At last, the Forde Report

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The Inquiry into allegations of bullying, racism and sexism at the top of the Labour Party bureaucracy has finally delivered its Report to the Party’s National Executive Committee. Mike Phipps reports

The Forde Inquiry was established by Labour’s NEC in May 2020 to investigate the explosive contents of the 860-page Leaked Report into the functioning of the Legal and Governance Unit, originally proposed to be an annex to the Party’s submission to the EHRC, as well as its unsanctioned release to the media.

What was originally intended to take weeks has taken much longer. The Panel’s Call for Evidence received more than 1,100 submissions, running to many thousands of pages. Multiple threats of legal action against the Panel further hampered its work. Now more than two years later, Martin Forde QC has finally produced his 138-page Report. What does it say?

We were provided with a wealth of evidence of…

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