AN OFFICIAL gagging order has been emailed to all local Labour parties today by Blairite general secretary David Evans.
He has instructed members that they must not discuss the scandalous £600,000 pay-off to highly paid rogue party officers who worked to prevent a Labour victory in the 2017 general election. (Labour lost by fewer than 3,000 votes.)
Not only must members not discuss what Unite leader Len McCluskey called a “misuse” of party funds but it is not even “appropriate business”, Evans says, to discuss the evidence which includes WhatsApp transcripts of the gang’s traitorous behaviour, all documented in an 851 page official party report.
The report was prepared to be presented to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) as part of its inquiry into alleged antisemitism. The report was blocked and only saw the light of day because it was leaked.
The EHRC reported to the party on July 13. It has said nothing. Evans has banned speculation what the report might say and ruled anything relating to it as “not competent business”.
Evans, who previously said democracy “should as far as possible be abolished in the party”, has also told CLPs that they also cannot pass motions calling for the reversing of the IHRA definition of antisemitism which prevents criticism of Israel’s military occupation of Palestine and has been used as a weapon against left members since.
The gagging order shows that Starmer is panicking as he and his cronies come under increasing criticism.
Ever since the Coronavirus crackdown in March all local labour parties have been banned from holding all business meetings, even online meetings, but this has not stopped the growing tide of criticism coming from unofficial left-wing party groups such as Momentum, the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy and Labour Left Alliance.
Only days ago the Momentum group within Starmer’s constituency party called on the elected national bosses to back a motion of NO CONFIDENCE in Sir Keir.
UPDATE: A number of NEC members have written to Evans demanding he tells them who he spoke to about his gagging order email before it was sent and what rule gives him the right to impose censorship on members.
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