Morning Star’s New Best Friends: Frank Field and Kate Hoey.
Kate Hoey with Friends.
The Morning Star publishes this ‘report’ today on the views of hard-right xenophobic ‘Labour MPs’.
Notice that the “report” begins with the views of their new best friends.
LABOUR is in danger of losing one million votes to Ukip — enough to lose the next election — if it pushes too hard for a Remain vote in the June 23 referendum, senior backbenchers warned yesterday.
Pro-Brexit former ministers Frank Field and Kate Hoey made the statements as party grandees and frontbenchers lined up to make speeches in favour of Remain.
Mr Field said that Labour should instead be encouraging people to vote in the “best interests of our country” and warned that not doing so would drive supporters to vote for Nigel Farage in the next general election.
He said: “The danger now is that another one million Labour voters will believe a Ukip vote is the only way” of protecting Labour voters from “the horrific side-effects of globalisation.”
Ms Hoey said that there is a “middle-class intellectual attitude” among activists that overshadows the EU debate and was joined by German-born Labour MP Gisela Stuart who said her party had made a mistake in establishing itself as pro-EU.
Ms Stuart, who chairs Vote Leave, warned many of her constituents say immigration is a concern and “in whole swathes of the country that stance is the biggest Ukip recruiting agent I can think of.
“They feel there are legitimate concerns and Labour are not even responding to it.”
They do find time for somebody of considerably less importance,
Former leader Ed Miliband made a plea to party supporters to vote Remain — after the number of Labour MPs backing a Brexit rose to 10 — in saying that leaving the EU would not end problems relating to immigration and social justice.
In a keynote speech, he accused pro-Brexit Tory MPs Boris Johnson and Michael Gove of trying to “perpetrate a fraud” on the electorate by claiming to be standing up for the rights of workers and the NHS.
Unaccountably the Morning Star’s Newshounds did not put this story on their web site.
John Mann said staying in the EU could destroy chances of jobs, homes or school places for Brits.
Well-established rumours that Hoey, Field and Mann are to be offered columns in the Morning Star to join that of George Galloway, have not been confirmed.