In this article for the Electronic Intifada from 8 February 2019, Asa Winstanley captures the anger within South Thanet Labour Party in the face of the NEC panel’s unjust decision.
The article hints at the lunacy of the NEC allowing itself to be dictated to by the right-wing Guido Fawkes. It also captures our consternation about the NEC “ignoring the will of the members and denying one of its democratically elected parliamentary candidates the right to a fair hearing.”
I am quoted as saying “I was all set to walk away before Christmas, but I’ve been amazed and inspired by the response of Labour Party members.”
“After eight months of great teamwork, the verdict of the local party seems to be that they still want me as their candidate.”
“The last thing I want to do is go to court, but we have to make the Labour Party more accountable to its members and this seems to be the only way of doing it.”
Read the full article here.