Bullies And The Balance Of Power

JEREMY CORBYN’S hard-left backers today seized control of the body that investigates racism, bullying and sexual harassment in Labour.

Christine Shawcroft, a Momentum supporter once suspended by the party, took over as Labour’s disciplinary chief as pro-Corbyn followers voted to oust veteran chair Ann Black.

 Christine Shawcroft, centre, is now in charge of handling complaints in Labour>Mark Kerrison / Alamy Stock Photo>
Christine Shawcroft, centre, is now in charge of handling complaints in Labour

Ms Shawcroft was temporarily suspended in 2015 for supporting the disgraced mayor of Tower Hamlets, Luthfur Rahman.

The coup is the first show of strength by Momentum - Jeremy Corbyn’s standing army - since his supporters seized control of Labour’s ruling NEC body on Monday.

And the move immediately sparked fresh fears of a cull of moderate Labour MPs and members by Corbyn supporters.

Momentum was set up as a grassroots movement backing Jeremy Corbyn after he won the Labour leadership in 2015.

 Veteran Ann Black has been removed from her position>Russell Hart / Alamy Stock Photo>
Veteran Ann Black has been removed from her position

On Monday, Momentum founder Jon Lansman and two others from the group won slots on Labour’s NEC - giving Corbynites the balance of power on the body that sets policies and rules.

Moderate MPs reacted in horror and vowed to stand as independents in the Commons if threatened with de-selection in the run-up to the next election.

Speaking today, Stephanie Lloyd of the centrist Labour group Progress said: “Targeting Ann Black shows the contempt the Momentum-left have for party democracy when things do not go their way.”

Ms Shawcroft was suspended by Labour in 2015 after echoing Ken Livingstone in her public support for Mr Rahman.

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She said the temporary suspension was a “travesty, an injustice and miscarriage of justice”.

Ann Black in November spoke of the importance of deciding long-standing abuse cases, notably anti-Semitic ones.

She said: “Anyone who thinks these cases are trivial should read the obscene, racist, misogynistic, homophobic and anti-semitic sewage which we have to wade through.”

Source : https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5354678/hard-left-activists-seize-control-of-panel-which-rules-on-bullying-and-racism-in-labour-in-fresh-victory-for-corbyn/

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