A report by a group called Just Yorkshire has seriously criticised Sarah Champion MP, essentially calling her a callous racist. To many it appears to be highly political, not least because it asks that the Labour Party take actions to prove its credentials as an anti racist organisation.
While the phrasing is somewhat obtuse in this context it can only mean further censure of Sarah Champion. It’s reasonable to think they mean deselection.
All 6 Labour Councillors in the Wards of Boston Castle and Rotherham East were asked by email if they had any knowledge of, or were dealing with Just Yorkshire.
Five replied saying no. Taiba Yasseen did not reply at all. However she was on record as saying that she would NOT be attending a forthcoming meeting, called by Just Yorkshire.
Then a picture emerges of the closed meeting of Just Yorkshire that she was supposedly not attending. There is a person looking to me very much like Taiba Yasseen, and I’ve comments from several Labour members saying the same, including two who worked closely with her
As a citizen of Boston Castle and Party member I feel I have a right to know where Councillor Yasseen stands and what she has done with regard to what I consider a vicious attack on a Labour MP . It is called democratic transparency, it is called accountability.
Is that reasonable for me to ask, or is my endeavor to get at the truth some form of harassment?
Here is what I tweeted:
About 5 people contacted me privately, but here are the two public responses.
Note that they do not answer the core question, instead accusing me of various small misdemeanors. Wouldn’t it just be easier to publish the name and a few details about who this person is, if not Taiba Yasseen?
It seems Robin has forgotten the reports saying how accusations of racism have been used to suppress investigation, argument and debate. By the way, several respondents disagree with his statement about Taiba.
All I want to know is did my Ward Councillor get involved in group and a report that is attacking a political colleague. Fairly simple really. Is that somehow harassment?