The Jeremy Corbyn Effect is not as some would have you believe a negative. Perhaps the most decent person leading a political party in the U.K. in 2017 read Corbyn's vision for the country and the party and disregard spin, propaganda and lies. With a vibrant team of politicians we can finally have a decent government in place that leaves no person behind improving society and all our lives along the way.
Tory MP for Mansfield, Ben Bradley, opted to slur Jeremy Corbyn via Twitter.
It was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back. Mr Corbyn demanded an apology or he would sue with any damages paid going to charity.
Mr Bradley appeared to go into hiding on social media for a few days but Saturday February 24, 2018, that apology was forthcoming.
Sadly mud sticks and more people may see the slur than the apology.
Please do your best ro rectify that.
Jeremy Corbyn Wins Apology And Payout From Tory MP Ben Bradley Over 'Communist Spy' Tweet
THE Ben Bradley APOLOGY
Senior Tory apologises for libellous tweet about Jeremy Corbyn... Full statement here:
Conservative Party Vice Chair Ben Bradley has apologised unreservedly for a libellous tweet about Jeremy Corbyn, pledged to never repeat the claims in any form, agreed to make a substantial donation to charities of the Labour Leader’s choosing and meet his legal costs. Jeremy will be splitting the funds between a homeless charity and a foodbank in Mr Bradley’s constituency of Mansfield.
Mr Bradley’s apology, which he will also tweet and ask followers to retweet, says:
“On 19 February 2018 I made a seriously defamatory statement on my Twitter account, ‘Ben Bradley MP (@bbradleymp)’, about Jeremy Corbyn, alleging he sold British secrets to communist spies. I have since deleted the defamatory tweet. I have agreed to pay an undisclosed substantial sum of money to a charity of his choice, and I will also pay his legal costs.
“I fully accept that my statement was wholly untrue and false. I accept that I caused distress and upset to Jeremy Corbyn by my untrue and false allegations, suggesting he had betrayed his country by collaborating with foreign spies.
“I am very sorry for publishing this untrue and false statement and I have no hesitation in offering my unreserved and unconditional apology to Jeremy Corbyn for the distress I have caused him.”
A spokesperson for Jeremy Corbyn said:
“We are pleased Ben Bradley has admitted what he said was entirely untrue and apologised, and that charities in Mansfield will benefit.
“Following the botched smear campaign against Jeremy, this case shows we are not going to let dangerous lies go unchallenged.”
In a shock move for many Labour Party General Secretary Iain McNicol quit Friday.
Rumours abound about why and what will happen next.
As Labour Party democracy moves on will McNicol's replacement be elected by party members?
While there are vaild arguments why this may not happen they hark back to old New Labour.
Jeremy Corbyn conctinues to encourage One Member One Vote in the Labour Party when it comes to policy making and more so will members finally get their chance to elect a new General Secretary?
However the Labour Party still has right and left divisions and each will have their oiwn ideas.
These divisions are plain when you consider who has reacted to McNicol's resignation and how.
Labour Party's general secretary Iain McNicol resigns to 'pursue new challenges'
Friday February 23, 2018
Iain McNicol stands down as Labour Party General Secretary
Labour Party statement:
Iain McNicol has decided to stand down as General Secretary of the Labour Party to pursue new projects on behalf of the party and wider Labour movement. The officers of the Party will meet to decide the process for the election of a successor. To maintain stability, Iain will work with our NEC Officers to deliver a smooth and proper transition ensuring that the Labour Party remains on an election footing.
Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, said:
“I would like to personally thank Iain McNicol for his long and dedicated service to the Labour Party as General Secretary. He has run our party’s organisation at a time of great change, including a near tripling of the membership, two general elections and the EU referendum.
“Iain has served the Labour Party and trade union movement in a wide range of roles throughout his career and is a credit to our movement. I am confident Iain will continue to play a major role in politics and our party, and will support our team inside and outside Parliament with his experience and skills.”
Iain McNicol said:
“It’s been an absolute honour and a privilege to serve as General Secretary of the Labour Party. I have now decided to move on to pursue new challenges in the service of the Labour Party and wider labour movement.
“I would like to thank our fantastic staff across the country for their brilliant work and support. A team who continuously go above and beyond to deliver for Labour. It has been a tumultuous seven years including; two general elections, a huge increase in our membership, Scottish and EU referendums.
“It is a hugely exciting time for the Labour Party after we achieved the biggest increase in our vote since 1945 at last year’s general election. I will continue to support Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and will work closely with him and our whole parliamentary team to take Labour to victory at the next general electio