Starmer has been condemned in the ‘strongest possible terms’ by the Haldane Society for his actions and inaction – and will not be allowed to rejoin unless a future AGM overturns the resolution
Labour leader Keir Starmer has been dramatically kicked out of the venerable Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers. The society, which was established more than ninety years ago, held its Annual General Meeting last night and decided that Starmer is unfit for membership.
The AGM condemned:
- Starmer’s ‘appalling policy positions’
- his manoeuvres to force Labour MPs to support a bill to allow ‘intelligence sources’ – including civilians – to commit crimes
- his disregard for migrants’ rights
- his assault on free speech
- his behaviour over schools during the pandemic
- his lack of support for unions
- his inaction on anti-Black and anti-Muslim racism
- his inaction over abuse of transgender people
Demonstrably not a socialist
The Society also concluded that Starmer is unfit for membership because he is ‘demonstrably not a socialist’ and is at odds with its principles – and condemned his behaviour ‘in the strongest terms’:
Starmer had resigned from the society when he became Director of Public Prosecutions, so the society was unable to expel him – but he will not be allowed to rejoin in future unless he is able to persuade a future society AGM to overturn the resolution and let him back in.
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