June 14th, 2013

Labour Accuse Candidate of ‘Tower Hamlets-Style’ Stitch Up

Labour’s internal infighting in Enfield has taken a disturbing turn. Alev Cazimoglu, close ally of expenses piggy candidate hopeful Joan Ryan, has been suspended from the party’s candidates panel. Guido has seen a letter from Enfield Labour procedure secretary Tim Leaver accusing Cazimoglu of:

“financial inducements or inducements in kind offered to attempt to secure support” and “interfering with or putting under duress a member in regard to how they vote.”

Local Labour sources tell Guido that the allegations involve Cazimoglu and Ryan plotting to ferry an elderly resident to a selection meeting and telling her which way to vote. They deny the allegations. Candidates have been warned:

“any candidates found speaking to members outside of shortlisting or selection meetings will be barred from the process. They are not allowed to ferry members to meetings or try  to influence the way they vote.”

One concerned local party veteran fears “it’s all gone a bit Tower Hamlets”Surely one for Labour’s campaign coordinator to investigate…

See also: Tom Watson Fingered Over Plotting Dinner, Voters Warn Labour Expenses Piggy Not to Run, Labour Expenses Piggy Tries to Run Again.


41 Comments

  1. 1
    Apple says:

    Power. It’s all about power

  2. 2
    Bollocks Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Closing down the Greek national broadcaster sets a very dangerous precedent.

    • 5
      The Telly tax is a Tax says:

      Chap on the PM programme told Eddie Mair it’s different in the UK as the BBC is not funded out of taxation.

      Well he was lying.

      22. Since our last report there has been a significant change in the position of the licence fee. In January 2006 the Office of National Statistics re-classified the
      licence fee as a tax.

      http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200506/ldselect/ldbbc/128/128i.pdf

      • 12

        It is not a tax, it’s an involuntary ‘gift’, backed up with the threat of prison.

        • 14
          Ben. E. Fitz says:

          Just like my extra bedroom annual license fee

          • Mars Attacks says:

            And people with some money are not exempt from being skinned – if you buy a house to do up or develop, that has been empty for 2 years+, you will pay 150% of the council tax – yep that’s one and a half times the rate – until you sell it.

            Someone remind me – who do the councils think they fuck.ing work for again?

            “Britain finds it necessary to shoot an admiral from time to time “pour l’encouragement des autres” – what should we do to these freeloading pettifogging autocrats?

        • 20
          The House of Lords says:

          “in line with the definition of a tax, the licence fee is a compulsory payment

          http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200506/ldselect/ldbbc/128/128i.pdf

        • 32
          Matilda says:

          So, if it is a tax then we can legally offset it in our tax returns?

          (That’s if you actually pay it in the first place though, innit?)

        • 33
          mad, swivel-eyed loon says:

          Definition of a gift:

          “A thing given willingly to someone without payment; a present”

          So it is certainly not a gift.

  3. 3
  4. 4
    The Loony Left says:
    • 7
      Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

      None of this would have been known without the BBC.

      I just cannot understand why people begrudge paying the TV licence fee. The amount of content the BBC puts out, from TV to radio to online, news, documentaries, entertainment, music, the list is endless. And all advert-free. The latter is worth £12 a month on its own. Contrast this with the mind-numbing tripe that ITV puts out. Cowell-shite, Jungle-shite, Kyle-shite, Keith Lemon shite, etc etc. The BBC shelters us from this garbage.

      The £12 a month is phenomenal value for money. It could not be done unless everyone subscribed. If the way it is financed could be construed as ‘socialist’ then it just goes to show what can be done when the state, instead of private enterprise, works for the common good rather than profit.

      We can learn a lot from the way the BBC is constituted. Long may it continue.

    • 18
      Stella Creasy's pussy says:

      “Feed me, feed me now…”

  5. 10
    Ed Miliband, Lord Glasman, Arnie Graf and Luciana Berger says:

    Guido

    We are following this story on your blog from our plush London offices…

    Why can’t these plebs behave?

    And why can’t they obey opur orders

    After all, we are Labour’s Uber High Command

    The little people must OBEY us….

  6. 21
    Suggestions Welcome says:
  7. 29
    Real world says:

    Just how corrupt must Labour be when an insider describes it as “it’s all gone a bit Tower Hamlets”.

  8. 36
    John Tandy says:

    Why am I not surprised ?

  9. 38
    Rob says:

    You cannot influence the panel, but an awful lot of Labour candidates seem to be the son or daughter of a Labour bigwig.

  10. 41

    Any libdim reading this will be scratching its head. This is exactly how the liberals have always approached actual elections.


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