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Labour Black Socialists call on Streeting to do ‘community service’ with dementia sufferers

Left-wing activist group says Shadow Health Secretary needs exposure to those he mocked

The Labour Black Socialists group has called on Keir Starmer to make Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting do community service with dementia sufferers, after Streeting’s appalling ‘He’s gone senile’ slur against former party leader Jeremy Corbyn caused widespread and justified outrage. A statement by the group condemns Streeting’s ‘weaponisation of a disability’ and accuses Starmer of ‘normalising’ abuse in the party:

LBS notes:

This weaponisation of a disability by a member of the Labour Party Shadow Cabinet.

LBA believes:

That this is a behaviour that is unworthy of a senior member of the Labour Party, let alone the Shadow Secretary for Health.

However, weaponising, abusing, diminishing and ignoring people with disabilities is normalised in the Labour Party.

LBS urges:

Labour Party members, trade unionists, disability activists and able-bodied activists to write to Starmer and Wes Streeting to urge him to withdraw his remarks.

Wes Streeting has the right to be wrong about Jeremy Corbyn, but he does not have the right to weaponise and politicise disabilities.

He must withdraw his remarks, amend the public record and do some community service in a place where there are people with Alzheimer’s conditions.

Shamefully, rather than sack or discipline Streeting, Keir Starmer went on air to excuse the abuse.

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