Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called his ban from standing as a Labour candidate at the next general election a “shameful attack on party democracy” and vowed to “not be intimidated into silence”.
Mr Corbyn said: “The NEC’s decision to block my candidacy for Islington North is a shameful attack on party democracy, party members and natural justice.
“When I was leader of the Labour Party, I was determined to build a member-led movement that gave hope to a new generation.
“Today’s disgraceful move shows contempt for the millions of people who voted for our party in 2017 and 2019, and will demotivate those who still believe in the importance of a transformative Labour government.
“Now, more than ever, we should be offering a bold alternative to the government’s programme of poverty, division and repression.”
However, when approached by a Sky News reporter he was quite silent on the matter.
He told the reporter he would rather she listened to his speech about the government’s migration bill.
Some people said he was rude.
However, others leapt to his defence.