Morning Star cover-up of domestic abuse allegation sparks crisis and resignations

I have always been a supporter of the Morning Star, and it saddens me that yet another institution of the Left has proved itself to be seriously lacking on the gender-equality front.

Shiraz Socialist

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Above: Caroline Leneghan

An extraordinary crisis has erupted at the Morning Star (de facto mouthpiece of the British Communist Party), resulting in the resignations of the editor and the company director. It stems from reporter Rory McKinnon’s questioning of the RMT leadership over allegations of domestic abuse against the union’s assistant general secretary Steve Hedley (which Shiraz covered here).

McKinnon, who resigned from the Star on 25 July, has written an account of what happened at the blog Another Angry Woman. This is important, not least because much of the British trade union movement funds the Morning Star (without reference to its membership):

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This is a guest post by Rory McKinnon. Content warning for domestic violence. It is published with permission of the survivor.

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