Regime’s war on members now extends to direct interference in directly elected committee, while Starmer pushes toward real war with Russia
The Labour party has locked its official youth section and its democratically-elected committee out of its social media accounts in the latest phase of its war on members and their democracy.
A terse announcement on the Young Labour Twitter account, clearly written by the party machine, informed followers this morning:
Young Labour has long been more or less the only unit of the party still functioning as an actual Labour group – and it seems the regime has decided it will not allow this to continue, despite the massive democratic mandate of Young Labour’s elected committee.
The move appears to have been triggered by Young Labour’s recent tweet condemning Keir Starmer’s eagerness to push for war with Russia over Ukraine and his eagerness – yet again – to side with Boris Johnson and let Johnson off the hook for his repeated lies leading to the ‘partygate’ scandal. That Young Labour chair Jess Barnard’s powerful media appearance to defend the group’s comments put Keir Starmer’s abstentionism and collusion to shame was no doubt a major contributory factor.
But Skwawkbox warned at the beginning of this month that the regime would escalate its long war on Young Labour after the group was the only official Labour unit to stand up for the rights of Palestinians and against the apartheid of the Israeli state condemned in an Amnesty International report as well as by Israeli and other international human rights groups.
The attack is naked and shameless – and couched in typically Orwellian language of ‘transparency and accountability’, two ideas that are anathema to the Starmer-Evans regime.
Young Labour chair Jess Barnard, whose social media passwords the party has presumably not been able to access, tweeted a statement on behalf of the group condemning the party’s bullying assault on its youth:
Skwawkbox stands in solidarity with Young Labour and condemns the party regime’s cowardice and shameless contempt for young people everywhere and in particular those in its own youth section, which dares to stand up for genuine Labour values.
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