‘Smiling’ when someone criticised Starmer, the wrong meeting and more
As Skwawkbox reported yesterday, Emma Dent Coad – the only Labour candidate ever to win the Kensington seat for the party – has been blocked by the Starmer regime from standing for Labour in the constituency at the next general election.
The barring of Dent Coad is the latest in a long line of shamelessly anti-democratic manoeuvres by the party to deny members a meaningful choice – and the excuses the party used for blocking her are among the most pathetic yet – and the most reminiscent of caricatures of North Korea.
Party drones referred to a dossier – the Labour right does love a good dossier – of allegations Ms Dent Coad was supposed to face – and what an illustrative dog’s breakfast they were.
Dent Coad was attacked for being too of the Tories and not toadying enough to the royal family.
And she was also – contrary to the less accurate reports of the ‘mainstream’ press – accused of attending an event organised by Counterfire and Socialist Appeal.
When Ms Dent Coad pointed out that it hadn’t been a Socialist Appeal event – the group was banned last year by the regime and people have been punished retrospectively for any association with them – and that the supposedly-incriminating photo thrust at her was in fact from a Stop the War march, the Labour officials decided that was a problem.
Stop the War has not yet been banned, but apparently holding any anti-war feeling is now ‘incompatible with the aims and values’ of Starmer’s party.
And, in a scene that reminds of caricatures of North Korea and demonstrates the insecure personality cult of what passes for a Labour party these days, Dent Coad was also rejected on the basis that she had once ‘smiled or laughed’ when someone on a panel criticised Keir Starmer.
Finally, the MP was ruled out because she once chaired an online panel that had someone in the unseen audience that she had never heard of but had been suspended by the party.
Such is the parlous and frankly diseased state of the UK’s politics at the moment. ‘Uncle Joe’ Starmer is paraded as an alternative to the Tories while entirely maintaining the privileges and structures that the Tories exist to uphold and the Labour party was created to flatten – while the only MP ever to win the Tory stronghold of Kensington and who fought tirelessly for the people she represents, including the victims of the Grenfell Tower murders and their families, is barred
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