And why aren’t the ‘mainstream’ media asking why Chris Matheson wasn’t suspended by party pending investigation’s outcome?
Blairite Chris Matheson resigned as an MP this week after being found guilty of ‘threatening’ sexual misconduct toward a junior staff member, despite continuing to deny the allegations.
After the panel’s finding, the party said that it had ‘immediately suspended Matheson after the verdict – but Matheson was never suspended by the Labour party pending the outcome of the parliamentary ‘Independent Expert Panel’, which would be usual practice – nor was the fact of the investigation leaked to the media by party insiders, as so often happens in other cases.
And despite the obvious questions, none of the so-called ‘mainstream’ media appear to be asking why.
Matheson is said to be a very close ally of party leader Keir Starmer – and reportedly stood in for him at a leadership election hustings when Starmer’s mother-in-law was critically injured in an accident.
Keir Starmer has been accused of repeatedly covering up abuse of vulnerable domestic violence victims by a right-wing MP’s lover – and of ignoring allegations of abuse, threats and rigging perpetrated against left-wing Muslim MP Apsana Begum by right-wing Labour officials.
Why would the party fail to suspend Starmer’s ally Matheson when he was accused of being a sex pest – and why aren’t the UK media asking?
It’s a mystery.
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