MOMENTUM members of Sir Keir Starmer’s own Camden party have called on Labour Party National Executive Committee members to back their motion of no confidence in him.
The motion accuses Starmer of failing to take immediate action against former staff whose racism, sexism, and discrimination in favour of able-bodied people was exposed in the leaked report on antisemitism.
That he overturned the Conference decision opposing the occupation of Kashmir; downplayed the international Black Lives Matter movement as “a moment” and called the demand to defund the police as nonsense.
He kept Rachel Reeves in his shadow cabinet after she praised Lady Astor, an infamous Nazi sympathiser and antisemite; dismissed criticism of apartheid Israel as “antisemitic” and finally failed in his duty as Leader of the Opposition to hold the Tory government to account for its mishandling of the pandemic.
“Starmer’s statement that he needs “unconscious bias” training, is both an admission and misdirection: His racism has been conscious and consistent and has no place in an anti-racist party. In the process he makes racism a personal psychological problem and not a systemic social disaster.
“He has brought the Labour Party into disrepute with some of its most loyal supporters, BAME communities.
“Therefore Momentum Camden calls on the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party to pass a motion of No Confidence in Keir Starmer.
“We also call on Momentum’s National Co-ordinating Group to support this demand and publicise its support to all local Momentum groups.
Sam Weinstein, Secretary of the Camden Momentum, also accused Sir Starmer of “failing to hold the police accountable for deaths in police custody.”
This follows earlier criticisms of him for working “closely with the police in prosecuting and convicting people who were overwhelmingly working class and disproportionately people of colour” as Director of Public Prosecutions; ordering “the fast-tracking of extradition of Julian Assange”; and attacks his support for “Zionism without qualification”.
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