Earlier today, Skwawkbox revealed how the Labour right’s new proscription rules kicking out members for old associations with newly-banned groups had been specially written to let right-wingers such as Labour First’s Luke Akehurst off the hook – and that Momentum founder Jon Lansman would not qualify for the Akehurst exemption.
But Skwawkbox can also reveal that the wife of one of Labour’s better known right-wing MPs also falls foul of the new retrospective ban, having participated in at least one event organised by new pariahs the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty (AWL).
The name of Angela Eagle’s wife Maria Exall appears – together with that of Akehurst and Lansman – on a list of speakers at AWL’s 2016 Ideas for Freedom event – and, unlike Akehurst, she wasn’t there to disagree with the now-banned group:
Many members have already been expelled from the party for connections with banned groups far more tenuous than attending a flagship event.
Of course, the shamelessly hypocritical regime is likely to just ignore Exall’s participation as such rules are only applied to left-wingers – but if anyone from that or any other AWL event finds themselves kicked out of the party while others are given a free pass, there would likely be grounds to sue Labour for discrimination.
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