Posted by Richard Willett - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 1 April 2024

Alarm bells in Labour as more than 23,000 members quit the party in the past two months after controversies over Gaza and green policies – with insiders ‘taken aback’ by fall

Labour has suffered an exodus of more than 23,000 members in the last two months.

People have turned their back on the party as insiders say Muslims and other supporters have been left angered by Sir Keir Starmer‘s stance on Gaza and ditching his flagship £28 billion eco pledge.

Figures released by Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) last week show membership has plummeted to 366,604 at the latest count.

That number was at 390,000 in January with the membership reaching a peak of 532,000 at the end of 2019 when Jeremy Corbyn was leader.

Radical left wing group Momentum warned Sir Keir ‘is alienating swathes of Labour’s core support’ and that alarm bells should be ringing within the party.

One senior Labour figure told The Observer: ‘It is a big fall in just two months. People were surprised, even taken aback.’

Momentum said: ‘These figures highlight the danger of Labour’s leadership taking its base for granted.

‘From a failure to oppose Israel’s brutal war on Gaza to morale-damaging U-turns and the mistreatment of Diane Abbott, Keir Starmer is alienating swathes of Labour’s core support.

‘Members are the lifeblood of Labour – their departure en masse should set alarm bells ringing.’

Labour insiders believe Sir Keir’s continually refusing to call for a ceasefire in Gaza had caused anger among the Muslim community.

The party leader faced a revolt within his own party when a raft of Labour councillors quit in protest over his pro-Israeli stance.

The mass walkout of at least 70 councillors caused Labour to lose control of councils in Oxford, Hastings, Norwich, and Burnley.

The Labour leader suffered a front bench resignation and open defiance from other shadow ministers and backbench MPs over his stance.

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