MP loses role as Shadow Transport Minister for choosing workers over billionaires and hedge funds
Keir Starmer has sacked Ilford MP Sam Tarry from his role as Shadow Transport Minister for appearing with striking rail workers on their picket line in London this morning.
Starmer has banned MPs from attending picket lines in solidarity with transport workers fighting to protect their jobs and pay and the safety of passengers from the government and their corporate allies who want to close all ticket offices and drastically reduce maintenance – while doling out huge dividends and giving huge pay rises to executives.
When Starmer’s foreign affairs spokesman David Lammy betrayed workers on live TV, the Labour ‘leader’ took no action, but Tarry has long had a target painted on his back by the Labour right, which has been rigging selection meetings against him – and admitted the rigging was taking place but still upheld the result – to try to oust Tarry in favour of a right-winger cosseted despite sexual harassment allegations against him.
Meanwhile, the party has been accused of inventing vote tallies in its eagerness to oust MP of the Year Ian Byrne from his Liverpool West Derby seat.
There appear to be no depths to which Starmer and his faction will not sink in their contempt for democracy and for the fight of working people against oppression and exploitation.
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