Young Labour's Jasmin Beckett accused of bullying after insensitive tweet
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Several Labour members called for her resignation from the NEC seat and others wanted her reported saying that her comment "these people" was insensitive and condescending towards members of her own party.
Who are these people? https://t.co/XOkJaiOXyW— Jasmin Beckett (@Jasmin_Beckett) 29 August 2017
Hi. I’m a young Labour Member. Why do you think it’s funny to laugh at a Pakistani man calling out racist remarks?— Alasdair clark (@alasdair_clark) 29 August 2017
They're called Labour Party members. Have you considered resigning your seat on the NEC? You come across as a clueless little bully.— Rachael (@Rachael_Swindon) 29 August 2017
"These people" are the reason your MPs and candidates have any sort of grassroots campaigning capacity whatsoever. Show some respect.— Ash Sarkar (@AyoCaesar) 29 August 2017
Party members who knocked on doors for Labour all day, only 3 months ago— MissAndrea (@MxAndreaist) 30 August 2017
The 45Minutes website (a blog set up by Labour members) accuse Beckett of rigging the North West Young Labour elections by "arranging for members to travel from around the country" to vote in them, against party rules. As a member of the right-wing Labour Party group Labour First Beckett encouraged young people to vote for anyone but Corbyn. Leaked conversations between Beckett and her friends also show them making changes to membership records. 'There’s a tonne of people in this room undecided that I’ve gone round to and a smiley happy student might just give them the nudge onto us as opposed to a sweaty scary unite ogre,' one of her friends said in a private message.
'These People' are the Labour Party, the members, the campaigners, the grass root support, the people who go out and vote.— Greg Morgan (@gmorgan9efc) 30 August 2017
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