Hartlepool Constituency Labour Part (CLP) in the news again. Mike Hill, the MP who spent much of his time praising private companies, and pushing the idea of a local economy based on supporting privately owend business, was obviously the type of person Sir Kier Starmer wants as an MP. Weak enough to move with the wind on many issues, but generally Blairite enough to be yet another Right Wing Labour MP.
Now it’s revealed that Kate Hollern was used to put pressure on a Tory MP to prevent him assisting the suicidal young lady, Miss A, who is the complainant in the sexual harassment case against Mike Hill. The CLP has ensured silence, simply removed posts, and indeed showed more concern for Hill’s emotional situation than for Miss A.
Mental health is not a concern for Hartlepool CLP. My own clinical depression, not kept secret, has not prevented exclusion and mistreatment. Indeed a more general concern was not present when a young female CLP member wanted to express concern for victims of abuse and not only was ths rejected, but she found herself excluded. The rot in Hartlepool CLP are still those who hold the posts which hold power.
Not that the Tories get to claim higher ground. I helped Jade Smith her write her personal statement for university. It was full of hope that she could be someone in the Conservative Party who might encourage greater equality. She sent an open letter about her rape at the Conservative conference before walking off a cliff. No consequence to her attackers, any more than the consequences when another Conservatives Futures kid Elliot Johnson was abused then laid down in front of a train to end his life.
The public have long since excused politicians for being greedy selfish abusers, despite the positions they hold being where duty and trust should be paramount. How many of our young people suffer whilst we elect people only interested in lining their pockets, depends upon whether the majority of the population begins to care.
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