Yes, Long-Bailey has been stitched up, but I have little sympathy

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by Martin Odoni

Rebecca Long-Bailey is the latest high-profile figure in the Labour Party to be stitched up by the hysterical “anti-Semitism-in-the-Labour-Party” witch-hunt. The new Labour leader, Keir Starmer, once again leaving no one in any doubt as to his true right wing nature, today fired her from the Shadow Cabinet. His pretext for doing so was that she had shared on her Twitter feed an article propagating an ‘anti-Semitic conspiracy theory’. The real reason is almost certainly that Starmer and Long-Bailey were at loggerheads over the Tory decision to reopen schools while the death-rate from the CoVid-19 Coronavirus remains worryingly high. As Shadow Education Secretary, Long-Bailey, rightly, was bitterly opposed; the infection rate in schools has doubled. Starmer, “Leader of the Opposition” (HAH!) for the umpteenth time wanted to back the Government, albeit cautiously and with provisos.

The article Long-Bailey shared was an interview with actress-and-activist, Maxine…

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