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Exclusive: Labour Liverpool report finds local bullying, misogyny, toxic culture

The review conducted by Labour into its own functioning in Liverpool after government intervention in the city council has found evidence of “bullying”, “misogyny” and a “toxic culture” locally, LabourList can exclusively reveal.

The hard-hitting report, seen by LabourList in full ahead of being presented to Labour’s ruling national executive committee on Tuesday, reveals that local members have found “misogyny and lack of tolerance endemic”.

Based on the 77 written submissions received by the panel and its 53 interviews talking to 60 individuals, the investigation concludes: “Nothing less than a full reset of the Labour Party in Liverpool is needed.”

It recommends that Labour nationally takes over candidate selection processes in Liverpool until June 2026, and that it immediately fast-tracks outstanding complaints in the Liverpool City region, completing them within six months.

The panel led by former government minister David Hanson says it received evidence identifying a “toxic culture” within the Labour group on the council and “dysfunctional governance running throughout the organisation”.

Looking at local party meetings, the internal investigation was “told of a toxic atmosphere in some meetings, not welcoming to members, where often members especially women were targeted for bullying or abuse”.

The panel was “presented with evidence of a history of antisemitism that already has led to expulsions and suspensions” and has recommended compulsory antisemitism training for all elected representatives, local party and branch officers.

It has further advised the party that this should “become a requirement for all seeking elected public office or office in the party in the future” and that Labour must make the necessary rule changes at party conference.

Noting reports of “poor performance”, “bullying, factionalism, misogyny and dysfunction”, “lack of organisation” and “unhealthy petty rivalries”, the document concludes that the panel recommendations “need acting on now”.

It also suggests that Labour reconstitute the constituencies in Liverpool and that all parliamentary candidates in future sign a pledge agreeing a date they will resign their council seat – including current councillor and MP Ian Byrne.

Labour launched its own Liverpool review after the Max Caller report into alleged wrongdoing at Liverpool City Council was published and commissioners were appointed by the government to oversee parts of the local authority.

Starting its work in April this year, the review was led by former Labour MP David Hanson, who was assisted by former Leeds Council leader Judith Blake and opposition chief whip Roy Kennedy, both Labour peers.

A significant Labour NEC meeting on Tuesday will consider the Liverpool report, as well as proposals to make further cuts to party staff, the proscription of four groups with auto-expulsion and a new party complaints process.

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He was very good today. Johnson got away with more lies though. Oh and "we get on with jabs jabs jabs for jobs jobs jobs" I want someone to shoot him and I want it to be Ian Blackford. 

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Just now, Bjornebye said:

He was very good today. Johnson got away with more lies though. Oh and "we get on with jabs jabs jabs for jobs jobs jobs" I want someone to shoot him and I want it to be Ian Blackford. 

 

Blackford would quite happliy beat him to death with his own shoes as whatever famlly he admits to having watch on.

 

He fucking despises him.

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12 minutes ago, Bjornebye said:

He was very good today. Johnson got away with more lies though. Oh and "we get on with jabs jabs jabs for jobs jobs jobs" I want someone to shoot him and I want it to be Ian Blackford. 

Did he really say that! is this what its come too fucking playschool type messages for the dopey cunt nation.

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1 minute ago, Bobby Hundreds said:

Did he really say that! is this what its come too fucking playschool type messages for the dopey cunt nation.

He knew this was his last soundbite before they go into 'summer recess' 

 

 

 

 

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On 18/07/2021 at 21:59, Strontium Dog™ said:

Maybe it's nobody else's fucking business what car someone drives.

Thinly veiled 'just blown my budget on a brand new fiat punto' post.

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3 minutes ago, Arniepie said:

Eh?

 

Kier Starmer has set his stall out, it's overtly to make sure Corbyn and the infrastructure that could lead to another Corbyn cannot happen again in the Labour party

 

I think that's borne out by polling information, as well. People don't know what Starmer thinks about things, but they do know he opposes the former labour leader and any of wildly popular policies.

 

So, it's not really relevant if these groups are extremists. Maybe they are. Maybe they're not. Who cares? What is relevant is getting rid of the grassroots movements who could potentially poison the party and embolden leftists. If that means losing hundreds of thousands of party members, expelling the most popular member or even bankrupting the party, then so be it. This is something that actually matters.

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I'll give Starmer his due , he has reduced my blood pressure significantly as I am no longer bothered one way or the other if this gang of bogus socialist snakes and time servers ever get elected again.

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I saw this party earlier on and thought it could be amazing, something that if done properly could completely transform politics in this country.

 

Then I start checking the tweets and they're ranting about "crypto nerds" and "terfs". Fuck off.

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Just now, sir roger said:

Aye , and they cut the mike on anybody criticising any aspect of the leadership. well done them. 


Yeah, it makes a change from deselection the last ‘pressure group’ threw about, but here we are.

 

I’m sure they’ll get round to it soon enough and the whole fucking circus can continue…

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3 hours ago, Red Phoenix said:

I saw this party earlier on and thought it could be amazing, something that if done properly could completely transform politics in this country.

 

Then I start checking the tweets and they're ranting about "crypto nerds" and "terfs". Fuck off.

Fucking helmets, the lot of them.  Their only purpose appears to be to split the Labour vote in a part of the country in which Labour is struggling to hold off the Tories. 

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7 minutes ago, Bruce Spanner said:


Yeah, it makes a change from deselection the last ‘pressure group’ threw about, but here we are.

 

I’m sure they’ll get round to it soon enough and the whole fucking circus can continue…

I never understood the objection to mandatory reselection of candidates. I like democracy. 

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10 minutes ago, AngryOfTuebrook said:

I never understood the objection to mandatory reselection of candidates. I like democracy. 


As true as that may be it wasn’t the momentum foghorns place to be threatening it.

 

I agree in the main that there should be a further process to make sure we have the best representative for a seat etc.

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12 minutes ago, Bruce Spanner said:


Yeah, it makes a change from deselection the last ‘pressure group’ threw about, but here we are.

 

I’m sure they’ll get round to it soon enough and the whole fucking circus can continue…

Despite the hundreds of whingeing articles in the MSM and the moaning from the centrists on here , how many of the mp's who were actively working against the party ( or any at all for that matter ) were ever deselected ?

 

And here's me thinking that those communist lunatics Corbyn and McCluskey stopped the move for deselection at conference to aid party unity. Let's see how long we have to wait for Starmer to fight for less control over mp selection seeing as he appears to be picking them himself at the moment.

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2 minutes ago, sir roger said:

Despite the hundreds of whingeing articles in the MSM and the moaning from the centrists on here , how many of the mp's who were actively working against the party ( or any at all for that matter ) were ever deselected ?

 

And here's me thinking that those communist lunatics Corbyn and McCluskey stopped the move for deselection at conference to aid party unity. Let's see how long we have to wait for Starmer to fight for less control over mp selection seeing as he appears to be picking them himself at the moment.


Who are the ‘centrists’, Rog?

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