ref date:31 Oct 1997 (WBA)
Labour starts Stalinist purge?
The Labour party and Tony Blair promised open government, no secrets and
It has sinced issued gagging orders so that party members must ALWAYS tow the
party line or risk censure or suspension. Labour, like the Tories demands party loyalty rather than responsibility to the electors who put them
Now it turns out the 1984 "Party Crime" machine is in full swing.
Open government in Labours manifesto
Labour expelled a party member for urging a tactical vote for the Liberal Democrats in the Gordon (NE Scotland) election.
Steve Bruce, the professor of sociology at Aberdeen University and a life-long Labour supporter, advocated a vote for the sitting MP, Malcolm Bruce, as a way of ensuring that the Tory candidate was not elected.
However, Prof Bruce's remarks in a weekly magazine and a national newspaper were spotted by his local Labour party, which reported him to the Scottish headquarters which, in turn, passed the matter on to the Blairs henchmen in London.
Prof Bruce was told informally his opinions had been reported and the next thing
he knew he was expelled.!!
You can well imagine what will happen when Scottish Labour MP's in the
new Scottish parliament dare to speak out against matters they believe are not
in Scotlands interests - they too will be expelled.
So Blair will use the Scottish parliament as a puppet, his party members
will be too afraid to speak out, and the Scottish parliament will be
impotent, unless of course (a) Those Scottish Labour reps develop spines
or (b) The Scottish parliament is dominated by Scottish Nationalists who
will ONLY be interested in Scotlands future and who wont give a hoot about
Under Labour's rules Prof Bruce was not given the chance to explain his actions and the party's national constitutional officer ( sounds like the party officer on old USSR submarines....), Mike Penn, told him in the letter that there was no appeal process.
Long live democracy in the glorious Westminster peoples republic .....
SCOTS TAKE NOTE AND UNLESS BLAIR STATES PUBLICLY HE IS SORRY FOR THIS - VOTE SNP!!
If you don't , you'll be paying for a 'parliament' that is another expensive quango
controlled by fear from London.