Right-winger who features heavily in Al Jazeera’s documentary reacts to media enquiry with block
Luke ‘Lukey’ Stanger, the right-winger who features heavily in Al Jazeera’s new investigative series ‘The Labour Files’, where he is accused of racism, intimidation and more, blocked Skwawkbox on Twitter after being asked for comment on new revelations of an apparently racist comment.
Skwawbox asked Mr Stanger, who has demonstrated considerable bitterness at the revelations of the series and has previously been derided as a ‘cry bully’ by critics, to comment on a 2020 Facebook post in which he describes a van selling ethnic minority food as the ‘new local Momentum HQ’ – a comment that was posted to Twitter by lawyer Tasnime Akunjee, who commented on the level of protection Stanger has received from the Labour right:
Stanger has previously been eager enough to engage in discussion on Twitter, especially if he felt he had the opportunity to crow about the ascendancy – of course obtained by deceit – of the Labour right:
However, shortly after the request for comment, which is standard journalistic practice, he blocked Skwawkbox:
However, as this article was being prepared, he briefly unblocked in order to be able to send the following, far from atypical, perhaps revealing responses that appeared to evidence a disinclination to take responsibility for his situation:
Luke Stanger previously made a racist comment about Gypsy Travellers and has been accused of stalking, bullying, harassment and abuse.
After his disciplinary case disappeared without trace or explanation from Labour’s disciplinary system early this year, Stanger was welcomed back to the party by Gurinder Singh Josan, a right-wing NEC and Labour First colleague of Akekurst who chairs the NEC’s disputes panel that oversees disciplinary processes and who said it was ‘fantastic’ to have him back in the party.
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