Blairite Green appointed to Shadow Ed as Starmer prepares to go to war with teaching unions over schools return on Johnson’s behalf

Written by

Blairite replacement shows Long-Bailey sacking was about school return, as SKWAWKBOX revealed

New Shadow Education Secretary Kate Green

Keir Starmer has appointed Kate Green as his new Shadow Education Secretary to replace Rebecca Long-Bailey. Green is a Blairite MP who was a banker for a decade and a half, resigned as part of the infamous 2016 ‘chicken coup’ – and chaired Owen Smith’s failed leadership challenge that followed. A senior Labour source told the SKWAWKBOX:

She’ll come after the unions.

The National Education Union, Unite and others have all resisted Boris Johnson’s haste – which Starmer has supported – to rush teachers and pupils back into classrooms while the level of virus in the UK is still substantial.

As the SKWAWKBOX revealed exclusively this week, Long-Bailey was sacked after a row over her support for the union position – a position which Starmer and his proxies had continually undermined, in spite of the doubling of schools outbreaks over the space of barely a week.

Rather than have the spine to sack her openly for her position, Starmer exploited the excuse of a simple tweet of an article by a pro-Labour actor, in the process smearing Long-Bailey with an unjustified taint of antisemitism.

Now he has cleared the decks ready to go to war on the unions on Boris Johnson’s behalf.

The SKWAWKBOX needs your support. This site is provided free of charge but depends on the generosity of its readers to be viable. If you can afford to, please click here to arrange a one-off or modest monthly donation via PayPal or here for a monthly donation via GoCardless. Thanks for your solidarity so this blog can keep bringing you information the Establishment would prefer you not to know about.

If you wish to reblog this post for non-commercial use, you are welcome to do so – see here for more.

Article Tags:
Article Categories:
People · Stories · UK

Comments are closed.