LABOUR MP ATTACKED AFTER MAY WHIPPED UP #Hate!!

LABOUR MP ATTACKED AFTER MAY WHIPPED UP #Hate!!

Brighton Kemptown Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle was out in the streets of Kemptown with a film crew from ITV news today (21st March)

The day after Theresa May’s TV address to the nation, acussing MPs of betraying the people who voted for Brexit.

A man started shouting at Mr Russell-Moyle and the TV crew, calling them ‘traitors.’

The man then attacked the MP and broke his glasses. The man was apprehended by three men.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle tweeted this:

He tried to assault me, grabbed & bent my glasses and for a moment I thought he was going to hit me. 3 grown men had to prise him off me. This is not normal, I’m representing my constituents but @theresa_may has whipped up fear and division with her speech last night

A minory will fall for hate or division of May but attack’s like this afternoons will not make me frit. Only by standing up & not pandering will we gain decency for our nation. One way to stand up to fear is to join the march on Saturday & demand a #FinalSay and @Another_Europe.’

UNITE UNION CONDEMN TOM WATSON

20/03/17


On Monday morning Tom Watson, Deputy Leader of the Labour party, said Grassroots Labour group Momentum is hoping to get financial support from Britain’s largest trade union, Unite.

He said on BBC Radio 4’s Today “enough is enough, this has got to stop… I’m afraid there are some people who do not have our electoral interests at heart”.

Mr Watson said: “We have never seen the biggest union organising a political faction in the Labour Party with the tacit approval of the leadership.”

Mr Watson said he had a duty to “call out” what appeared to be a “secret plan” to take over the Labour Party and he urged Mr McCluskey to publicly state Unite would not fund Momentum under his leadership.

The Unite Union issued the following statement: 

“As Unite has made it clear it is exclusively for our executive council to determine which organisations we affiliate to. There are no plans for Unite to affiliate to Momentum. For the record, Len McCluskey has never met Jon Lansman to discuss this or any other matter. 

“It is extraordinary that the deputy leader of the Labour party should  interfere in Unite’s democracy in this way, and it is very disappointing that he was allowed to make his unsupported claims without being challenged, and that the BBC ignored the Unite statement with which it had been provided well in advance. 

“Mr Watson’s latest, and misguided, campaign is part of an unprecedented pattern of interference in the current Unite general secretary election by elected Labour politicians who should, frankly, be concentrating on their own responsibilities. 

“Mr Watson is a Unite member with a right to a vote and a view. But he should remember that, first, he is deputy leader of the Labour party with the obligations that this senior post imposes, and second that Unite is not a subsidiary of any political organisation.”

Unite has complained to the BBC Radio 4 Today programme that the statement the union provided in good faith last night was only used in part and following representations from the union this morning. The union has also complained that Mr Watson was allowed to make his extraordinary claims about Unite and its general secretary without being subject to any demand for evidence.”

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