UK: Labour drops legal action against Corbyn-era staff

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“The Labour Party has abandoned longstanding legal action against five former members of staff who have been accused of ‘conspiring’ against Sir Keir Starmer’s leadership. The action is estimated to have cost the party millions of pounds, which critics said could otherwise have been spent on the general election campaign. The five included two key figures from the Jeremy Corbyn era – ex- director of communications Seumas Milne and Mr Corbyn’s former chief of staff Karie Murphy. They were accused of leaking a controversial report soon after Sir Keir became the Labour leader in 2020.” (06/06/24)