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Sunday 24 September 2006

Labour and 'Police State Britain'

The elderly Labour activist Walter Wolfgang, who last year was manhandled and ejected from last year's Labour Party conference after heckling Jack Straw, has this year been barred from the conference floor; although he is a member of the party's National Executive Committee he has, unlike all other members of the NEC, been granted only a visitor's pass and this will allow him access only to the balcony. He will not be able to join the party's ruling body until after the conference has formally ended. The explanation given by a Labour Party official in the linked article sounds entirely spurious, made up simply to exclude this one person.

I don't care for Mr Wolfgang's opposition to the Iraq war, or for the Labour Party in general (surprise, surprise - Ed), but this kind of pettiness from the governing political party surprises even me. It is downright sinister.

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