Sunday, 1 August 2021

Driven By Malicious Intent

In the closing days of the trial of Apsana Begum, Labour Party officials were hanging around Snaresbrook Crown Court, waiting to announce a by-election for which a shortlist had already been compiled. Keir Starmer, late of the Crown Prosecution Service, has managed to tweet his congratulations to Boris and Carrie Johnson, and to Team GB, but not to Sister Begum. Due to events soon afterwards, I do not know whether the following was ever published, but it was sent to several newspapers on 23rd April:

We unreservedly condemn the Crown Prosecution Service for its racist persecution of Apsana Begum MP, of Claudia Webbe MP, and of other political critics of its former Director, and its preferred candidate for Prime Minister, Keir Starmer.

Yours faithfully,

David Lindsay, ongoing victim of such persecution; Independent parliamentary candidate for North West Durham, 2019 and 2024; candidate for General Secretary of Unite the Union, 2026
Claudia Murray, Black Lives Matter National Coordinator
South Asia Solidarity Group