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Fair Trial and Labour’s ‘fast track’

Fair Trial and Labour’s ‘fast track’

A note on Labour’s ‘fast track’ disciplinary process and Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Labour’s disciplinary determination process for complaints that allege prejudice or harassment were changed at Conference 2019. The investigation is conducted by staff, who then present a charge and proposed sanction to a panel/sub committee of the NEC Disputes committee who then make a judgement and impose a penalty (or not). This decision is subject to appeal to the NCC on specific criteria, …

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ECHR Article 11, Freedom of Association

ECHR Article 11, Freedom of Association

I am brought to consider Article 11, of the ECHR and “Freedom of Association”. The second thing totalitarian parties do is register, regulate and then ban opposition political parties. And so I am concerned about the over-regulation of political parties. Here as ever are my notes.

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Labour’s Money

Labour’s Money

I feel the need to document my findings on Labour’s finances. I have written about it here and on my blog. In 2020, the LP did not publish their 2019 annual report to the members and so I had to get it from the Electoral Commission. At the time of first writing, this is an index for other things I have said and found. …

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Labour, local government candidates and women

Labour, local government candidates and women

This is a note on Labour selections, specifically around positive action programmes for women. I live in a London borough which elects all its council every four years from multi-member wards using FPTP. Certain by-elections must be selected using all-women short (AWS) lists. Here are my notes …

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War Pensions

War Pensions

While researching issues surrounding the Ovcerseas Operations Bill, I did some reading on UK War Pensions, where there seems to have been a failure meet promises. Here are my notes …