Nick Brown suspended pending investigation but party has not said what complaint was about – is the former chief whip, sacked for quietly supporting Corbyn’s reinstatement, the victim of another factional manoeuvre?
Nick Brown – the MP who was Keir Starmer’s ‘chief whip’ responsible for discipline among MPs until Starmer’s reshuffle last year – has had the Labour whip withdrawn after a complaint to the party about him.
Labour is not saying what the complaint is – and Brown has said that he doesn’t know, but he has been suspended pending investigation leading to the automatic withdrawal of the whip. For the time being, Brown now sits as the independent MP for Newcastle-upon-Tyne East.
According to Labour sources, Brown was sacked by Starmer because he was advocating for the reinstatement of Jeremy Corbyn. It would surprise few to find that the MP has fallen victim to the type of factional ploy that the right has unhesitatingly used against the left or anyone who even shows fair-mindedness toward them.
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