Local election legacy of Labour Oldham’s unwillingness to tackle sexist culture

Let’s hope either a journalist or someone with more spine than the usual suspect’s in Labour (yes we still hate Labour policy) investigates why their rising star, Arooj Shah, lost her safe Oldham St Mary’s Labour seat. This came less than two months after revealing on TV that culturally archaic sexist misogynist Asian men who were “influential local Labour members had spread damaging rumours about her, and that an image of a nude model with her head superimposed on to it had been posted through her door”. Whatever your political viewpoint there is no excuse culturally or otherwise for the sexist, homophobic, oppressive practices that have been imported back into the UK after many generations fought for centuries to say these things are unacceptable.