Benn’s CLP landslide to Corbyn.Watch out for ‘abuse’ accusations

The season of witch hunts



Hillary Benn’s Leeds Central CLP (Constituency Labour Party) has voted in a landslide to install supporters of Jeremy Corbyn. As the quote above from one of its new officers says, his face was a picture – one imagines not of delight.

The SKWAWKBOX congratulates Leeds CLP on an excellent democratic move – and also warns them to take extra care.

Brighton Hove and District Labour Party saw similar results not too long ago – and these were followed by a witchhunt based on invented allegations of abusive, bullying behaviour as a pretext for the suspension of the DLP and eventual expulsion of its chair.

Wallasey CLP voted in new, pro-Corbyn officers and was about to vote no-confidence in its MP, Angela Eagle, when suddenly allegations sprang up that Ms Eagle had to endure homophobic abuse – from a CLP whose chair and secretary are each the proud parents of gay…

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