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Watch: LBC cuts off caller the moment he mentions Al Jazeera’s ‘Labour Files’

Media have been accused of a ‘strange amnesty’ toward Keir Starmer over factional abuse, rigging and racism

In recent weeks, the media have been accused – in one of only a handful of mentions in the UK press or news channels – of a ‘strange amnesty’ toward Keir Starmer and his faction regarding their racism, misogyny, ballot-rigging, smears and war on their members.

Nowhere has that silence been clearer than in the media’s complete refusal to discuss ‘The Labour Files’, the Al Jazeera documentary that, in an example of what real journalism looks like, exposed the cover-ups, fixing, anti-Black and anti-Muslim racism and the abuse of women and party members that have been widespread for years among the Labour right and now seemingly the official policy of the right-wing regime.

And on Saturday, there was literal ‘radio silence’ on the topic, as the LBC radio station instantly cut off a caller on a political phone-in the instant he even mentioned the title of the programme:

Skwawkbox view:

The Establishment seems to have decided that if it can’t have a blue-badged Tory in charge it will have one with a red badge and as the darling of the security services and a keen fan of monarchy, war, deportation and extradition, Keir Starmer will do them very nicely. Nothing that puts that at risk can be allowed on the ‘mainstream’ airwaves.

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