Labour’s shameful promotion of Murdoch S*n’s anti-protester article puts party ‘leader’ on side of bosses against workers – again
As Skwawkbox covered yesterday, Keir Starmer’s Labour continued and compounded its betrayal of ordinary people by sharing an article from the Murdoch S*n and calling for the government to criminalise protests affecting fuel availability. The Murdoch article targeted environmental protesters – and Labour’s call was a transparent attempt to appeal to the right-wingers who prefer convenience over doing what’s right for others.
But Unite union members are also picketing the Fawley fuel refinery in Southampton for fair wages and sickness pay denied them by bosses enjoying massive profits – more than £6 billion last year – who have offered them only a real-terms pay cut. Is Starmer seriously suggesting those workers should be criminalised for fighting for justice and fairness and against exploitation?
Tragically, the answer is almost certainly yes. After all, for all his shallow slogans Starmer’s Labour has formally ended members’ rights – in as many words – to expect fairness and justice in the party’s disciplinary processes.
Keir Starmer has again put himself on the side of rich, exploitative bosses and corporations and against the interests of the many.
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