A culture of abuse and denial is being revealed inside Labour

The Labour party have a major scandal on their hands now.

Firstly, the news broke on Monday about four alleged sexual assaults at a Young Labour camp opened by the Prime Minister. At least one MP was in attendance, and at least two staffers from the Labour’s whips office.

Then news started to drip-feed out on Twitter about other incidents:

and;

And there are more. Some MPs will be very squeamish right now, especially on the historic events.

What is clear here, though, is that there appears to be a systemic culture of abuse and denial within Labour. I certainly know of many activities that have gone on at camps past, some of which involved MPs, sitting and past. It also makes one of Ian Wishart’s stories from the last Labour government under Clark now ring true.

Labour’s ham-fisted and, frankly, tone deaf methods of dealing with this smacks of a cover-up and denial that they have an issue inside the party.

It makes all their slavering over Key’s ponytail pulling and Chris Bishop’s Snapchatting look self-serving. All the while they’ve been sitting on their own nasty scandal that may well see people jailed for serious crimes.

 

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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