A local Labour Party group just ‘boiled some p*ss’. Keir Starmer’s, maybe?

A Constituency Labour Party (CLP) has just passed a motion that the party leadership won’t like. Or, as someone put it, the CLP’s vote is “going to boil some piss”. Let’s hope Keir Starmer’s bladder doesn’t burst when he hears this news. Peace and justice, Corbyn-style The Canary reported on the Project for Peace and Justice in December 2020. It’s a global initiative founded by former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. It says its mission statement is: To bring people together for social and economic justice, peace, and human rights, in Britain and across the world. The Peace and Justice Project will back campaigns, commission reports and develop progressive…

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Masters of War: Labour pledges commitment to NATO and Trident as Biden drops first bombs

It’s back to business as usual for British and American centrists. As Keir Starmer’s Labour prepared to announce its commitment to NATO and Trident (with newspapers inaccurately claiming that commitment had been abandoned during the Corbyn-era), US president Joe Biden launched his first airstrikes to the glee of US liberals. Trident According to a Labour press release, shadow defence lead John Healey is set to announce the party’s commitment in a speech. Healey is expected to say that the party is determined to see “defence spending produce jobs, growth and innovation in this country”: He will say that the foundations for the Government’s long-delayed Integrated Review have been…

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Suspended and expelled members win victory over Labour in the courts

Labour members expelled or suspended over antisemitism allegations will have their day in court, a judge has ruled. The decision to take the cases to a full hearing came on Wednesday 24 February after resistance from Keir Starmer’s Labour Party. Speaking about his victory at the High Court, journalist Sameh Habeeb said: I joined the Labour Party after I came to the UK as a refugee from Gaza. I thought it shared my values, but the Party has let me down. I’ve been suspended for over two years and have been gagged from responding to constant attacks on my character. I never wanted to take my own Party…

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Outrage as Labour North West bans candidates from Liverpool mayoral elections

Labour North West has barred all three shortlisted candidates for the Liverpool mayoral elections, leaving many voters confused and angry. Shortlisted candidates acting mayor Wendy Simon, current lord mayor Anna Rothery, and former deputy mayor Ann O’Byrne were supposed to be competing for Joe Anderson’s vacated position from last week. Instead, an email sent to Labour party members announced the application process would be reopened. According to the Liverpool Echo, no previous candidates are invited to apply. So hang on @UKLabour NONE of the current candidates are eligible to run for the position of Mayor of Liverpool, yet one of them has been standing in & doing the job for…

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Starmer just called the Labour movement ‘very patriotic’ then betrayed the teachers’ unions

Labour leader Keir Starmer has rejected pressure from unions to call for a phased return of schools, arguing that “ideally” all children should be back in England’s classrooms on 8 March. It comes as Starmer described the Labour movement as “very patriotic” on Sky News’ Sophy Ridge on Sunday. Trust Boris, not the unions Starmer said he hoped Boris Johnson would set out a “cautious, careful” exit from lockdown when the prime minister publishes his road map on 22 February but the full return of schools should be the aim. “Ideally I’d like to see all schools back open on 8 March and all children back in schools…

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A Labour group linked to Starmer is under investigation by the Electoral Commission

Labour Together, a group linked to Labour leader Keir Starmer, is under investigation by the Electoral Commission for alleged breaches of electoral law. Failure to declare Business Insider’s exclusive reports that Labour Together (LT), “which counts among its current directors” shadow foreign secretary Lisa Nandy, failed to declare “over £800,000 in donations within the time required under law”. Just £165,000 of the £970,492 donated to LT was declared within the 30 day period required. Another possible irregularity is the failure by LT to register a “responsible person within 30 days of accepting a reportable donation”. According to Business Insider: Figures published on the Electoral Commission website in February…

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More headache for Keir Starmer as yet another Labour group is looking to boycott the local elections

A group of Labour members is planning on not campaigning for the party in the upcoming local elections. But the problem for Keir Starmer is that this isn’t the first group saying it will ‘down tools’ for Labour. And it only adds to his woes. There’s been an ongoing ‘purge‘ of left-wing members from the Labour Party. The party has been removing, among others, Constituency Labour Party (CLP) committee members. This is because of them allowing motions in support of Jeremy Corbyn. So, as The Canary previously reported, some members are taking action. Labour members: ‘exiled’ Suspended chair of South Thanet CLP Norman Thomas helped co-found a new…

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Black Labour members are set to boycott campaigning for the party

A Labour Party grassroots group is warning that it will call on its supporters to boycott campaigning in the upcoming local elections. This is because of Keir Starmer and the party’s inaction over Black representation. But the rot surrounding this goes much further than just systems and structures. Grassroots Black Left Grassroots Black Left (GBL) is a Labour-supporting campaign group. It formed in 2017. GBL says it consists of “African, Caribbean and Asian socialist Labour Party supporters from all around Britain”. At GBL’s parliamentary launch in 2018, Clive Lewis MP said: We want set places on the Labour’s ruling NEC [National Executive Committee] for black members and dedicated…

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Labour claims the Good Friday Agreement as its ‘proudest achievement’. But it’s failed to deliver for Northern Ireland.

On 21 January, shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland Louise Haigh, began Labour’s online education programme on the 1998 Good Friday Agreement (GFA). Haigh claims the GFA was one of Labour’s “proudest achievements”. In fact, she claims it was: one of the most progressive political acts of the last century, bringing peace and power sharing after years of conflict and stalemate The GFA marked the end of the 30-year conflict between Irish republicans and British crown forces. But in this first of four webinars, Haigh ignored that almost 23 years later, the GFA has failed to achieve much of what it promised. Furthermore, her “new education programme”…

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Jeremy Corbyn’s legal battle with Labour reaches the High Court

The first stage of Jeremy Corbyn’s legal battle with Labour over his suspension from the parliamentary party will be heard by the High Court.Lawyers for the former opposition leader are applying for the disclosure of documents ahead of a possible legal challenge over his suspension.At a remote hearing on Monday afternoon, judge Lisa Sullivan will consider an application for “pre-action disclosure” by Corbyn’s legal team.His case is expected to relate to the Islington North MP’s original suspension and the negotiation with the leader of the opposition’s office over the terms of his reinstatement. Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer (Aaron Chown/PA)It has previously been reported that they will…

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