Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sunday Times sensational headline "Hard left plot to infiltrate Labour race"



















On the front page of today's Sunday Times sensational headline "Hard left plot to infiltrate Labour race" and an article by James Lyons and Robin Henry that confidently asserts that many of the 140,000 new activists being signed up by the Labour party are from the Communist Party of Great Britain:  http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/Politics/article1585822.ece











The Opinion Editorial of the Sunday Times, presumably written by Martin Ivens, again insinuates that "many" of the 140,000 new members are from the Communist Party of Great Britain.

This is mendacious nonsense.

The Communist Party of Great Britain gained a total of 1,229 in the nine constituencies where it fielded candidates in the 2015 general election.

According to the BBC the Communist Party of Great Britain has a total membership of 1,000.

So even if the total membership of the party and all the voters who voted for it in the general election were to "infiltrate" the Labour party they would have no statistical influence on the outcome of the leadership election.

These lies by the Sunday Times do not simply besmirch a once-great newspaper. 

They damage democracy - which belongs to the ordinary people, not to Rupert Murdoch.  

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