Labour selects fantasist to condest Worchester marginal

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She was selected to stand, was she not? She was a potential MP given the manner in which people generally vote party as opposed to personality in the UK.
All prospective candidates must be approved by the NEC, which she wasn't....
 


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She was selected to stand, was she not? She was a potential MP given the manner in which people generally vote party as opposed to personality in the UK.
She was nominated to stand, but the party refused to endorse her. They have that right, given that they would have to fund the campaign. The local party organisation has accepted the decision.
 

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Tories, Labour and UKIP need to do a much better screening job when it comes to past social media statements of potential candidates, and calling them out at an earlier stage. It's becoming an increasingly prevalent problem for them. The NEC shouldn't be the ones pulling this stuff up.
I agree with most of your post and even with the implication in the emboldened part, but there are always candidates who slip through the net and that is exactly what the NEC panel is for....it did its job...
 

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All prospective candidates must be approved by the NEC, which she wasn't....
But initially she was, and didn’t get past the process.

An interesting reminder of what Labour has in its ranks at the moment.
 

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But initially she was, and didn’t get past the process.

An interesting reminder of what Labour has in its ranks at the moment.

She failed...unlike Rees-Mogg, Johnson and the rest who were not only selected but elected, perhaps you should turn your critical gaze(or axe grinding) towards the Tories...
 

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She failed...unlike Rees-Mogg, Johnson and the rest who were not only selected but elected, perhaps you should turn your critical gaze(or axe grinding) towards the Tories...
Why? I’m not endorsing them. Can we not discuss this on its own?
 

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It seems that in Labour, being loyal to Corbyn overrides every other consideration.

Dianne Abbot for example wouldn't get a job stacking shelves but she's one of their main frontbenchers ?
Well Dianne ticks the ''diversity'' and female boxes, so a 2 for the price of 1 deal. Although, Labour do seem to prioritising people who identify as women over women who were born female, so she might not fare too well for too much longer.
 

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Well Dianne ticks the ''diversity'' and female boxes, so a 2 for the price of 1 deal. Although, Labour do seem to prioritising people who identify as women over women who were born female, so she might not fare too well for too much longer.
She has it made in the shade. If anybody points out how incompetent or out of her depth she is, she just accuses them of racism or misogyny.
 

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https://www.theguardian.com/politic...andy-richards-after-manchester-bombing-tweets

Labour has declined to endorse a controversial candidate who suggested that last year’s Manchester Arena bombing may not have occurred, effectively removing her as a prospective MP.

The decision over Mandy Richards was made after an emergency meeting of the party’s ruling body on Tuesday night. Richards, selected as the party’s candidate for Worcester last week, had claimed on her Twitter account there were “no images ... of physical damage” from the bombing last May, and also said there was a “convenient shortage of evidence” in the murder of the MP Jo Cox.

A panel from Labour’s national executive committee, including Unite’s Jim Kennedy, the GMB’s Cath Speight and Islington councillor Claudia Webbe, called Richards to an emergency meeting on Tuesday night to explain herself, the Guardian understands. The decision has been taken not to endorse her candidacy.
 

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So it seems well known conspiracy theorist Mandy Richards has been selected as Labour's candidate to fight for the marginal at Worchester.

This is the same Mandy Richards who has been barred from bringing court actions without the permission of a Judge after false and vexatious claims against MI5, MI6, the Metropolitan police, the army, Thames Water, her gas, electricity and broadband suppliers, Royal Mail, Hackney council, her GP and the freeholder of her flat.

Is their next step to put David Icke on the Shadow Cabinet? Jim Corr for the Privy Council?

Labour really seems to be putting some effort into making themselves a laughing stock of late.
It's Worcester not Worchester
 

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With both Momentum and the LP distancing themselves from her, is this an example of a very small Labour presence in the area, or who was she initially supported by to get that far?
Amazing that that lady got any support at any level. Patient judge

Years ago there used to be more people making the rounds of solicitors' offices iwith all sorts of outlandish claims.

Sometime they would have a bagful of documents to "support" their claims. Their summaries and letters were literally colourful - e.g written in green ink, underlined in purple.

Word-processing has helped them to write more coherently. A few still get thru the system.
 

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It's still embarrassing. And embarrassed is what they should be.

She's a total fruit loop.
Nor fruit loop enough to be kept away from getting article published in the guardian.

They didn't have much of a filter but anyone who read that newspaper probably realizes that.
( I remember this one article which said barring people from Ebola infected countries was racist...only for Nigeria to do the exact same a few days later and prevent an epidemic. That th y decided to abandon medical wisdom in favor of posturing was incredible)
 

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She has it made in the shade. If anybody points out how incompetent or out of her depth she is, she just accuses them of racism or misogyny.
Hey Diane, you talk like your a working class hero but you make sure your kids get top notch private education...

Would she accuse someone saying this of racism. Yeah she probably would. Being a Socialist and calling out hypocrites is apparently racist these days.
 

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Richards said she had not stated that the Manchester attack and Cox’s death were staged, despite tweets questioning both events.

“I would never seek to offend the victims and the bereaved in these incidents, that would be entirely contrary to my motivation,” she said.

She hinted that those who had opposed her candidacy were politically motivated, saying that individuals had “unfairly seized on an opportunity to distort my intention to further their own ambition at the expense of mine … they will need to wrestle with their consciences on that in due course. The conceit, however, will not remain unanswered.”

Richards said she wanted to apologise to the people of Worcester. “Your standing ovation at the hustings meeting has left be with the most heartwarming memory of my brief time with you,” she said.

“I hope you find another formidable women to take up the mantle for we are aplenty.”

London terror witness describes 'wall of flames' as cops confirm terror attack



https://www.******************/threads/explosion-on-tube-train-in-london-leaves-several-people-injured.18250/

Well, it appears she has said something completely different to what has been claimed. Some of the Jihadi attacks look a bit suspect in all fairness, and anyone, particularly Irish people, who believe that it is foolish to question the activities of the British Secret Services, needs their head examined.

'Today, we commemorated the anniversary of the death of Stephen Lawrence and celebrated his life.

Stephen Lawrence was murdered in a racist attack. He will never be forgotten and nor will the campaign for justice, led with courage and fortitude by his parents, Doreen and Neville.'



https://twitter.com/Mandy4Labour?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

I'd vote for her, if she had the courage to stand on her own two feet, and break with Corbyns Labour Party.
 

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With both Momentum and the LP distancing themselves from her, is this an example of a very small Labour presence in the area, or who was she initially supported by to get that far?
Hardly. It was a Labour seat from 1997-2010 and would only need a 2.5% swing to go back to them. It is mind-boggling that she could have been selected in any constituency let alone a key marginal, the sort of provincial English town they have to win to get back into power.
 

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Amazing that that lady got any support at any level. Patient judge

Years ago there used to be more people making the rounds of solicitors' offices iwith all sorts of outlandish claims.
Says the fella who wouldn't know the truth if it slapped him in the face..

The joke was made on during a private occasion and should not have been reported

I know Enda since at least 1975. He is not a racist
C'mere and I ask you something. Do you know what the difference is between a little Indian and a Black person? The Indian can hide among the white men, but the Black person can't.

That is the difference.
 


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