The Labour Party purge rolls on.
Some people have had their party suspension lifted while others are left frutsrated, angry and hurt out in the cold.
And many are now receiving letters to arrange a telephone interview.
This will perhaps complete the process and result in individuals being reinstated or expelled.
At time of writing some of those already reinstated have been served rough justice with a note staying on file.
Will that allow the Compliance Unit to easily remove these members at a future date fairly or unfairly?
Labour's General Secretary Iain McNicol is overseeing the whole affair. Administrators are sending letters out notifying those concerned just who their Investigating Officer is.
One member who has recieved notification of a upcoming telephone interview has this to say:
Dear Sir or Madam
Thank you for your communication, which sadly for me is a continuation of a farce which has brought a once proud party into such despicable disrepute, both considered by 60% of its members and now the general public who once we're also proud to vote and support Labour. All this brought about by those with hidden agendas against members who pay the bills, and wish to see Jeremy Corbyn as the leader. The leader members have legitinately supported, and by the biggest mandate ever in its long and worthy history.
Please do not take my comments personally, as I appreciate you are doing your job of whatever that may be. I have no axe to grind with you personally, or anyone else who serves the party for what it is, and not in a self serving manner. I have no idea who you are, or by what powers and fantasy rule changes on the fly the previous NEC allegedly gave you, or what lawful authority exists for your role in this pathetic excuse of an investigation. Moreover, a farce instigated by a PLP who forget members give them power, and can also take it away again; as can suspended members who then choose to suspend their lawful voting rights to vote for a political party which puts itself above its membership.
With respect I am coming to my 62nd year on this planet after serving the trades union movement and Labour Party for as long as I can remember.
I have done so with due dilligence, and respect of others whilst in the service of people I cared about in the NHS, both as a registered nurse and a manager.
Furthermore, and for my sins, I was a formidable force to be reckoned with against the sort of top down dictat that I now see within the Labour Party, that I fought so hard to limit and prevent from damaging others.
I did this until I was severely injured in the course of my duties which left me so disabled physically, that it takes me all my time to hobble in a straight line let alone have room in my life for the political games being played by a few self-centred individuals who don't like being criticised or being told the truth.
When I have received all the evidence that has been requested on a number of occasions, and all of the information I am entitled to recieve, that has been ignored thus far, then I would be happy to attend an appeal hearing which has also been requested on a number of occasions.
An appeal hearing which is my right and one I have not so far been advised I am entitled to, or given an opportunity to have.
However, an appeal implies there has been some form of secret trial that I have neither been invited to , or been given the opportunity to contest.
I do not know you, or the person you have appointed to liaise with me and I do hope none of my personal information and alleged nonsense, is being passed to any members or employees without my consent.
Particularly in view as to the manner in which I am accused, and the resulting comedy of errors that has occurred since.
I would remind those who change the rules on the fly that I am not on trial here, and I only wish I was.
At least that way one could ensure that justice would be served, and not the star chamber style (non quasi) legal panel empowered for the convenience of political shenanigans by those who would ignore members wishes.
I have not given permission for information to be given to anyone and neither would I.
The Data Protection Act 1998 was not on statute when I joined the party and therfore I have signed nothing giving my permission that my information could be used or bandied around to whom the party choses.
I have not agreed that it was acceptable to trawl my personal accounts on social media looking for comments that are lawful to make.
Of course the Information Commissioners Office will be notified in due course of my concerns in both areas once this psuedo trial by Blairphile philosophy is concluded. I have the right to express my opinion for what it is worth, whether a few unfortunates in the party like it or not. That is never going to change.
Whilst I have always supported true Labour values, I will never support any entity that would attempt to suppress the rights of free expression and will continue to condem tyranny in all its forms where I see it; a principle that my family and others adhere to, and one the Labour Party appears to have forgotten. My social media accounts are nothing to do with the Labour Party and political satire is lawful in this country at least for the time being.
Therefore, I do not consider there is anything to be investigated. I have been a member of the party for decades and the party has been happy to take my direct debit for decades also.
Another is due on 28th November 2016.
Sadly the party couldn't even get the length of my membership right as the errors that have been disclosed from my Subject Access Request have brought to light. Moreover, I was previously informed that my membership application had been declined even after being member for decades.
So you see Sir / Madam this is somewhat of a conundrum which an "interview" with some unknown would not address adequately enough.
I would like to remind the party that I am not applying for employment in the Labour Party so an interview has no purpose.
In this country our law and quasi legal approach is one of assumed innocence until proven otherwise. However the Labour Party appear to operate under the continental civil law procedures and one of inquisition rather than trial by ones peers. I will not be subject to any such inquisitorial process.
I do not need to justify my membership or alleagiance to anyone, but I do feel the party needs to justify it's actions towards me.
I have been suspended without due diligence, natural justice and due process. Until that occurs, then there is nothing to discuss. There are many people have who have now been reinstated, after months of this farce. I expect to be reinstated also without further delay and receive an aplogiy for being treated so abysmally and with total disrespect.
I am assuming you still want me to vote for Labour as I have done since 1973 because frankly the way the party is disinfranchising members for voting for Jeremy Corbyn, you will need every member and voter you can get.
I will not be accepting a slap on the wrist for doing nothing more than exercising my lawful rights and acting within the law as I have always done.
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