Archiv: Rebecca Long-Bailey


26.06.2020 - 15:30 [ Politicshome.com ]

Keir Starmer to meet left-wing MP group amid fury over ‘anti-semitic conspiracy theory’ sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey

Keir Starmer is due to meet members of the Socialist Campaign Group on Friday amid a left-wing backlash over his decision to sack Rebecca Long-Bailey as shadow education secretary for sharing an article containing an “anti-semitic conspiracy theory”.

26.06.2020 - 10:47 [ Max Blumenthal / Twitter ]

Labour leader Keir Starmer confirms his role as establishment Thought Crime Enforcer, purging Rebecca Long-Bailey after she innocently shared an interview with a celebrity who happens to support BDS. Only pro-apartheid thoughts allowed in Labour!

26.06.2020 - 10:10 [ Sam Coates Sky / Twitter ]

The Campaign Group of left wing Labour MPs have requested a meeting with Keir Starmer about the sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey. The request has been declined

26.06.2020 - 10:09 [ Skwawkbox.org ]

Exclusive: Starmer’s cynical actions lead to unintended consequences as left begins preparations for leadership challenge

Former Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell’s quick public support for Long-Bailey is one barometer of that strength of feeling, along with a parallel show of support from Momentum founder Jon Lansman, in spite of Lansman’s recent enthusiasm for an accommodation with the ‘soft left’.

But the action goes beyond expressions of support for Long-Bailey – and the drivers for action go beyond her sacking.

Left MPs are now generating a list of supporters for a leadership challenge to take place next year, after the 2021 local elections, in the event that Starmer fails to shape up.

26.06.2020 - 10:04 [ theGuardian.com ]

Starmer’s removal of Long-Bailey has rekindled Labour’s civil war

Members of the Socialist Campaign Group of MPs, including John McDonnell and Richard Burgon, had been biding their time on the backbenches – sometimes making more strident criticisms of the government than Starmer’s, but remaining scrupulously loyal in public.

Now one of their own has been ruthlessly removed, they will feel emboldened to make their voices heard more loudly. McDonnell, who worked closely with Long-Bailey as shadow chancellor, said he stood in “absolute solidarity” with her.

26.06.2020 - 09:53 [ Jon Lansman, Lifelong Labour Leftie / Twitter ]

I retweeted this 5 hours ago without comment in a break in a Labour Party antisemitism panel – my 4th in the last month. In my view there is nothing in what Maxine Peake said that a Labour panel would view as antisemitic.

26.06.2020 - 09:45 [ Felix O'Brien / Twitter ]

Just saw this Rebecca Long-Bailey/Maxine Peake news and loudly exclaimed „OH FUCK OFF“. Starmer’s done this to make a point. The only point he’s made is that he’s a fucking coward and a fucking idiot.

26.06.2020 - 09:44 [ ManchesterEveningNews.co.uk ]

RECAP: Reaction as Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked for tweeting ‚antisemitic‘ Maxine Peake interview

Salford MP Rebecca Long-Bailey has been sacked from the shadow cabinet after she tweeted a link to an interview with actress Maxine Peake.

The shadow education secretary was forced out of her job by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, who said the interview contained an ‚antisemitic conspiracy theory‘.

25.06.2020 - 20:38 [ @OwenJones84 / Twitter ]

Sacking Rebecca Long-Bailey for sharing an interview in *the Independent* with one of Britain’s most celebrated actors because of a sentence uttered by Maxine Peake which the Independent initially justified with a link to an Amnesty International report is an absurd overreaction

25.06.2020 - 20:21 [ Haaretz ]

U.K. Labour Leader Sacks Education Spokeswoman for Sharing Article With ‚Antisemitic Conspiracy Theory‘

Long-Bailey had tweeted an Independent article written about British actress and anti-capitalist activist Maxine Peake writing „Maxine Peake is an absolute diamond.“

In the story, Peake alleges that „the tactics used by the police in America, kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, that was learnt from seminars with Israeli secret services.”