Pamela Fitzpatrick has been expelled by the Labour party.
Fitzpatrick has commented on the news on her social media, accusing the party right and its current regime of a ‘sustained campaign of harassment’ and of expelling her in an attempt to protect the ‘small group of men’ at the heart of the abuse. She also revealed that her expulsion had been ‘briefed’ to the media, despite Labour’s insistence that the victims of its witch-hunts maintain confidentiality – and that her own complaint against one of her abusers, which was supposed to be heard by a panel of national executive members, had instead resulted in yet more abuse and hounding by the party and its right wing:
Fitzpatrick’s words on the systematic abuse of left-wingers and in particular left-wing women in the party will ring true with the thousands who have been personally affected or know those who have – along with the equally systematic targeting of women of colour and left-wing Jews:
So many women have told me their stories. Of how similar abuse has impacted on both their physical and mental health. Many have resigned from roles, some have left the party. The common thread to all those who are abused in this way? We are socialists.Pamela Fitzpatrick
Cllr Fitzpatrick has said that she intends to speak out about what has been done to her. She has been invited to appear on Socialist Telly to give her a platform to do so.
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