‘Under Starmer there is no hope for Labour’, says 12-year member Mehmood Mirza, ‘I am no longer willing to be part of this charade’
Mehmood Mirza stood almost a year ago in the Labour party’s elections for its National Executive Committee ‘BAME’ member – but in a foretaste of the tactic that the Labour right was to use repeatedly later in the year, he was suspended by the party after achieving 75 nominations from local Labour parties to participate in the ballot.
But now Mirza has resigned his membership of the party entirely, citing his lack of hope for Labour under the dire tenure of Keir Starmer. But Mirza’s resignation letter lists yet more reasons for his disgust, including the ‘catastrophic’ collapses in membership, funding and electoral support alongside the regime’s war on party members and their democracy, the attacks on his local Labour groups and his assessment of the appalling performance of the right-dominated local council – and the ingrained racism of the Labour right:
Mirza told Skwawkbox:
Under Starmer and the right there is no hope for the Labour party.
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