Labour leader was aware of whistleblower’s explosive allegations of criminal exploitation of domestic violence victims, antisemitism and corruption against right-wing Labour MP then on his front bench and who still holds Labour whip – yet has never acted. Now ‘mainstream’ media are finally sniffing around scandal Skwawkbox broke exclusively more than a year ago
So, Boris Johnson is on his way. All well and good and long overdue. A deeply dishonest and despicable prime minister was finished off by his cover-up of his knowledge of then-whip Chris Pincher’s record of groping people.
So when will Keir Starmer suffer the same fate? Now that Johnson is on his way out, it may not be long – as the so-called ‘mainstream’ media are finally sniffing around Starmer’s far bigger scandal and far worse cover-up – a year and a half after Skwawkbox first exclusively broke it.
Elaina Cohen’s tribunal case against Birmingham MP Khalid Mahmood for sacking her when she blew the whistle on criminal exploitation of domestic violence victims should have brought down Starmer when the revelation first broke that Starmer had been aware of the allegations and retained Mahmood on his front bench until Mahmood himself eventually stepped down months later, supposedly over political differences.
And it absolutely should have brought Starmer down when, during the tribunal hearing, Mahmood and his legal team accepted ‘Victim A’s evidence without challenge, that one of Mahmood’s employees and alleged love interest had:
- used a domestic violence charity she ran to blackmail domestic violence victims into shoplifting and giving her their social security benefits
- made victims take speeding points on their licence that they did not incur
- sadistically abused victims
- made the chief executive of the charity suicidal by blackmailing her and taunting her
- targeted Victim A on social media
- revealed details of the charity’s vulnerable ‘service users’ to others
- used her and other women from the now-defunct charity ‘for the private entertainment of important people’
- introduced one victim to a male friend who hurt the woman, ‘but she didn’t care’
- berated two victims for stealing the wrong jacket from a local department store
- made victims fund meals for local Labour politicians
- made victims ‘stalk’ Mahmood and report back on him
- mocked Mahmood as an ‘ugly fat pig’
- must have been in control of Mahmood for him to take no action
The tribunal heard that Mahmood sacked Elaina Cohen – he has already admitted employing an investigator to pursue her instead of investigating her allegations – rather than act.
And emails first revealed exclusively by Skwawkbox showed that Keir Starmer and his sidekick David Evans were repeatedly notified by Elaina Cohen about these situations, as well as her allegations that Mahmood took money from the Kuwaiti embassy – and of her complaints of antisemitism and bullying in the way she was treated and the conduct of Mahmood’s favoured staffer.
According to Ms Cohen, Keir Starmer did nothing, not even an email in response apart from one auto-acknowledgement – a complete failure of safeguarding. Right-winger Mahmood remained on the front bench for months afterward and has never been suspended by the party pending any investigation of the allegations. He remains a Labour MP – a stark contrast to Johnson’s belated decision to withdraw the whip from groper Chris Pincher.
And now, Skwawkbox understands that the ‘mainstream’ media are starting to circle the scandal, like sharks smelling blood in the water, trying to find out more.
Ms Cohen declined to comment, as the judgment in her case is still pending. Keir Starmer was approached long ago about his and Evans’s failure to act and did not respond.
If Johnson has to go for covering up his knowledge of groping complaints against the MP he appointed as deputy chief whip, then Starmer’s position is far more untenable after being aware of the appalling allegations made by Elaina Cohen – and even more so after Mahmood accepted a victim’s description of the abuse and exploitation into evidence, under oath in a legal process, without daring to challenge or cross-examine her.
Keir Starmer and Boris Johnson are peas in a pod. For the sake of any hope of decent politics in this country, they both need to be thrown out – and it seems the ‘MSM’ are finally waking up to it.
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