Yesterday I broke the news that Councillor Gurcharan Singh and his crew had decided to defect to the Conservative party because they were denied a chance in the Southall Labour leadership election.
What I didn’t point out was that GS has been fairly active in the Sikh separatist movement (Khalistani) through front organisations. Unity at Ministry of Truth has a comprehensive post detailing all this (scroll half-way down, the first bit is about Tory bloggers trying to attack me). Chris Paul also has a bit more. I expect more dirt will keep turning up in the coming days or even weeks, after which David Cameron may end up regretting his triumphant press conference yesterday.
Another councillor in Southall defects to the Tories. And while one Tory activist is caught bragging about nicking leaflets, their campaign manager is busy pretending to be a LibDem on YouTube. What a funny election!
Leon’s update: This is getting odder and odder, apparently Cllr Noori hasn’t defected and is not very pleased that Iain Dale has said otherwise:
Councillor Noori is not happy about Iain Daleâ€™s slur. Lawyers are being consulted. Hereâ€™s the statement she has just asked to be issued on her behalf:
â€œI joined the Labour Party to serve my community. That remains the caseâ€¦.. I have not resigned my membership and will not be joining the Conservatives.
â€œTomorrow I will be leading campaigning for Labourâ€™s victory on July 19th. I hope to see you on the campaign trail too!” [Via Tom Watson]
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