Right-dominated NEC sweeps aside members and councillors and will appoint directly as cowardly ‘dictatorship’ imposed in country’s largest council
Keir Starmer’s cowardly regime has announced it will directly appoint the next leader of Birmingham council Labour group – and therefore the next leader of Birmingham City Council, bypassing the wishes of members and local councillors. The move has triggered huge anger.
Birmingham and the wider West Midlands have long been a cesspit of the Labour right, treating party members and council workers atrociously – but the party’s move again exposes the utter contempt of the Starmer regime for even the notion of local democracy – all while Starmer tries to fool the public into thinking he has the slightest intention of ‘pushing power out to the regions’.
Birmingham City Council spent years exploiting and bullying its workforce, to the disgust of unions – reneging on an agreement with its bin workers before finally capitulating after the details were exposed by Skwawkbox. Now the decision on who runs the city is going to be taken by a Labour leader, and his cronies, who poured contempt on the bin workers in neighbouring Coventry.
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