Dugher Sacked

Dugher out:

This will go down like a cup of cold sick.

Watson breaks cover:

“Michael Dugher is a rare politician – a talented working class MP who hasn’t lost his strong Yorkshire roots. Politicians with his ability and commitment can make a difference in any role. Labour’s loss in the shadow cabinet will be compensated by Michael’s free thought on the backbenches.”

Dugher’s old friend Andy Burnham ain’t impressed:

“We face a big challenge in winning back the trust of our traditional supporters in the North and the Midlands and Michael is one of the authentic voices who can do that. I thank him for all the support he has given me and wish him well. He has served Labour with distinction and can leave the frontbench with his head held high.”

Developing…

UPDATE: Full list of Shadow Cabinet members who have publicly spoken out in support of Dugher since his sacking: Tom Watson, Andy Burnham, Lucy Powell, Vernon Coaker, Jon Ashworth, Lisa Nandy, Luciana Berger, Chris Bryant and Ian Murray.

UPDATE II: It appears Michael Dugher has updated his twitter biography in the wake of losing his Shadow Cabinet job. It now states: “Sacked by Jeremy Corbyn for too much straight talking, honest politics”Well at least he’s still got his sense of humour…

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UPDATE III:

Michael Dugher has elaborated on his sacking. Speaking to Kay Burley he stated that he was “frustrated and angry” at the “trashing of people’s reputations” by “people in the employment of Jeremy [Corbyn]”. He went on to summarise: “I took a position to speak out, and I paid the price for it”.

Jess Phillips Promises to Knife Corbyn “In the Front”

Jess Phillips warns Corbyn to look over his shoulder in an interview with Owen Jones this morning:

“I would do anything that I felt was going to make the Labour Party win the next election… The day it becomes that you are hurting us more than you are helping us: I won’t knife you in the back, I’ll knife you in the front.”

Pretty sure that day came on September 12…

Corbyn’s Fraudster ‘Tried to Fund ISIS’

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Yesterday Guido reported on the bizarre news that Jeremy Corbyn had personally intervened in the case of a criminal who fleeced elderly pensioners out of £600,000. It has since emerged that during Mohamed Dahir’s hearing at the Old Bailey, his gang were accused of using the stolen cash as a “bank of terror” to “fund and facilitate the travel” of Britons to join ISIS in Syria. What on earth was Corbyn thinking trying to get him released from prison?

Watson: Momentum “A Rabble… An Irrelevance”

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Tom Watson has been on on the Today Programme, where he had some rather choice words for Momentum and Red Ken:

Tom Watson: “I’ve seen those TV images of what went on in Stella Creasy’s constituency, the intimidation her staff must have felt, and I can only say if there were Labour Party members on that demonstration intimidating staff members of an MP like that, then I think they should be removed from the Party. It’s simply unacceptable that people conduct themselves in that way…We need to deal with it. It actually undermines our democracy if people feel frightened to express themselves.”

John Humphries: “Plenty of people say Momentum should simply be shut down, told they’re no longer welcome.”

TW: “Well I’m not a member of Momentum. They look like a bit of a rabble to me but I don;’t think they’re particularly a problem for the Labour Party… I just don’t think they’re that effective. I think they’re a bit of an irrelevance in this debate, but if there are people who are linked to Momentum who are intimidating Labour Party members then I think we should deal with it.”

Watson on Ken:

TW: “Well I’m not entirely certain if his words are unifying the Labour Party this week. As the nearest thing there is to a Labour elder, and he’s getting on a bit now Ken, he should probably know that this is the week we should be trying to bring people back together. But he’s entitled to his opinions isn’t he and he’s not elected now. [Should Ken agree to a period of silence?] I think that would be an impossible dream John, but I think he should calm down a bit.”

Wonder what many of those who swept Watson to victory in the deputy leadership election think of him this morning…

Labour Rebels In Full

This is the full list of 67 Labour rebels who backed the government’s motion on Syria. The chief whip Rosie Winterton was one of 10 abstentions, saving her from opposing the leader’s position.

