Labour Party Continue to Refuse to Identify My Accusers

I’ve sent a string of email to the Labour party requesting the identities of my accusers, raising questions of their own bias, and criticising the complaints and investigation procedure. So far all I’ve succeeded in doing is getting some sniffy answers and demands that I hurry up and produce my defence. But natural justice demands that I know who my accusers are, what they stand for, and have the right to question them. I also have the right to raise questions about institutional bias and to complain and demand changes to the investigatory procedure. I’ve already published some of this correspondence. Here’s the rest.

From me:

“Thank you for your reply to my inquiries about the complaints against me and the identity of my accusers. I very much regret that it is not part of the complaints process to reveal this information. This casts severe doubt on the justice of the proceedings and the ability of the investigative process to establish the truth. For many people, this invalidates any possible claim the party may make that these investigations have been fair.

There is also the question of the personal or institutional bias of the accusers. Some of the organisations that have led the mass denunciations of innocent members of the Labour party have been Zionist, rather than just simply Jewish. I particularly note the role played by the Jewish Labour Movement within the Labour party. This is a rebranding of Paole Zion, a Jewish Labour organisation whose name means ‘Workers of Zion’. It is, I understand, an explicitly Zionist organisation. The involvement of such groups in these accusations raises the questions of their own motives. For example, do such groups or individuals understand and appreciate the distinction between Judaism and Zionism? Do they also understand that one may justly criticise Israel, or indeed any other state and political ideology without wishing to harm to its people or siding with terrorist groups who do? These are questions I feel should be answered. I understand that the party wishes to protect their identities, but I would like the following questions answered regarding the political and organisational affiliation of my accusers. If I am not allowed to challenge them directly, then I would like to be able to challenge them through you.

Yours sincerely,

Dave Sivier”

Labour Party:

“I am sorry to say that our investigation does not allow us to mediate between the complainant and the accused.
I would greatly appreciate your response to the Notice of Investigation so we can get this resolved in a timely manner.
Thanks again for your cooperation,

Governance & Legal The Labour Party”

Beast Rabban: 

“Thank you, Laura, for your prompt reply. I am more than willing to cooperate in this investigation and to clear up these baseless accusations. But, as I understand it, in English law for there to be accusations there must be an accuser. It is unfortunate that the complaints process does not recognise this, as it clearly means that there is a sharp contrast between it and the practice of the courts which casts doubt on the validity of these proceedings. It is also unfortunate that the process does not allow Complaints Team to mediate between accuser and accused. I therefore find the whole procedure extremely inadequate, and would be very grateful if you would inform me to whom I may complain about these gross procedural flaws.

Yours sincerely,

Dave Sivier”

That got me this response:

“Dear Mr Sivier,
Thank you for your email.  Our job is to investigate complaints about the behaviour or conduct of Labour Party members to see whether they have breached any of the Rules or Codes of Conduct.  This is not an adversarial process and not aligned to the Courts.
We look forward to receiving your response to the questions that have been asked previously but if not received, we will progress without.
Yours sincerely,
Complaints TeamGovernance & Legal Unit

The Labour Party”

Now I didn’t say it was aligned to the courts. But clearly, serious charges that affect a person’s character, like accusations of anti-Semitism, can have legal implications in that some people may choose to pursue their accusers in the courts. I have also cited the English law courts as a model for correct judicial and investigatory procedure in serious matters like this. We have seen the reputations of decent people ruined through false accusations of anti-Semitism, and their private and professional lives seriously disrupted. For example, the awesome Jackie Walker, who is a Jew by faith and birth, and whose partner and daughters are also Jewish, has said that the accusation against her has caused problems between her and her partner’s family. Quite apart from the vile abuse she has received including threats of lynching, having her body cut up and thrown in bin bags and so on. It is clearly grossly unjust that the innocent should be so victimised and vilified, while their accusers remain anonymous and beyond questioning or mediation.

I also note that the party have not, so far, informed me to whom I may complain about the investigations procedure. This is important. I am not blaming or complaining about them personally, just the procedure. So I sent them this email.

“Thank you for your reply and the clarification of the nature of this investigation. You will appreciate, I am sure, the concern that, even if this is not an adversarial process and not allied to the courts, the investigation should still be fair according to the principles of natural justice, especially after so many reports of bias.

I have said that I am perfectly willing to send you my defence. This is no lie. But I would like to be informed how the accusations that have been levelled against me actually apply. You have not done so. It is not up to me to anticipate what my accusers may think or believe about what I have written. Rather it is for them, and you, to make that point clearly. I would therefore greatly appreciate if you would tell me just how these accusations apply to me and to what I have written. Until you do, I can do nothing.

I note you also haven’t answered my last query. I asked to whom I may complain about this procedural process. I am serious. I would like this information, as well as to be informed who is responsible for devising it.

I look forward to your response to these questions.

Yours sincerely,

David Sivier”

I’m pretty sure I won’t get anywhere with these questions, but I’ll let you know what answers, if any, I receive.

In the meantime, this affair clearly shows what I travesty the anti-Semitism smear campaign is and how their complaints procedure is unfit for any purpose except finding perfectly decent, innocent people guilty.

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7 Responses to “Labour Party Continue to Refuse to Identify My Accusers”

  1. Brian Burden Says:

    Right on, Beastrabban. I hope you’re making sure this correspondence reaches as wide an audience as possible.

  2. trev Says:

    Good luck with that mate, sounds like you’re talking to a brick wall.

    In other Labour related news, Labour have announced that they will (if elected) tinker with the finer details of Universal Credit and give it a new name. They are spinning this as “scrapping” Universal Credit, which is far from the truth. They haven’t said that they will separate Housing Benefit from other Benefits (one of the main points) and have not said anything about the 35 hours jobsearch, the online journal, or Sanctions, or the other major point – change monthly payments to weekly. But to everyone who will listen they are saying we will “scrap Universal Credit”.

    • beastrabban Says:

      In other words, it’s just spin intended to sound more radical than it actually is, while retaining all the real, highly exploitative, noxious features of Universal Credit.

  3. A6er Says:

    Reblogged this on Tory Britain! .

  4. julianj110 Says:

    I am horrified that you are another person who has fallen victim to this Mcarthyite/Stalinist/Kafkaesque purge. I left when KS got in, and am glad I did. You have my sympathies. Completely destructive behaviour. atb Julian

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