Struggling a bit with this, not Starmer sacking her - I understand he wants to set a precedent. But why was what Peake said anti-Semitic?
You can't have a pop at Israel without being called anti-semitic. Calling Netanyahu corrupt got me in hot water.
No wonder he loves Trump.Resigned from the Party today.
You resigned from the Labour Party today?
Wow - that's a big thing from you, at least in the way you portray yourself on here - and I don't doubt that you are genuine in that respect.
Fwiw it seemed to me only a question of time before Starmer would have dumped her/and her looney left mates as they are unelectable with them (remember my two rules of politics).
From what I understand this was more of a power play confrontation - she was asked several times to take down the tweet and deliberately stood her ground - so something had to give - and if it was painted (rightly or wrongly) as a anti-Semitic issue - then Starmer couldn't be seen to turn a blind eye to it and let it go.
Long- Bailey claims she had permission to put up the tweet (maybe she had) but clearly a higher view thought it best it wasn't out there and ordered it to be removed.
She must have had her reasons to put up a fight (test out Starmer's bottle perhaps?) because she would have known the consequences if he didn't bottle what he had to do (and the thinking must have been to know he would react).
Going back to my two rules in politics I can only think the left have some sort of a long term strategy to disengage with Starmer and presumably blame him and his polices for losing the 2024 GE and put themselves forward as the way forward for the Labour Party for the 2029 GE, when in all probability the country would be ripe for a change in government anyway.
Or something like that because it was always going to be a fight that she was never going to win.
Bonce, feel free to join my political ideology - namely they are all as bad as each other, politics is only a game in order to gain power and thereafter hold on to it - and they would all compromise their ideas and beliefs if they had to in order to do what was required to win.
A rhetorical question - who was the last PM who actually delivered what they truly believed in?
I would say Clem Atlee in 1945 - 1951.
Seventy years ago if so!
Quite a thought if I'm correct.