Sunday 24 January 2021

Vet This

Imagine that Jeremy Corbyn had flown in an intelligence operative from among his many contacts in the Middle East. And imagine that that intelligence operative had certainly not been a British citizen, and had probably not been a member of the Labour Party.

But then imagine that Corbyn had given that foreign intelligence operative a position in his publicly funded office from which to vet all potential Labour candidates for anything.

Yet Keir Starmer has just done this. A vote for any Labour candidate, in principle for any office whatever, and certainly for Parliament or for anything else with a reasonably high profile, is now a vote for a person who must have passed that vetting.

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