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to ask WTAF if going on in the Labour Party?

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KarlosKKrinkelbeim Wed 13-Jul-16 19:43:59

Just watched C4 news - female member of national exec almost in tears over harassment and intimidation - apparently requested a secret ballot because of fears for personal safety - Corbyn wouldn't give it.
Angela Eagle has bricks chucked through her window.
Misogynist trolling of female corbyn opponents rife online.
Who (or what) has got hold of Labour? I am not a labour supporter but friends with many - honourable and decent without exception. And also, now, turning their backs on their party.
What is going on?

CheekyMcgee Wed 13-Jul-16 20:02:15

I am a member of the Labour Party. Many of my friends are. None of us would ever harass, troll or intimidate anyone. I haven't got a clue what it going on but I think it is a very small minority of people who are doing this.

ginghambox Wed 13-Jul-16 20:07:17

One word. Momentum.

ApostrophesMatter Wed 13-Jul-16 20:08:29

The sooner Corbyn and his cronies are gone the better.

KarlosKKrinkelbeim Wed 13-Jul-16 20:12:31

I don't know any labour supporters who are like this. But I'm not sure I accept they are a small minority. the membership profile has changed, and this behaviour seems to have come with it, and is now very widespread - unless it was always there and not reported before?
I was actually quite shaken by what I saw on C4 news. This lady has served the labour party for 20+ years. What she was describing was happening at the highest level - the national exec. It shocked me that the opposition has sunk to this level.

MrHannahSnell Wed 13-Jul-16 20:12:40

Labour is doing what it always does, preferring to fight among itself rather than fighting the Tories.

lljkk Wed 13-Jul-16 20:26:14


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