The unacceptable face of Rotherham labour politics showed itself for what it is, as a result of their own botched selection. This resulted, not in a candidate of undoubted ability and track record such as Richard Burgon, but a complete unknown, with a decidedly dodgy labour pedigree.
What looked like a clever move by Tom Watson and labour’s NEC on Monday, turned into a disaster on the Tuesday night. Where is Tom Watson? Disappeared just like Tom Wrigglesworth?
Labour’s selection meeting turned into farce when, frustrated that their outrageous behaviour at the meeting went unrewarded, walked out! This was ight in front of Len Tingle and the BBC’s cameras, showing the whole country labour’s disarray!
Those whose behaviour before, during the selection meeting and subsequently, that has been simply outrageous, must be properly held to account. Many labour members and others simply can’t understand why Akhtar and others, have not been suspended from labour already? Just how much disrepute must one person cause before the party disciplines them?
Should labour lose on Thursday, which now seems more than likely, this will have been the pivotal moment, when they lost it!