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They’re counting the votes in the UK as I write this in elections to decide the Scottish and Welsh Parliaments; local government in England and the Hartlepool by-election … and there are surprises aplenty already.

In Hartlepool where Labour was defending a 3,500 majority, having held the seat since 1964, it appears that the Tories are in for a big win with Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary effectively conceding the seat … a seat that was widely viewed as a litmus test as to whether Sir Keir Starmer as the new Labour leader was cutting the mustard.

So if Boris is seen by some as a joke then perhaps the jokes on Sir Keir.

Written by The Veteran

May 7, 2021 at 3:48 pm

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The UK Equality and Human Rights Commission has released a report which slammed the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership for failing to stamp out anti-Semitism in the Party and for committing unlawful acts of harassment and discrimination against Jewish members.

Corbyn responded to the report by saying while anti-Semitism was absolutely abhorrent he did not agree with all of the report’s findings. He went on to say that the scale of the problem was also dramatically overstated for political reasons by his opponents inside and outside the Party, as well as by much of the media.

Following release of those comments the Party determined to suspend Corbyn’s membership pending an investigation.

In announcing Corbyn’s suspension Sir Keir Starmer, who replaced Corbyn as leader, said ‘If after all the pain, all the grief, and all the evidence in this report, there are still those who think there’s no problem with anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, that it’s all exaggerated, or a factional attack, then, frankly, you are part of the problem, too … and you should be nowhere near the Labour Party, either.’

Corbyn, the man who led UK Labour to its greatest ever election defeat now suspended from the Party …. and great was the fall thereof.

Written by The Veteran

October 30, 2020 at 11:17 am