Accused senior Sandwell Labour figure referred to NCC – but most senior still not suspended

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The SKWAWKBOX has covered the ongoing controversy in the West Midlands borough of Sandwell at some length, where the local Labour Party has been riven by allegations over the behaviour of senior Labour figures – and that those senior figures … Continue reading

Labour suspends party members in ‘antisemitic’ Facebook group

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Labour suspends party members in ‘antisemitic’ Facebook group Jeremy Corbyn was active in closed group Palestine Live but says he did not see offensive posts and left in 2015 Labour has suspended several party members who posted in a closed … Continue reading

Labour ‘in total disarray’ over antisemitism allegations, campaigners claim

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Labour ‘in total disarray’ over antisemitism allegations, campaigners claim Activists warn anti-Jewish sentiment becoming ‘institutionalised’ in party and call unit responsible for tackling complaints ‘disjointed, confused and chaotic’ Labour activists campaigning against antisemitism in the party have hit out at officials … Continue reading

Labour riven by infighting over gender recognition

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Labour riven by infighting over gender recognition Activists divide on issues such as trans women on all-female shortlists A veteran feminist and opponent of government plans to streamline how people can legally change their gender aims to set up a … Continue reading

Corbyn ally Andy Kerr accused of ‘unnacceptable intimidation’

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A senior Labour MP has accused an ally of Jeremy Corbyn of “unacceptable” intimidating behaviour in a dispute over an internal party election. Lucy Powell, the former shadow education secretary, was among those who objected to the treatment of Katrina … Continue reading

Pro-Corbyn group accused of blocking NEC officer vote

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A row has broken out at Labour’s National Policy Forum (NPF) gathering after a vote to elect a new chair was cancelled. The winner of the election, expected to have been Ann Black, would have joined the eight-strong group of … Continue reading

Antisemitism goes unpunished at fractious party meetings

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Antisemitism goes unpunished at fractious party meetings Labour Party figures are angry that disciplinary action has not been taken against members in a branch that was allegedly beset by incidents of antisemitism “with troubling regularity”. An investigation was conducted into … Continue reading