Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Miranda Grell: Labour Party Withdraw £ Support?


The Independent's Pandora diary has a sex and sausages theme to it today. Not perhaps as amusing as this story from Deutsche World.

Arsenal fans may not be as forgiving of Chris Langham's criminal convictions as luvvies, Guns N' Roses louche guitar hero Slash is bored of bog standard London strippers and yearns for Brazilian professionals, Toby Jug Lib Dem MP Roger Williams has had quite enough sausage thank you, and what's this? Under the tag "Fees trapeze" Pandora has a far more serious if not out-of-place and totally incongruous report:

Having taken flak for bankrolling the legal appeal of Miranda Grell, the "rising star" black Labour councillor convicted of making false paedophilia slurs against a gay rival, party chiefs have abruptly washed their hands at the 11th hour.

With the appeal by Grell, 29, due to be heard in court today, Labour told Pandora yesterday that the party was backing her case to the tune of £30,000 – only to perform an embarrassing volte-face 41 minutes later.

"Following legal advice in the last few days, the Labour Party today withdrew its support for Miranda Grell's appeal," said a flustered spokeswoman, admitting that Grell had benefited from party dosh "up until this point".

I have absolutely no idea why this may be. Being even shorter of money than usual due to some returned cheques might be a factor. Or new evidence. Or tactical differences.

But if you know please don't hesitate to let me know in complete confidence via the email address at the top of the blog.

The item concludes:

Says Peter Tatchell: "Labour is tough on racism and weak on homophobia."

Interesting stuff from a former victim of Lib Dem homophobia - whose exponent sits towards the head of the party and who is a proven liar and hypocrite.

And this is just a couple of days after the Lib Dems carelessly lost their one and only BME parliamentarian, MEP Sajjad Karim. His supporters apparently being prevented from voting in the ranking ballot so very recently. And his success having been obtained on the back of a communalist campaign.

Councillor Grell's appeal hearing was expected to last a couple of days.

Hat tip: Comment at LDV.

3 comments:

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Chris Paul said...

The above comment has been deleted because if is extraordinarily offensive. I will not hesitate to pass the IP address originating similar comments on to anyone with good cause to request the same.

The Exile said...

It's your blog, therefore your toy, but I wouldn't delete comments if I were you.

Which is to say that I don't over at my place. I get the tossers who want to howl at the fact that I mock their defeats. I insult them, they get angry, so I insult them some more. They go away eventually.

The problem that we have got, turning to your posting, is that all the parties pretty much agree on the economics and they all chase the same group of middle class voters.

When parties represented classes then the issues were different. Now all they have to argue about is each others personalities.