GOING against the Leader’s script, sacked former shadow education spokeswoman Rebecca Long-Bailey has published a series of tweets effectively telling Sir Keir Starmer: “Told you so.”
Though critical of the Tories’ headlong rush to restart the economy no matter what the death toll, her criticisms also clearly target Sir Keir Starmer who sacked her as his shadow Cabinet education spokesman.
The reason he gave was that her retweet about the Israeli army’s involvement in the training of the US’s murderous police by the Israeli army (which has proved to be true) was, Starmer ludicrously claimed, anti-semitic.
But it was widely reported at the time that her sacking was really because of her opposition to Sir Keir’s policy that parents had a “duty” to send their children back to school, which was even stronger than the Tory government’s message.
At that time she privately disagreed with him, now it’s in public, as one school after another shuts down after barely being open a week because of C-19 outbreaks which Sir Keir and Boris said would not happen.
She will now have to wait to see if she will be reprimanded as MPs Diane Abbott and Bell Riberio-Addy were for a lesser offence than showing up forensic Sir Keir.
Diane and Bell were ordered to apologise for taking part in an online meeting of left activists which happened to have two expelled Jewish party members, Jackie Walker and Tony Greenstein, among the 400 strong audience.
In good Labour left tradition the two apologised without the slightest protest, showing once again how it was that Jeremy Corbyn battled the right with little support from members of the Parliamentary Labour Party.
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