Saturday, May 08, 2021

Quote of the day 8th May

I don't often agree with Labour MPs but this quote from an article published yesterday by Khalid Mahmoud, who recently resigned from Labour's front bench, is spot on:



3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Resigned a month ago

Chris Whiteside said...

Apparently so but this statement is not old news: it was only announced yesterday that he had resigned and he released the statement quoted from above yesterday.

"Labourlist" carried the following statement yesterday:


"Birmingham Perry Barr MP Khalid Mahmood has revealed his resignation from the Labour frontbench today and accused his party of being captured by a “London-based bourgeoisie” amid poor election results.

LabourList understands that Mahmood quit Labour’s shadow defence team headed by John Healey four weeks ago, but the fact that he stepped down was not announced by the party and has not been reported until now.

In a piece for Policy Exchange, the MP and senior fellow at the right-wing think tank has described the loss of Hartlepool in a devastating by-election defeat on Thursday as “yet another wake-up call for my party”.

He explained the results by saying “Labour has lost touch with ordinary British people” and a “London-based bourgeoisie, with the support of brigades of woke social media warriors, has effectively captured the party”.

Chris Whiteside said...

And if you knew a month ago that he had resigned then you are obviously connected with Khalid Mahmoud, John Healey's defence team, or the Leader of the Opposition's office - which would make it interesting that you are commenting anonymously on my blog.