How Jeremy Corbyn and his aide misunderstood the appeal court ruling
This email is about a new blog post on Ephems, at http://www.barder.com/4784, quoting my letter in today’s Guardian pointing out that Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour party, and his “campaign spokesman”, along with many other Labour people, have completely misunderstood the recent ruling of the Court of Appeal upholding the legal right of the party’s governing National Executive Committee to determine the qualifications for voting in a party election. Their attacks on the court and especially on one of its judges for supposedly disfranchising recent members of the party are spectacularly misplaced, as my blog post and Guardian letter explain. Such an elementary misunderstanding on the part of the party leader, a candidate for prime minister of our country, and one of his senior staff members, is unnerving.
For the full text of the blog post, and to read other people’s comments on it, please visit http://www.barder.com/4784. And please write any comments, critical, corrective or supportive, at the bottom of that blog post, not please in reply to this round-robin email.
Greetings from another fine summer’s day in south-west London
Brian (Tooting CLP)
16 August 2016