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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Berlin wall erected between Cardiff and Blaenau Gwent

Labour Party apologists who have commented to postings on this site have been at pains to stress that their party machine has no choice but to expel supporters of Peter Law MP AM. After all it is in the party rules. However, the purge seems to be spreading beyond this group of people.

Elena Evans, a Labour Party member in the Islwyn Constituency for 20 years now faces expulsion for writing a letter to the Western Mail. In her letter she complained about hypocrisy and double standards in the Party but at no point did she advocate voting for Peter Law. She has now compared the decision to throw her out with the actions of the Stasi, the former secret police force of East Germany. In her letter she states that she is "obviously being expelled for exercising my freedom of speech. That is not socialism, it is fascism."

Erich Honecker will be proud to know that his work lives on in the Wales Labour Party.
This does seem a bit bizarre ... far be it for me to cast aspersions on the quality of reporting in the Western Mail, but might it be possible that they aren't telling us the full story?
I heard the same story on the Today programme. I think Labour could clear this up easily.
I heard it again this morning on Good Morning Wales. I look forward to Labour clearing it up.
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