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Labour PM spearheading anti-Corbyn campaign faces deselection by local members

MEMO | September 7, 2018

Labour members have voted to oust the MP spearheading a campaign against the party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Enfield North PM Joan Ryan, chair of Labour Friends of Israel, lost the vote 95 to 92 yesterday and is likely to face deselection before the next election.

Labour members moved to remove Ryan due to her activities over the past few years, which they say have undermined the Labour Party and its leader Jeremy Corbyn. Ryan has denounced Corbyn on several occasions while leading a very public campaign against him.

Writing for the Jewish Chronicle she said that Corbyn “appalled” her and his “behaviour” will get no better. Her article was viewed by many as a call to remove Corbyn as the Labour leader.

Ryan’s role as chair of Labour Friends of Israel has also brought her into conflict with her constituents. She was exposed in an undercover documentary by Al Jazeera of working with the Israeli embassy. She was seen falsely accusing another Labour member and a pro-Palestinian activist of being anti-Semitic.

Complaints raised against her in the Labour party disciplinary procedure said: “We believe our MP[Joan Ryan] has acted against decency, fairness and natural justice.” The motion was made in relation to Ryan’s false allegations against the pro-Palestinian activist.

Ryan’s false statement was caught on video and the whole incident was captured on camera by an undercover reporter working for Al Jazeera, and broadcast in the film “The Lobby” last year.

Ryan reacted to the no confidence vote with abusive comments directed at Labour members that had helped campaign for her and get her elected.

Her comments were widely criticised: “So you lost a vote and you use abusive terms to label those who no longer support you. I bet you didn’t have such contempt for members when they went out to get you re-elected. Genuine Labour members voted against you. Respect democracy” wrote one of Ryan’s followers on Twitter.

Ryan said she will not be resigning: “I am Labour through and through and I will continue to stand up and fight for Labour values” she said on Twitter.

Labour MP Gavin Shuker also revealed that he had lost a no confidence vote in his Luton constituency.

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September 7, 2018 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. “Joan Ryan, chair of Labour Friends of Israel, lost the vote 95 to 92 yesterday and is likely to face deselection before the next election”.

    The fact that the competing parties in the British Parliament have internal “societies” that openly show allegiance to a Foreign country is quite astonishing. Their first and only focus should be on their own constituents, as part of the greater electorate. Surely that have enough to worry about in the execution of their day to day responsibilities, than to also focus on a foreign country in the Middle East which is controversial to say the least, and involved in aggression towards its neighbours AND keeping the Palestinian people in the World’s largest Concentration Camp in Gaza(and the West Bank), and openly killing them at random.
    It is a stark indication that Israel is OPENLY interfering in the politics of another country(ie Great Britain), in the same way that AIPAC has ENORMOUS power within the American political system. It also makes a mockery of the purported “Russian interference in the American election process” propaganda.

    A complete “CLEANOUT” of the British AND American political system is WAY OVERDUE…….

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | September 10, 2018 | Reply

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