Labours NEC has overridden a local selection procedure at Liverpool’s Walton Constituency, instead quietly imposing an aide of Unite boss Len McCluskey to stand in one of the party’s safest seats. Labour officials announced this afternoon that they had selected Daniel Carden, a little known outsider, as candidate for Liverpool Walton.
It seems the Labour Party are incapable of recognising, never mind changing ways of doing doing business that anywhere else would be deemed corrupt; Cronyism at its worst. The question posed of course by rigging of the Labour candidacy for Liverpool Walton is this:
Was Corbyn lying when he talked about a newer, more fair way of doing politics, or is he simply too weak to impose socialist standards of democracy within the Party, never mind in the country as a whole?
No doubt Corbyinistas will blame the media, for spotting this small hypocrisy on Corbyns part…or maybe it is a new equalities policy just for friends of Len.
As a Labour voter, I like talk of privatising power and transport. But when I look at a party whose industrial policy is controlled by, predominantly, men elected by less than 10% of their unions membership, it fills me with dread for the return of old style Stalinist politics.