Labour "Suspends" Birmingham Labour Councillors found guilty of Vote Fraud
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"The Labour party last night suspended the six councillors and sent officials to monitor elections in Birmingham."
Now ... what we have is Six Councillors found to have been involved in electoral fraud to the criminal burden of proof.
The criminal burden of proof is "Beyond reasonable doubt".
The Labour Party's immediate response is to "Suspend them".
Now I would accept that if merely allegations were raised that may be appropriate. However, we have had a High Court sitting for over a month going through the cases.
The question is "Where is the doubt?" On what basis do Labour expect to reinstate the councillors (now ex-councillors).
What is holding the Labour Party back from expelling the councillors?
Clearly they know which other Labour Councillors got elected through election fraud. As do I presume other members of the Labour Party.
It does seem that Labour are "standing by" their disgraced councillors.
Labour Deputy Leader "standing by" disgraced ex-councillors as they are interviewed on the steps of the BMI.