THE results of a “nightmare” inquiry into Labour infighting are to be published within weeks in a development that will further erode Sir Keir Starmer’s attempts to unify the party, reports the Guardian.
Insiders have become concerned that Starmer has created a “major flashpoint” by launching an independent inquiry to examine the commissioning, publication and contents of a highly controversial party report leaked last year.
The report, drawn up at the end of Jeremy Corbyn’s time as leader, alleges that internal hostility to his leadership hampered efforts to tackle antisemitism and damaged the 2017 election campaign.
Concerns have now emerged over the scale and unpredictability of the independent inquiry, which insiders fear has taken on “a life of its own”. It is understood to have received hundreds of submissions. Party figures said the inquiry was going “anywhere and everywhere”.
Another said: “We have created a real millstone here. This could be sorted out, frankly, in a few weeks, but the inquiry seems to be looking at everything. It’s become a nightmare.”
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