Jack Deakin admitted and apologised for ‘pinching’ light fitting, according to Huffington Post, but Labour is taking no action
A right-wing Labour councillor who smeared four Green councillors has admitted stealing a light fitting from an upscale Birmingham bar, according to the Huffington Post.
The four councillors – including Jo Bird, who is Jewish – were defamed by Jack Deakin as antisemites after leaving Labour in disgust at the unchecked racism of the party’s right-wingers and joining the Greens, They are raising funds to sue him after he failed to delete his tweet and apologise.
Deakin, who at the time was chair of Birmingham council’s Commonwealth Games scrutiny committee, was caught on CCTV as he took the item from the Colmore Tap bar and has since returned it and apologised. The bar is not pursuing a prosecution, but a local Labour source told the paper it was ‘incredible’ that the party had taken no action either.
Deakin is supported by the right-wing ‘Labour to Win’ faction, which has representatives on the party’s national executive. He declined to comment when invited to do so by Skwawkbox.
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