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British Labor’s fight with the left risks spiraling out of control – POLITICO

They believed that strengthening the left, once again, would send the message that Labor had changed since the reign of Jeremy Corbyn, under whom the party sank to its worst electoral defeat since the 1930s.

What better way to demonstrate this change to voters – now by actually listening to Labor during the campaign – than by purging one of Corbyn’s closest comrades?

But 48 hours later, the behind-the-scenes battle over the former MP’s fate risks spiraling out of control at Labor high command.

The Labor Party has changed since Jeremy Corbyn’s tenure, during which the party suffered its worst electoral setback since the 1930s. | Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images

Abbott, who had been under investigation for months over a controversial article about Jewish people’s experience of racism, spoke at a rally at his Hackney North and Stoke Newington headquarters on Wednesday evening and promised to run again whatever the decision of the party top brass. Corbyn, long blocked from responding to a report on Labour’s handling of anti-Semitism, is already running against the party he once led as an independent candidate.

Allies rewarded

The row intensified on Wednesday night when the Labor machine moved to deselect two more staunch leftists from winnable or safe Labor seats, with Lloyd Russell-Moyle and Faiza Shaheen facing disciplinary action which, under party rules, does not will not be allowed to them. to present themselves before the election, which invalidates them.

Shaheen is currently consulting with her lawyers over the decision and gave an emotional television interview on Wednesday accusing the party of purging and saying it had informed her of her plight via email.


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