Regional conference massively condemns Starmer’s collusion with Murdoch and the S*n after this impassioned speech from a delegate
Labour’s north-west regional conference today voted on a motion by the CWU union to censure Keir Starmer for his betrayal of the movement and especially the people of Merseyside and Hillsborough survivors and families by writing for the Murdoch S*n – a crime that he subsequently said he would repeat if it suited him.
The motion passed overwhelmingly after delegates heard this speech – and despite the attempts of a couple of Starmer supporters to argue against it:
The full motion reads:
CWU Motion to 2021 North West Labour Conference
In 2017 this North West Labour Conference carried unanimously a CWU motion supporting the ‘Total Eclipse of the S*n’ campaign.
So this conference is appalled that the Leader of our party Keir Starmer recently cooperated with the S*n newspaper.
We applaud those North West MPs who had the courage to openly condemn Keir Starmer for what many on Merseyside and the across the North West see as a betrayal.
The S*n has long been an enemy of the working class – best demonstrated by their coverage of the Hillsborough Disaster in 1989. The hurt this has caused to the Hillsborough families, friends and survivors is immeasurable and is a serious error of judgement.
This Conference therefore calls on Keir Starmer to issue an apology and assurances that this will not happen again.
This Conference does recognise many North West Labour Members of Parliament, Mayors and Councillors do not buy or cooperate with the Sun and we call on all North West politicians to do the same.
We also call upon all North West Labour MPs to lobby their colleagues in Westminster to pledge not to buy or cooperate with the S*n.
This Conference reaffirms its decision taken in 2017 to do whatever we can to ensure that copies of the Sun are not available anywhere in the North West.
Finally, conference applauds all the families and friends of those who lost their lives, for their incredible dignity and for never giving up.
Proposed by the Communication Workers Union
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