TONY Blair’s spin doctor was kicked out of the Labour Party on May 28, 2019 – less than a week after European Parliament elections.
We explain why Alastair Campbell was kicked out the left-wing party.
Why was Alastair Campbell kicked out of the Labour Party?
Mr Campbell’s party member was revoked for publicly backing another party in the European elections.
In a series of tweets he said he voted for the Liberal Democrats, which secured 16 seats while Labour only won 10.
Mr Campbell revealed on Sunday night that he voted Lib Dem in protest against Jeremy Corbyn’s flip-flopping on Brexit.
He said today: “Sad and disappointed to receive email expelling me from Labour particularly on a day leadership finally seems to be moving to the right place on Brexit, not least thanks to tactical voting by party members, including MPs, councillors and peers who back a second referendum.
“I am and always will be Labour. I voted Lib Dem, without advance publicity, to try to persuade Labour to do right thing for country/party.
“Hard not to point out difference in the way anti-Semitism cases have been handled.”
Will he appeal his expulsion?
In the same series of Tweets, Mr Campbell said he would appeal his expulsion from the party.
He said: “I have been advised by lawyers with expertise in this field I have grounds for appeal against expulsion and shall do so.”
He also blasted the party for kicking him out when activists accused of anti-Semitism have been allowed to stay in.
He continued: “In light of appeal, I won’t be doing media on this.
“But hard not to point out difference in the way anti-Semitism cases have been handled.”
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What has Jeremy Corbyn said?
The Labour Party leader has not publicly made a comment on Mr Campbell’s expulsion.
Labour MPs hit out at Jeremy Corbyn’s team for acting more quickly against Mr Campbell than against alleged anti-Semites.
Jess Phillips blasted: “He was expelled quicker than a man who threatened to kill me, quicker than a man in my CLP who denied the Holocaust, both are only still suspended.”
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