Right-wing men defending McKenzie’s misogyny show the dark heart of the right

Ian McKenzie, the Lewisham right-winger exposed tweeting vile comments about Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry, has been suspended from the Labour Party because of them. Before his misogynist tweets – which talk of Labour front-bencher Emily Thornberry in terms of sale into sex-slavery, gang-rape and beheading – McKenzie was touted by the Labour right as […]

Labour First confirms McKenzie not welcome at events while suspended

A couple of days is a long time in politics. Just ask Lewisham East Labour Party chair Ian McKenzie. On Saturday he was ‘crowing’ – his own choice of word – about the selection of Janet Daby as Labour’s candidate in the constituency’s impending by-election: This evening, he’s ‘eating crow’ with the news that he […]

Labour First’s McKenzie accused of question-tampering at Lewisham East hustings

Lewisham East chair and Labour First trainer Ian McKenzie has triggered disgust on social media by tweets making vile reference to sex-slavery, the sale of women and beheading – including one referring to Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry. Complaints have flooded into Labour’s HQ and to Newham’s elected mayor Rokhsana Fiaz, for whom McKenzie […]

Hodges leaps to defend McKenzie misogyny – and doubles down

Tory commentator Dan Hodges never wastes an opportunity to have a pop at Corbyn’s Labour – and has an uncanny track record for getting it completely wrong. He doesn’t let that discourage him – as can be seen by his readiness to excuse the vilest misogyny this evening. Labour First trainer and Lewisham East CLP […]