Resistance in Hampstead and Kilburn over minute’s silence for Tessa Jowell

NOBODY wants to admit defeat but it’s a tough job trying to work out what exactly went on behind closed doors at the recent constituency meeting of Labour members in Hampstead and Kilburn. To say there are disputes about the direction of travel within the group, however, is not a wild bet.

Even the issue of whether members should stand for a period of silence to remember Tessa Jowell, the former Camden councillor who went on to become the Culture Secretary in the New Labour governments, was a matter of some dispute. Sources said they were distressed to hear muttering and mumbling as the peace was broken during this time for reflection. Some, around five, were unwilling to take part at all in marking the passing of a politician who had worked closely with Tony Blair.

Members, by several accounts, then asked for another’s minute of silence, after a call of ‘what about the people of Gaza’ rang out; the meeting was a couple of days after the border shootings by Israeli forces.

It’s all very tense partly because the internal warring relates to an ongoing debate over the number of delegates who will be sent to the party’s conference in Liverpool later this year, where disputed party rule changes and organisational matters are due to be up for debate. Hampstead and Kilburn has resolved to send ten if it can raise the £7,000 cost of doing so.

16 Comments on Resistance in Hampstead and Kilburn over minute’s silence for Tessa Jowell

  1. Phil Rosenberg // May 29, 2018 at 12:11 am // Reply

    The shame of heckling during a minute’s silence for Tessa Jowell. What have we become?

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  2. Get better sources, these ones have a done a number on you, and now guido is pushing their BS

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    • Anonymous // May 29, 2018 at 2:22 pm // Reply

      As a member of that CLP who was at the meeting in question, the sources are correct – there was reluctance to hold a minutes silence for Dame Tessa because of and I quote “her war mongering”.

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  3. Were you there Phil? Is anyone willing to confirm this “on the record”? How awful!

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  4. The whole Gaza issue is being smothered by the smoke screen of The Greater Israel agenda. If you speak your mind you are instantly labelled as anti Jewish… so much for free speech!..

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  5. The usual display from Corbyn’s thugs. Even in these comments they show up with their hatemongering.

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  6. Anonymous // May 29, 2018 at 3:53 pm // Reply

    The minutes silence for the innocents murdered by the Israeli thugs was likewise opposed what have we come to INDEED?

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  7. No wonder the normal man on the street is so turned off by the current Labour Party. Can’t all these middle class super-lefties go back to the SWP and let Labour become the party of the working class again.

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  8. Anonymous // May 29, 2018 at 5:42 pm // Reply

    Innocents? You mean the crowd of 40,000, storming the border fence with the intent to kill as many jews as they could?

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  9. Eileen Brooks // May 29, 2018 at 5:42 pm // Reply

    This makes me ashamed to be a member of the Labour Party – yet again. Tessa Jowell makes the current crop of Labour Party front benchers and senior members look like the pathetic lightweights they are. We are not going to be elected for a long, long time.

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  10. Innocents? You mean the crowd of 40,000, storming the border fence with the intent to kill as many jews as they could?

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  11. Is it any wonder that ordinary working class people view the Labour Party with a mixture of bemusement and derision.
    Why don’t these middle class super-lefties go and join the SWP and leave the Labour Party to be what it is supposed to be. A Party of social democrats who’s brief is to look after the interests of the working class people of Britain. Who incidentally, care more about keeping their heads above water, than nuclear disarmament, gender politics and the Gaza Strip.

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  12. Please correct & print an apology Mr. Osley.

    The ‘Gaza shootings’ you refer to resulted in the deaths of 53 Hamas terrorists and Islamic jihadists. From a crowd of 40,000 people the IDF accurately ID’d and killed scores of known terrorists, with just 6 other fatalities.

    Within 24 hours, Hamas’s leadership stated on tv within 24 hours that the 53 dead were indeed Hamas terrorists /jihadis, and that the so-called peaceful demonstrations are intended to “fool the public – they are military operations backed up by security forces” (ie terrorists financially supported by Iran).

    By attempting to breach its borders and attack Israel with rockets and incendiary devices (burning kites bearing Nazi swastikas) Hamas engaged in an act of war with Israel. What’s more, Hamas deliberately put women, babies and children on the front line and use them as human shields. Hamas’s rioters were instructed to massacre Israelis and “tear [their] hearts out”.

    Now do you think they should be honoured with a minute’s silence?

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  13. The wider agenda? Corbyn and Momentum are using the traditional labour party as a Trojan horse. It is easier than trying to market their brand of totalitarianism to create a new party.

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  14. Sarah Frank // May 31, 2018 at 4:35 pm // Reply

    Irony is – Labour is a warmongering organisation. The amount of blood on their hands.

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