Friday, 17 November 2017

Labour’s Kafkaesque Expulsion Unit Refuses Time Extension


Not content with the fact that I am facing accusations from persons unknown, who therefore cannot be questioned or cross examined, Labour’s Kangaroo Court (sorry National Constitutional Committee) and its anonymous Chair (because I’m also not allowed to know the name of the person who is presiding over the NCC or indeed who is the chief kangaroo) have decided that I am not to be allowed an extension to the 5 weeks notice that I have been given (or less than 4 if you count the time need to actually get my case in to them). 

The unreality of the situation is demonstrated by the fact that they took a leisurely 20 months from my suspension or 17+ months from my Investigation Hearing to lay charges,  There is however an unseemly haste by McNicol’s pliant pawns to get the matter over and done with no doubt because they fear that the longer these cases drag out the more difficult it will be to carry out the expulsions.
I have therefore written to Jane Asher, the Secretary to the NCC stating that I shall not be complying with the deadline.

The Garston 3

News has also come in of 3 more ‘auto-exclusions’.

Bob Walker, Tony Lucock and Gerry Tyrell have been expelled without even the luxury of a hearing by that despicable little toady Sam Matthews who is McNicol’s chief monkey. 

They have launched a petition which I urge people to sign.

It calls upon the Party to establish an immediate inquiry to review all the circumstances of their expulsion; and also to investigate the operation of those office holders and units responsible for this and other recent disciplinary actions.

Bob, Tony and Gerry are three disabled pensioners in their seventies who are active and valued members of Garston and Halewood CLP. Bob was democratically elected by CLP members in July to be their Vice Chair for Membership. They are lifelong socialists and trade unionists who have faced politically-motivated accusations that they support another party, simply because they attend a wide variety of public political meetings, including those of TUSC.

Once again Sam Matthews, head of Labour's 'Disputes' (formerly the Compliance Unit) has expelled them without redress, despite photographic evidence that the three campaigned for weeks on end for a Labour candidate in a Tory marginal during the General Election.  Matthews was caught out by a wave of indignation when he tried to autoexclude Moshe Machover.  We got Moshe back because of the massive campaign which has still not abated.

As in my case, their accusers are anonymous.  The witch hunt thrives on anonymity and faceless accusers doing the bidding of the chief Organ Grinder Iain McNicol and his monkeys, chief among them Sam Matthews.

As in my case there is a complete absence of due process.  The CLP Chair and Executive have refused to allow CLP members to debate an emergency motion (which demanded they be afforded due process) which raises doubts about the motivations of all involved.

This is of course the constituency of the other Chicken Maria Eagle who is as detestable as her sister Angela.  Like her sister she needs the intervention of Southside in order to ensure that members don’t reselect her.

As they say on the petition, ‘the spirit and content of the charges against Bob, Tony and Gerry evoke the shameful tradition of American McCarthyism. The tactic of 'guilt by association' will inevitably rebound on the integrity and legitimacy of any who tolerate or employ them.

Let’s make sure that these bastards don’t get away with these silent expulsions.

We should also ensure that the Leftwingers on the National Executive Committee, people such as Peter Willsman and Darren Williams, have the bottle to start raising these matters on the NEC instead of pretending that it is nothing to do with them.

We also need to ensure that the 3 Momentum candidates who are coming up for election, including Jon Lansman, are forced to take a position on the witch hunt.

Tony Greenstein

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Also:  if you are interested in fighting the witch hunt join the Labour Against the Witchhunt FB page.  We are in the process of setting up a web site.

On December 2nd we will be meeting at 12.00 at the Calthorpe Arms, Greys Inn Road, Kings Cross

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