Attlees greatnephew suspended from Labour over CameronHitler image

first_imgPostwar Labour Prime Minister Clement Attlee  “It is absolutely clear to me it is because of my support for Corbyn.”The post they are referring to was put up over a year ago so it is extraordinary to use it now.”Someone has got paranoid and thought I am describing the Labour bureaucracy as fascist. They are making a big mistake.”I would never describe the Labour Party as fascist.” John Macdonald says he was informed that he was suspended as a result of abusive comments on social media The great-nephew of former Prime Minister Clement Attlee has been suspended from the Labour Party after he posted a picture on social media of David Cameron with a Hitler moustache.John Macdonald, a longtime Labour member who supports Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership, uploaded the image of Mr Cameron in August 2015.Superimposed on the picture was a quotation from Mein Kampf, in which Hitler outlines how to take total control by taking “a little of their freedom at a time…until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed”.Mr Macdonald’s suspension, which occurred last Friday, came immediately after he publicly backed Mr Corbyn’s latest campaign. Mr Macdonald only discovered that he had been suspended when he contacted the party HQ to find out why his voting papers had not arrived.He is now calling for an investigation into the conduct of those who are overseeing what some are calling a “purge” of the Labour Party.A Labour Party spokesman said: “Officials in the Scottish Labour Party are consulted and informed regarding any action of this kind.”In addition, the NEC includes a Scottish member.”Ultimately, these decisions are not taken by the political leadership of the Labour Party, but by the NEC who are elected by members across the country.” John Macdonald says he was informed that he was suspended as a result of abusive comments on social mediaCredit: Deadline News Postwar Labour Prime Minister Clement Attlee Credit:Deadline News And Mr Macdonald, from Dunfermline, Fife, claims the old Facebook post is being used as an excuse to rid the party of prominent Corbyn supporters.He said: “Even if the allegation, which I refute, was proved to be true it is highly suspicious and self-evidently underhand to suspend a member during an election for the party leader, therefore invalidating their vote in the contest – particularly in such contentious times. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more