Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Class war backfires on Corbyn aide
More problems for Jeremy Corbyn as one his closest political allies, Andrew Fisher faces expulsion from the Labour Party for breaking the rules during the general election.
Mr Fisher a member of the Trotskyist Socialist Action group publicly backed a candidate from the Class War party in Croydon South last May. He tweeted:
FFS, if you live in Croydon South, vote with dignity, vote @campaignbeard
This was the Twitter banner of none other than John Bigger, the anarchist candidate.
Labour Party rules specifically state:
"A member of the party who joins and/or supports a political organisation other than an official Labour group or other unit of the party, or supports any candidate who stands against an official candidate shall automatically be ineligible to be or remain a party member".
The National Executive is to consider the case in due course.
No doubt the Corbynistas who are currently organising a witch hunt against sitting MPs to deselect and remove will cry foul.
Trouble is this time there be "witches".
How the new far-left Momentum Tendency will react is not known, but watch this space....