Labour’s youth wing has been blocked from its own Twitter account after clashes with party leadership over the current crisis in Ukraine.
The Young Labour Twitter account was used by party leadership to say that the wing’s access to the account had been suspended for being ‘actively detrimental to the party’s core objectives’.
Young Labour had come under fire in recent weeks for its heavy criticism of Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer’s vocal support for Government actions over the Ukraine crisis.
The Twitter account was used on February 17 to accuse NATO of ‘aggression’ and criticise Sir Keir for his full-throated support for the organisation during the run-up to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The group also accused Boris Johnson of ‘warmongering’ in the wake of the invasion yesterday – saying he had done ‘nothing to end the crisis in a peaceful way’.
Young Labour chair Jessica Barnard responded to the suspension saying that ‘it is important young members are not bullied into silence’.