Labour Activists Angry Over On MP's Expenses
Its addessed to the NEC Chair and it registers our protest at “the conduct of many Labour MPs, ministers and cabinet ministers in allowance and expense claims funded by hard working British taxpayers during the tenure of this Parliament”. It demands the removal of the Whip with immediate effect of those “have brought the party into disrepute over this issue”, and it also wants the CLP's concerned to start reselection ballots against those who have brought the Labour Party into shame, embarrassment and disgrace. Liberal Conspiracy have done brilliantly here in highlighting this.
The letter is being circulated across the Labour Party and here you can Read the full letter (pdf)
As I said yesterday, many activists across the Party are very angry in ways some MP's do not seem to acknowledge or understand. The abuse some have had to take this week is enough to knock anyone resonable for six. We will not rest until this is promptly resolved and there is evidence that it will be, but we need to make sure that protest is registered one way or another. If you are a Labour activist who feels as we do, then you can add to that protest by adding your signature to firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be helping out in Baldock and Letchworth East this coming week for the Council/Euro elections. Am not looking forward to it, will any of the Labour MP's who pathetically tried to defend the indefensible, and/or have taken a patronising and superior attitude to this scandal this week care to help me?
UPDATE: Alex Smith of LabourList has sent me this link http://tinyurl.com/pozv6x. A sure sign of what is likely to happen