One time human rights barrister Keir Starmer once again inexplicably ordered every Labour MP not to vote – to abstain – on a highly contentious Tory bill to give informers and other state appointed agents a licence to kill or commit lesser crimes, scot free.
Socialists and trade unions and environmental activists are certain they will be the main target of this blank cheque to various security services, their informants and lesser state agencies with no security function.
The first time the bill came before the Commons the usual suspects defied the party Whip supported by three front bench MPs who were immediately sacked for their disobedience, then front bencher Dan Carden resigned his post and joined the rebels brining the number of rebels up to eight.
At Thursday night’s vote 34 members of the Parliamentary party’s left Socialist Campaign Group, which until now has little backbone, snubbed Starmer and voted against the Tories’ infringement on our human rights.
London MPs: Corbyn Jeremy, Ribeiro-Addy Bel, Osaamar Kate, McDonnell John, Gardiner Barry, Butler Dawn, Begum Apsana, Abbott Diane;
Manchester MPs: Morris Grahame, Mishra Navendu, Long Bailey Rebecca, Lloyd Tony;
Merseyside MPs: Whitley Mick, Johnson Kim, Greenwood Margaret, Carden Dan, Byrne Ian and Barker Paula;
Midlands MPs: Whittome Nadia, Sultana Zarah, Owen Sarah and Hopkins Rachel;
Tyne and Wear MPs: Osborne Kate and Mearns Ian;
Yorkshire MPs: Trickett Jon, Burgon Richard and Blake Olivia,
And Welsh MPs Winter Beth and Davies Geraint.
Ali Tohir, Birmingham; Foy Mary Kelly, Durham; Lewis Clive Norfolk, Lavery Ian, Northumberland and Russell-Moyle Lloyd South coast;
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