- Oct 25, 2017
The contrast between Tom Watson and John McDonnell's reaction to the Berger situation is something else :(
Nah, I don't like group punishments, I would stop the deselection stuff and investigate any abusive behaviour, chuck out anyone being a bigot and then let the local party decide if they want her or not.
I agree, the CLP should be temporarily suspended, while the investigation takes place. The guy who said disruptive zionist should be kicked straightaway to make an example of him.
That's my main problem with Tom Watson suspending the party idea, she's clearly checked out of the party in her mind, she is just hanging around to use her status if the new party happens.The fact Berger repeatedly went on TV and radio and doesn't deny she's going to jump ship at the first opportunity will now no doubt be lost because some shitheel racist just wanted to stir the pot and everyone was happy to fan the flames.
Another spectacular own goal which will do absolutely nothing for anyone.
edit: meanwhile you've got people like Christopher Chope above still making decisions
Anyone who says they want to leave a political party should face deselection.
I like the idea that the party leadership asking MPs not to break away and form a new is party is beyond the pale. After the SDP they now what will happen, they will fade into oblivion and only the Tories will benefit.
If she is going to leave in the future let her leave and the membership can select someone new and not look like they kicked out a Jewish lady out of the party. The optics look super bad.
Wonder if they’ll actually be a centrist party or just soft Tory.
Hahaha. Oh god. I mean I fucking loathe Corbyn but this is hahaha so bad.
Ha ha What. Rowling is not anywhere near ready for that, surely they could find someone more fitting lol
Everyone involved needs to take a deep breath, it really shouldn't be this difficult.
Well they should be smart enough to know that. Yet they keep threatening it. I don’t care about making the party purer, but you can only put up with someone saying ‘I’m leaving, honest!’ before wanting them to just get it over with
Not only that, but how much of a vote share per constituency the Labour and <new party> take off each other..
Well I guess that solves the issue of potentially being humiliated by losing to a Labour candidate in their former patch.
Lol, a 10 year plan, I give it until the next general election and they quickly become nobodies, why wouldn't you leverage your MP status and actually try to win.