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Whistleblower Cohen: how can Starmer be fit to run a country when he’s covered up abuse?

Labour’s inaction over whistleblower’s protected disclosures and formal complaint is damning, too

Whistleblower Elaina Cohen has spoken out again in defence of domestic violence victims – and to condemn Keir Starmer’s cover-up of their abuse and exploitation by a right-wing MP’s lover.

Emails proved that Ms Cohen made Keir Starmer repeatedly aware of her allegations that one of his front-benchers was protecting a staff member who was involved in the abuse of domestic violence victims she exploited through a now-defunct domestic violence ‘charity’ – yet he did nothing, leaving Khalid Mahmood on his front bench until Mahmood eventually decided to step down over political differences.

During her wrongful dismissal case against right-winger Mahmood, the MP and his legal team accepted ‘Victim A’s sworn statement about the abuse she had suffered at the hands of Mahmood’s office manager and lover into evidence as truth without challenge.

The victim told the tribunal that she and others had suffered ‘sadistic’ abuse, threat and blackmail as Mahmood’s paramour tried to force her into theft and fraud and used domestic violence victims as entertainment for the rich and powerful – and the party has also ignored Cohen’s formal complaint against Starmer and his sidekick David Evans for the cover-up.

She told Skwawkbox on Friday that Starmer and the party have disregarded their safeguarding duties – and that if MPs are suspended pending investigation of alleged wrongdoing, Starmer should be held to the same or a higher standard:

I can confirm that I have made a formal complaint, through the Labour Party complaints portal, about Sir Keir Starmer, Labour Leader.

I have received an email confirmation to confirm my complaint has been received. The substance of my complaint was that as a whistleblower, Sir Keir Starmer in his leadership of the Labour Party, His Majesty’s Opposition, ignored my protected disclosures of serious criminal abuse and exploitation of women and blackmail by a Labour member.

Sir Keir Starmer also ignored the Labour Party’s own safeguarding procedures as written in the party’s own rule book, and left me as a whistleblower in a vulnerable and unsafe position, in which I suffered detriment as a Jewish whistleblower and was dismissed unfairly, by my former employer Khalid Mahmood MP.

The Labour Party is on an election footing and I have emailed Ben Jameson, Head of Complaints, to ask what happens to MPs who are subject to active complaints against them. I have received no reply as of yet.  Sir Keir Starmer is the Leader of the Labour Party. He should be subjected to the same standards as all the other Labour members, and extra scrutiny because he is the Leader of the Labour Party, His Majesty’s Opposition representing all members like me.

If he’s unwilling or unable to face that scrutiny, how can he be fit to run a political party, let alone a country?

Keir Starmer and the Labour party have consistently failed to respond to requests for comment.

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