We are not in a functioning democracy and the rest of the UK ‘mainstream’ media will either ignore, or actively collude in covering up, the vicious, racist, misogynist and blatantly anti-democratic behaviour of what is now the so-called ‘Labour’ regime
The first part of Al Jazeera’s Labour Files programme aired this evening, revealing some of what it says is the largest leak of political documents in UK history.
The leaked documents reveal not only blatant racism, selection-rigging, sabotage, misogyny and collusion with anti-Labour groups, but also that a current NEC member and ardent pro-Israel lobbyist appears to have written a response to the party on behalf of a right-wing anti-gypsy racist accused of bullying, stalking and abuse and recently welcomed back into the party, while right-wing staffers simply ignored it when the culprit was expelled for his actions.
And it confirmed – as Skwawkbox revealed early in the events in question – that attempts to smear the left with allegations of abuse, bullying, homophobia and, yes, antisemitism, were knowingly and intentionally fabricated, made up entirely by the right for political purposes, in (at least) the cases of the supposed abuse of right-wing MP Angela Eagle and the dissolution of Brighton District Labour Party. Eagle now sits as Keir Starmer’s Shadow First Secretary of State – and allegations of abuse toward her by local left-wingers were invented to distract from the fact that her own local members did not support her short-lived bid to challenge Jeremy Corbyn for the party leadership.
The programme also confirmed – again as first revealed by Skwawkbox – the lengths to which the party right went to exclude black left-winger Anna Rothery from the selection of Labour’s candidate for the Liverpool mayoralty.
And it showed the horrific personal cost to left-wingers of the shameless smear campaigns – which were eagerly abetted and amplified by media that should have done its job of scrutinising them – some of whom died under clouds of completely fictitious accusations and others still clearly bear deep emotional scars.
In a functioning democracy, even just the first of three programmes would end the Labour right as a criminal cabal forever. But instead the Establishment and its media allies will either ignore or actively cover up the damning truth.
Parts two and three of the documentary air on Saturday and Monday at 9pm.
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