Wakefield Labour Executive Walkout in Protest against Starmer’s Attempts to Foist Candidates on Them

Oh dear, the masses are revolting against Starmer and one of the fundamental tactics of Blairism! According to a Daily Heil article, the entire executive of Wakefield Labour party has walked out in protest at Starmer’s refusal to give them a local candidate for a forthcoming byelection. They wanted four candidates, and Starmer only gave them too. One of Blair’s notorious tactics was to foist his own preferred candidates on local parties. They were frequently former Tories, who were then parachuted into safe seats. Starmer has been doing the same, imposing his candidates over the heads of the local party and people. And now it seems that someone, in the shape of Wakefield Labour party, has revolted against it at last. Expect more whining from him and then blaming it all on Jeremy Corbyn, who is somehow now responsible for a series of internal plots against the duly democratically appointed officers of the Labour party. Well, that’s the line being pushed by Private Eye in its latest issue, which tells you that it hasn’t stopped telling lies about Corbyn and his followers. The truth is that it’s Starmer and the Blairites who are resoundingly anti-democratic, and who not only intrigued against Corbyn in a deliberate attempt to throw the 2017 and 2019 elections, but conspired to falsely accuse his followers of anti-Semitism and purge them. And then Starmer himself joined them in pushing through measures to remove any real grassroots democracy in the party. And now Wakefield Labour peeps have collectively said ‘enough’s enough’ and they’re not going to take it. Here’s an extract from the Heil report.

‘Sir Keir Starmer has been hit by a Left-wing revolt in Wakefield as the entire 16-strong local party executive walked out in a row over candidate selection.

Ahead of a forthcoming crunch by-election in the Red Wall city, the constituency Labour Party executive committee said it was quitting en masse in protest at the lack of a local candidate.

Members also claim the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) have not kept to the party’s rules about by-elections.

The by-election was triggered by the resignation of ex-Tory MP Imran Ahmad Khan after he was convicted last month of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy.

A statement from Wakefield Constituency Labour Party said: ‘We asked for local candidates, but there are none.

‘Three prominent council and local Labour candidates, including the deputy council leader didn’t even make it on to the “longlist”.

A shortlist of four was requested by our representative…but the NEC members insisted on just two.”

See: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/sir-keir-starmer-is-hit-by-mass-labour-walkout/ar-AAXfHUE?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=83a576ec714e4887aad46f78eee01bcf

Yaaay! and Respect! to Wakefield Labour party, and down with Starmer!

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7 Responses to “Wakefield Labour Executive Walkout in Protest against Starmer’s Attempts to Foist Candidates on Them”

  1. Brian Burden Says:

    Private Eye has been a dodgy proposition since the death of co-founder Paul Foot. The original leadership was a trio consisting of Richd Ingrams, who, at that time, styled himself “a tory anarchist”, Paul Foot, a dedicated leftie, and Christopher Booker, a sanctimonious right-winger. Booker opted out early on, and was snubbed when he tried to return. His most notable achievement was a bizarre work of pseudo-sociology entitled The Neophiliacs. For years it has ploughed a right-wing furrow, and reached its nadir when it joined the pack hounding Corbyn.

    • beastrabban Says:

      Thanks, Brian. I think it somehow still thinks of itself as liberal, but you’re fight. I’ve noticed it become progressively right-wing since the 1980s until it hit that low point of Corbyn-bashing. Some of that was through its links to the Guardian and one of their journos, who fed it stories. Which shows you how far gone down the tubes the Groan has gone.

      • Brian Burden Says:

        We started taking the Guardian in 1967. We let Ditherington’s assurance, after the Rivers of Blood oration (1968) that “Mr Powell is not a racist” pass, but the persistent hounding of Corbyn, sometimes by American columnists who openly called him an anti-Semite was too much for us. I believe Steve Bell is still hanging on in there as resident cartoonist, though he has had pro-Palestinian and anti-witchhunt cartoons suppressed by the editors.

      • beastrabban Says:

        I read sometime ago that editor Kath Viner would like to turn it into a general newspaper, rather than a specifically left-wing one.

      • beastrabban Says:


      • Brian Burden Says:

        Doesn’t the silly woman – and I have to use that phrase – realise that if the Guardian becomes part of a “general” press consensus, it is bound to lose readers, since there will be nothing to mark it out from the other papers? Editorially, the paper has always followed the Ditherington “Mr Powell is not a racist” line, certainly as long as I can remember, but it has stood out by providing a platform for left-wing talent – Paul Foot, Richard Gott, Steve Bell, Posy Simmonds to name but four. It has also performed a service by allowing dodgy movements like the Paedophile Information Exchange to speak freely, and thus self-destruct in its pages. Nothing Viner does will change the public perception of the Guardian as a left-wing paper – a perception fostered of course by its Fleet Street rivals – just as nothing is going to change the bigots’ perception of the Beeb as a left-wing outfit, though there is nothing whatever to support this view. The fact that the Guardian is constantly presenting the begging bowl seems to confirm that Viner’s strategy is misguided. Starmer has driven at least 100,000 members out of the Labour Party. I would guess that a good proportion of these are also former Guardian readers!

  2. A6er Says:

    Reblogged this on Tory Britain! .

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