Tuesday, 2 February 2016

More Portsmouth Councillors to quit Labour?

The Labour Party is beginning to eat away at itself with the near messianic intolerance of Corbyn's supporters. The largest of the independent Labour Party forums has become so dominated by the Corbynistas that it is impossible to comment on the issues of the day without being labelled as a Tory (or worse) if your views are even slightly to the right of Lenin.

On the ground this has already seen large numbers of long standing Labour members  (and supporters), let alone voters, depart.

The latest news comes from Portsmouth News

FRESH problems have emerged in Portsmouth’s Labour Party as two of its three remaining councillors consider their long-term future because of political tensions.

Councillor Aiden Gray, the deputy leader of the city’s Labour council group, says there is a ‘vendetta’ against anyone who challenges Jeremy Corbyn’s far-left views – forcing him to think about whether he should quit.

It comes after complaints were made to the Portsmouth Labour Party’s executive about negative comments Labour group leader, Cllr John Ferrett, made about Mr Corbyn.

No action has been taken against Cllr Ferrett, but the senior Labour member says he’s finding it ‘difficult’ defending his corner and is taking things ‘day to day’.

Cllr Ferrett said: ‘There were complaints made against me, largely on the basis of comments I have made about Jeremy Corbyn.

John Ferrett was the Labour Party candidate at the last general election and is a national official for the Prospect union.

His brother, Ken Ferrett left the Labour Party last year as reported on this blog: Portsmouth Labour Councillor Resigns from the Labour Party

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