Heidi Alexander (Lewisham East), Ian Austin (Dudley North), Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West), Kevin Barron (Rother Valley), Margaret Beckett (Derby South), Hilary Benn (Leeds Central), Luciana Berger (Liverpool Wavertree), Tom Blenkinsop (Middlesbrough South & Cleveland East), Ben Bradshaw (Exeter), Chris Bryant (Rhondda), Alan Campbell (Tynemouth), Jenny Chapman (Darlington), Vernon Coaker (Gedling), Ann Coffey (Stockport), Yvette Cooper (Normanton, Pontefract & Castleford), Neil Coyle (Bermondsey & Old Southwark), Mary Creagh (Wakefield), Stella Creasy (Walthamstow), Simon Danczuk (Rochdale), Wayne David (Caerphilly), Gloria De Piero (Ashfield), Stephen Doughty (Cardiff South & Penarth), Jim Dowd (Lewisham West & Penge), Michael Dugher (Barnsley East), Angela Eagle (Wallasey), Maria Eagle (Garston & Halewood), Louise Ellman (Liverpool Riverside), Frank Field (Birkenhead), Jim Fitzpatrick (Poplar & Limehouse), Colleen Fletcher (Coventry North East), Caroline Flint (Don Valley), Harriet Harman (Camberwell & Peckham), Margaret Hodge (Barking), George Howarth (Knowsley), Tristram Hunt (Stoke-on-Trent Central), Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central), Alan Johnson (Hull West & Hessle), Graham Jones (Hyndburn), Helen Jones (Warrington North), Kevan Jones (Durham North), Susan Elan Jones (Clwyd South), Liz Kendall (Leicester West), Dr Peter Kyle (Hove), Chris Leslie (Nottingham East), Holly Lynch (Halifax), Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham & Morden), Pat McFadden (Wolverhampton South East), Conor McGinn (St Helens North), Alison McGovern (Wirral South), Bridget Phillipson (Houghton & Sunderland South), Jamie Reed (Copeland), Emma Reynolds (Wolverhampton North East), Geoffrey Robinson (Coventry North West), Joan Ryan (Enfield North), Lucy Powell (Manchester Central), Ruth Smeeth (Stoke-on-Trent North), Angela Smith (Penistone & Stocksbridge), John Spellar (Warley), Gisela Stuart (Birmingham Edgbaston), Gareth Thomas (Harrow West), Anna Turley (Redcar), Chuka Umunna (Streatham), Keith Vaz (Leicester East), Tom Watson (West Bromwich East), Phil Wilson (Sedgefield) and John Woodcock (Barrow & Furness).

Pictures Emerge of Corbyn Attending Segregated Rally

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In the wake of a number of Labour MPs attending a gender segregated rally on Sunday, pictures have emerged of Jeremy Corbyn attending a similarly segregated meeting. The event was organised by the Enough Coalition Against Islamophobia, and featured an audience entirely separated by gender. Men were sitting in the middle, women were relegated to the wings. Apparently the Labour leader thinks it’s acceptable to leave ladies in the cheap seats. #Everydaysexism…

H/T ImVincetMurphy

Stop The War Force Labour To Cancel Event

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Labour have been forced to cancel a phone canvassing event in support of Oldham by-election candidate Jim McMahon at their Brewers Green HQ tonight. The safety of those attending the phonebank could not be guaranteed because Stop the War are marching on it in protest at Corbyn’s decision to allow a free vote. Labour sources are understandably furious. Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face…

Labour Hold Another Segregated Rally

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Labour MPs attended a gender segregated rally in Oldham last night, with photos released from the meeting clearly showing Muslim women and men being seated seperately. The event was hosted by the Labour affiliated group Labour Friends of Bangladesh, in support of Jim McMahon, the party’s candidate in the upcoming by-election. A wide selection of Labour MPs and officials attended, including the candidate Jim McMahon, Naz Shah, Angela Rayner, Khalid Mahmood, Rushanara Ali, Shabana Mahmood and Debbie Abrahams. Abrahams states in in her twitter biography that she is interested in “inequalities”. Although Guido presumes this doesn’t include gender inequalities…

Readers will be well aware that this isn’t the first, or even second, time senior Labour figures have attended gender segregated rallies. When will Labour come out and denounce this gender apartheid?

#SaveJez: Get Behind the Leader!

save+jezGuido is very alarmed that senior Labour MPs are now openly calling for Jeremy Corbyn’s resignation, including ex-minister John Spellar. Speaking to Radio 5 Live about the cabinet ministers who support Syrian intervention, Spellar said “they should not resign…if anyone […]

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Ken Livingstone: 7/7 Bombers “Gave Their Lives In Protest against Iraq Invasion”

Ken Livingstone extraordinarily claimed last night that the July 7th terrorists sacrificed themselves in a protest against British foreign policy. Speaking on Question Time he said:

“Go and look at what they put on their website. They did those

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John MaoDonnell Didn’t Consult His Deputy About Little Red Book

Seema Malhotra was on Newsnight last night, where she was quizzed about John McDonnell’s bizarre decision to quote […]

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Carswell Unveils Labour’s New Social Media Code of Conduct

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Readers will be aware that Labour have been busy devising a new code of conduct for social media, hushing up party members and MPs who are critical of Jeremy Corbyn online. Just what the code of conduct will stipulate has […]

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