Did rival faction use sex scandal to target pro-Brexit MP Kelvin Hopkins

I know myself to be quite naive where politics is concerned, although I am trying to learn as much as I can, but I was shocked over the allegations made about Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins, by a young Blairite member, known as Ava.
From everything I’ve read, Kelvin has a stirling reputation, and everyone was shocked when the accusations were made, as they seem totally against everything known about the man and the way he has always behaved.
I couldn’t make much sense of it all, until I read the following post by Tom Pride, of Pride’s Purge and, after reading it, I’m convinced that this is yet another way that the Blairite faction are trying to smear anyone who supports Jeremy Corbyn, and the ideas he’s trying to get implemented!
I really have no idea whether the accuser is doing this off her own bat, in order to get attention – and, presumably, a job – with one of the Blairite team still clinging on to power within the Labour Party, or whether she was duped into making these allegations against Kelvin Hopkins, but I really hope something can be done, to stop this smear campaign being fought by a group of Has-Beens, in order to keep what little power they still have, in the face of such a stalwart opposition in Jeremy Corbyn and his amazing team.
If we have a choice as to who leads the Labour Party, my choice will always be Corbyn and Co., who look to a better future for us all, rather than the Blairites, who may as well call themselves Red Conservatives!
And as for the accuser – I really hope that this was something made up, rather than yet another bit of the sleaze that has recently come to light in Westminster!

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UPDATE: Surprise surprise. The latest smears are also from a member of the rival anti-Corbyn faction fighting for control of Labour NEC. They really want to get rid of Hopkins.

A lot of people in the public eye – particularly journalists and politicians – seem to be afraid to say this at the moment for fear it could damage their career or their party.

But I’m not a journalist or a politician so I will.

It would be extremely naive indeed to think there aren’t people cynical enough in politics to use the current appalling sex scandals engulfing Westminster for their own nefarious political ends.

Truth is never black and white. It is always complicated.

And so it is with the Westminster sexual harassment cases coming out at the moment.

Some of the accusations are appalling, particularly the accusations that serious crimes been covered up by both the Tory,

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Johnson blunder puts UK mum held in Iran at risk

And, once again, someone else must suffer for the idiocy of Boris Johnson!
It’s about time this repugnant toff was sacked – but let’s hope he’s made to retract his statement about Nazanin Ratcliffe immediately!

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has already been responsible for a series of idiotic statements that have caused huge offence in the UK and abroad, through which he tries to bluff his way by with a hem, a haw and a Latin phrase or two.

On 1 November, however, an incorrect statement made recklessly by Johnson has put a UK mother being held in Iran in serious danger, as well-known BBC journalist Julia Macfarlane made clear on Twitter:

Ms Ratcliffe has already served nineteen months in prison of a five-year sentence on charges…

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The Flippant Jokes about Sexual Harassment – Partly Due to Public School Education?

None of this surprises me very much, and it makes a lot of sense to me. I have often wondered if it was this abuse as children, that led to a Tory Party that is run by those who closed down any feelings of compassion at a very early age? 😦

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Earlier this week, Mike put up a post commenting on this week’s cover of Private Eye and an off-colour joke about sexual harassment by Michael Gove and a letter Labour’s Dawn Butler had written to Theresa May, condemning not only the culture that turns a blind eye to the sexual harassment of female staff at best, and at worst actively condones it, but also finds the whole subject hilariously funny.

Private Eye’s cover is a joke about the venue for the next meeting of the Tory party: it’s a sex shop. And Gove’s joke was about how an interview on the radio was like entering Harvey Weinstein’s bedroom. In both cases you weren’t likely to emerge with your dignity.

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2017/11/01/why-are-people-turning-the-tory-sexual-harassment-allegations-into-a-joke/

Last night, the BBC news comedy show, Have I Got News For You, made the same joke as the Eye, with the same picture. This week’s host, Jo…

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NAMED: The 177 MPs who voted YES to the Bedroom Tax after claiming up to £25K EACH in accommodation expenses.

Yet another despicable act, by the despicable people in charge – for now, that is!

COOKING ON A BOOTSTRAP

BY JACK MONROE.

177 of the MPs that voted YES to the Bedroom Tax on Tuesday evening, claimed up to £25k EACH in their own “spare bedroom” expenses.

One of the highest claims, Nigel Adams whopping £25k in 2012-13, could pay the Bedroom Tax for up to 30 families in his constituency for a whole year.

Richard Bacon’s constituency is a three hour commute from the House of Commons, yet his accommodation expenses bill averages £450 a week.

Stephen Barclay’s constituency in Cambridgeshire is less than two hours away – and he has the fifth highest claim on the list at over £24,000 last year.

THE WORST OFFENDERS:

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Nigel Adams (CON, Selby and Ainsty). Claimed £25,309 in accommodation expenses. Voted YES to the Bedroom Tax.

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Richard Bacon (CON, South Norfolk). Claimed £25,094 in accommodation expenses. Voted FOR the bedroom tax.

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Karen Bradley (CON, Staffordshire Moorlands). Claimed £24,849 in accommodation expenses…

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Clive Lewis: “accusations are just not credible – who’d be that stupid?”

I find the accusations against Clive Lewis a tad too useful to the Tory media machine for my liking – especially in the wake of the 36 Tory MP’s who are in trouble for similar reasons – which the MSM are keeping very quiet about, as usual.
Is this yet another Tory-led accusation, made to take the fire away from their problems, I wonder?

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The media are making much of claims that Clive Lewis ‘groped’ a woman’s bottom at a Novara Media party. This evening, Lewis spoke to the SKWAWKBOX about the allegations – and his tone was incredulous as much as anything.

Not at the fact that Labour is investigating them, which he applauded, but at the way they were being portrayed in the media.

Allegations absolutely have to be treated seriously and investigated properly, so I welcome the fact that the party is investigating them. That’s absolutely as it should be.

But if you look at the detail of what’s being claimed, it doesn’t make sense. The Independent admits that this was the first time I’d met the woman – she’s complained anonymously, so I can’t say whether I met her at all. I hug a lot of people, but I’d never grab anyone’s backside – but they’re saying that this was…

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Today’s demo. ‘Leave your job as a part time teaching assistant and become a cleaner instead’

There are so many people left in absolute poverty now, and it’s only because of groups, such as Charlotte is involved with, who are doing everything in their power to help them, both with food, and with the things they need to know to fight the DWP, that they are able to fight decisions that unrightly take away the very little they have to survive on !
It’s about time we took power back from the government and the DWP!

The poor side of life

Sorry the blog is a bit late today, I’ve had an extremely busy week and I haven’t had time to think about much else other than Universal credit. You see the campaign doesn’t end when the demo finishes and I’ve published my blog. There’s so much more that goes into it, and anyone that runs a campaign will verify that.

I haven’t been sleeping well, which doesn’t help. I’ve been suffering from bouts of insomnia lately, but I can’t grumble because at least I’m lucky enough to have a bed to sleep in, thousands haven’t.

Anyway enough about me, I’m sure that you don’t want to hear my worries but I needed to vent a tad.

I arrived slightly early, and it was cold, really cold. It was a sharp reminder that winter is here and my heart goes out to everyone who is homeless or cannot afford gas and…

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Osborne finally admits he lied and that Labour did not cause the recession

Source: Osborne finally admits he lied and that Labour did not cause the recession

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