Labour’s Shadow Scotland Minister Paul Sweeney has said that that the defections of several MPs from the Labour Party were part of a “necessary cleansing” of the party. Which one of his colleagues does he think needs to be “cleansed” next?
Sweeney attacked the TIGgers as “self-centred careerists” and said that “there’s a necessary cleansing that has to happen in the margins”. These are people who have left the party in protest at the endemic anti-Semitism within it…
Ian Austin, who also quit the party over anti-Semitism, but did not join the TIGgers, summed it up:
Someone has told me he is apparently the shadow Scotland minister.
They said I should call for him to be sacked.
I’m wondering why anyone would want to be on the front bench helping Jeremy Corbyn in the first place.
— Ian Austin (@IanAustinMP) March 18, 2019
No comment from Labour on what they’re going to do about it…