Party accused of cover-up and doubts raised about new promised date for briefing on party’s actions on Forde’s recommendations
The Labour party cancelled a scheduled briefing for its national executive (NEC) on Monday night, ahead of Tuesday’s NEC meeting – and gave union and member representatives no paperwork either for the Forde briefing or even for the NEC meeting, leaving reps expecting a stitch-up of right-wing measures sprung on them without notice.
Party insiders told Skwawkbox that they have heard nothing on Forde for months and believe the party simply wants to bury the report, which highlights the racism and weaponisation of antisemitism by right-wingers – to what would be the extreme embarrassment of the Starmer regime, if only the UK’s ‘mainstream’ media would report on it.
A briefing on the report has now been promised for next week, but scepticism about the prospect of it actually happening is high.
The party’s eagerness to pretend the Forde report never happened – its author has condemned Labour’s failure to engage with his findings or even meet him or answer emails – is entirely in line with the approach taken to the cast-iron revelations of Al Jazeera’s The Labour Files’ documentary, which like Forde exposed racism, rigging, fraud, smears, abuse and targeting of left-wing Jews: ignore its existence and rely on their pals in the media not to put them on the spot by covering it.
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