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Labour imposes right-wing LAAS candidate – who’s suing party and was ‘reminded’ for racism

Julie Cattell lost election, is suing party and received ‘reminder of values’ after insulting Jewish member – but has still been imposed by party as council candidate on members in Westbourne and Poets Corner branch

Julie Cattell

Labour has imposed a right-wing member of the notorious so-called ‘Labour Against Antisemitism’ (LAAS) on party members in a Brighton and Hove council ward – despite the fact that she is suing the party and received a ‘reminder of values’ disciplinary letter from Labour for insulting speech toward a Jewish member.

Julie Cattell is a former Preston Park councillor who lost her seat in that Brighton ward who has been imposed on members in Westbourne and Poet’s Corner branch in Hove regardless of their wishes.

But Ms Cattell, who is an LAAS member and prominent propagator of the antisemitism smear against the left, was the subject of a complaint after she referred insultingly to local Jewish supporters of Jeremy Corbyn:

‘AsaJew’ is a common LAAS derogatory term for left-wing Jews who refuted the antisemitism smear; ‘members of the Jewish race’ speaks for itself

According to an email sent by the party to a complainant, Cattell – who Skwawkbox understands is not Jewish – was sent a ‘reminder of values’ and information about antisemitism and other forms of racism for conduct not compatible with the party’s values:

Cattell is also one of eight LAAS right-wingers suing Labour for £4million because they were accused in the famous ‘Labour leaks’ report of coordinating complaints against left-wing members.

According to a recent Novara Media article, she and others boasted of how they were going to bankrupt Labour – yet despite this and the party’s disciplinary action regarding antisemitism and racism, branch members have been given no choice about having her as the Labour candidate in the ward.

Ms Cattell was contacted for comment but did not respond.

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