ANDREW PIERCE: ‘Cover-up’ row hitting Keir Starmer on home turf | Daily Mail Online


ANDREW PIERCE: This month, two female former staffers called on Labour to end its use of confidentiality agreements to ‘cover up’ sexual harassment allegations. It’s a bad look for Starmer.

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Be it Tory or Labour there are some very ‘bad smells’ in politics will or does this extend to other Parties, who knows.

All though Westminster is not the total ‘Gentlemens Club’ and I use that loosely, it still has a far way to go. As  for some male MPs gentlemen is not the correct terminology as for some misogynistic, pervert, slimeball, abuser and others could be more correct.

There may not be many, but the few cast for the many and one is too many and there appears to be many more than one.

For far too long the political, so called, elite have done what they wish, wherever and whenever they wish to. The Houses of Parliament need to correct their order and if they are unable or unwilling then this has to be done by outside forces. However, from events over the years the Met Police too need to correct their order, but somewhere there must be a force or forces which need to be allowed to correct  the behaviours of the few.

Source: ANDREW PIERCE: ‘Cover-up’ row hitting Keir Starmer on home turf | Daily Mail Online

Labour press ‘in hiding’ – no confirmation whether Coyle’s membership suspended or just whip – SKWAWKBOX


Party press office not answering phones as awareness of right-winger’s suspension after racism allegations.  Labour’s press office has battened down the hatches and is ignoring its phones

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Seems hiding is not the prerogative of only one party, so much for honesty and transparency, UK politics at its worst.

But, perhaps one party is worst than the others or is there more to come

 

Source: Labour press ‘in hiding’ – no confirmation whether Coyle’s membership suspended or just whip – SKWAWKBOX

Labour suspends Bootle branch that demanded Starmer resign over S*n column – SKWAWKBOX


Bootle Labour party unanimously called for Starmer to resign for cosying up with hated rag. Now branch that proposed motion has been suspended by Labour in what members regard as revenge attack Lab…


Politics can be and is very ‘dirty’ on all sides of the ‘House’ and at times the House appeasers to be a children’s playground and in doing so annoys the electorate and bring  politics disrepute, when it should be respected. The booing, shouting and many other actions causing the Speaker to request silence so persons talking can be heard, to me shows that none of the persons doing so are suitable to be MPs and certainly not deserved of respect.

I agree politics at elections need to but followed, but when MPs are elected the sole purpose should be to do what is required for their constituents no matter how they voted and also the best for the country, party politics should have no bearing, but many just voted down Party lines whether they be good for the country or not, the Party comes first when it should be constituents and country.

But this is the same the World over, but needs to be changed for all of our continued existence.

As to the current situation, I want honesty, which is in very short supply within the whole of Parliament, but expressly so with Boris and even Keir. Boris because he appears incapable to be honest, but that was clear well before he became Prime Minister, so why should we be surprised now, we got what we voted for, so in much respect the electorate is to blame.

But as to Keir I would never trust him, as he believes he is still in court supporting who is paying him, whether they be guilty or not, as that is his preferred profession.

Labour started as being the voice of working people, but over the years the defined ‘working people’ is not the people for whom the party was created for. It was for people who had no one speaking for them and did not have the resources themselves to pay out for someone. Now, many in Parliament have funds which the original Members could only dream about and have lost the ideals of why the Party was formed. It needs to go back to its roots, not just at the top but at every levels.

 

Source: Labour suspends Bootle branch that demanded Starmer resign over S*n column – SKWAWKBOX

Whilst he demands Boris bails out Branson with Britain’s £billions, Sir Starmer shafts low income renters facing “Tsunami of evictions” – Nye Bevan News


To the shock of almost nobody Knight of the Realm Keir Starmer has stuck the knife into the very people he is supposed to be sticking up for as Labour leader – the poorest. The newly selected Labour leader enraged the core Labour base by u turning on protection for renters while calling on the […]

Source: Whilst he demands Boris bails out Branson with Britain’s £billions, Sir Starmer shafts low income renters facing “Tsunami of evictions” – Nye Bevan News

These are the questions Labour must answer if it is ever to win again | Martin Kettle | Opinion | The Guardian


The party needs to take time for judgments to settle about its descent into the electoral abyss, says Guardian columnist Martin Kettle

Source: These are the questions Labour must answer if it is ever to win again | Martin Kettle | Opinion | The Guardian

Tony Blair ‘sought EU funding while lobbying for second referendum’ | London Evening Standard


Former prime minister Tony Blair was seeking funding from the EU while lobbying for a second referendum, it has been reported. The ex-Labour leader pushed this year for a second referendum and has

Source: Tony Blair ‘sought EU funding while lobbying for second referendum’ | London Evening Standard

‘Funny tinge’ Blairite who defected to Lib Dems demands £22,000 when she loses her seat – Nye Bevan News


“I cannot underestimate my horror in finding in the latest guidance these payments are only available if you stand in the same ‘seat’ – The implications of this are terrifying.”

“As you can imagine being an MP for a considerable amount of time these payments provided some comfort in the event of losing on election day.”

“Given I had no option but to move to another party and then no option but to move to a vacant candidacy, I honestly consider I am being discriminated against,” Smith claimed she had to run in a different seat because the Lib Dems had already selected a MP candidate in Penistone.

HER DECISION TO LEAVE LABOUR AND JOIN THE LIB DEMS WAS HER OWN.

She continued: “To be honest it is terrifying me and cannot say loud enough that I feel aggrieved that after serving our country for last 14 1/2 years I could lose everything because of this rule that if implemented would cost me around £22,000 in loss of Office Payment and 2 months net pay.”

 

Source: ‘Funny tinge’ Blairite who defected to Lib Dems demands £22,000 when she loses her seat – Nye Bevan News

Super-rich prepare to leave UK ‘within minutes’ if Labour wins election | News | The Guardian


The super-rich are preparing to immediately leave the UK if Jeremy Corbyn becomes prime minister, fearing they will lose billions of pounds if the Labour leader does “go after” the wealthy elite with new taxes, possible capital controls and a clampdown on private schools.

Lawyers and accountants for the UK’s richest families said they had been deluged with calls from millionaire and billionaire clients asking for help and advice on moving countries, shifting their fortunes offshore and making early gifts to their children to avoid the Labour leader’s threat to tax all inheritances above £125,000.

The advisers said a Corbyn-led government was viewed as a far greater threat to the wealth and quality of life of the richest 1% than a hard Brexit.

 

Source: Super-rich prepare to leave UK ‘within minutes’ if Labour wins election | News | The Guardian

Swinson sells out Remainers as Farage set to announce non aggression pact with BoJo to fight Labour in Leave seats – Nye Bevan News


Breaking: “Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party is due to make an announcement tomorrow at 11am. They are expected to announce an informal non aggression pact with the Tories under Boris Johnson to fight for Brexit in Leave voting seats.

This marks a change from threatening to stand a candidate in all 650 UK constituencies. 

The deposits alone eat up £300,000 and given local spending rules to compete in each seat the average permissible spend is £10,000 per seat so that is £6 million. On top of that parties can spend up to 3 times that nationally.

 

Source: Swinson sells out Remainers as Farage set to announce non aggression pact with BoJo to fight Labour in Leave seats – Nye Bevan News