THE STAGGERS     21 April 2020 

Boris Johnson’s government is paying for its dangerous arrogance:

As the first UK coronavirus cases were confirmed, the government was focused on Brexit and destructive vendettas. 

 

 

The country has to welcome Boris Johnson’s imminent return to action after his near-death experience, but that is not to say that the Prime Minister should be given a free pass. The lamentable nature of his government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic is becoming daily more apparent.

 

 

 

 THE STAGGERS     20 April 2020 

The left’s resistance to Starmerism is taking shape

The new Labour leader’s preference for “constructive” opposition is drawing public criticism from the Corbynite left. 

 

‘Constructive’ is the word

 Keir Starmer hopes will define the opening act of his leadership, or at least his response to the coronavirus pandemic. Take his spokesperson’s readout of his latest conversation with Dominic Raab this morning: “The call was constructive.” But what does that emphasis mean for “unity”, the other watchword of Starmerism?

 

 

 

 

We repost the statement issued by the Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs on the leaked report, together with a longer article by two of the Group’s members,  Jon Trickett and Ian Lavery, which appeared in Tribune.

The latter expresses the deep shock at finding out that “some of the most senior employees of the Labour Party held its elected leadership in contempt, despised their own party members and even acted in a conspiratorial manner that undermined our 2017 general election campaign”.

We know this shock and dismay is widely shared in the Labour movement.

Statement from the Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs

 

 

‘The Leaked Labour Report Is Shameful – It’s Time for an Urgent Investigation’

By Jon Trickett and Ian Lavery, Tribune, 13 April 2020

Casual snobbery. Sexist and racist commentary. Clandestine plotting. Contempt for democracy. A sense of privilege and entitlement.

This is not the Bullingdon Club, it is what runs through the messages revealed in the leaked document which found its way online yesterday.

Many of its revelations are truly shocking.

It shows that some of the most senior employees of the Labour Party held its elected leadership in contempt, despised their own party members and even acted in a conspiratorial manner that undermined our 2017 general election campaign.

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