(ITV) Harding – who rose to fame after Girls Aloud won Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 – announced on social media that she was diagnosed earlier this year and is currently undergoing weekly chemotherapy treatment.. She said she was “doing my very best to keep positive”. The reason given by the QC for this astonishing omission is that any investigation of this was barred by her terms of reference from the Union. Whilst the report was principally concerned with sexual harassment Ms Monaghan skated over racist conduct with the weaselly “I am satisfied that the GMB is not a comfortable place to be for many employees and members [my emphasis] from Black and minority ethnic groups.”. I don't know how I got so lucky to have you as a sister, but I wouldn't trade you for the world. “Doris was only a few weeks away from being safe! On Wednesday, Lilian – or Lil – gave her first televised interview without her beloved sibling, the morning after the UK hit the tragic milestone of 100,000 Covid deaths. Examples of sexual harassment I heard about included touching hair, leering, commenting on body shape and clothes, placing hands around a woman’s waist, staring at a woman’s breasts or “tits”, propositioning young women, “sloppy kisses”, “lip kisses”, “sticking a tongue” in a woman’s ear, touching of knees, bottoms and hips, hugs and slapping of a backside.”. Lord Sugar was not impressed with what Piers Morgan had to say and lashed out at the GMB presenter on All details on the site celebsbar.com Piers Morgan branded a 'bully and coward' by Alan Sugar after airing 'personal grudges' on GMB Last News What is significant here is that Cllr Crompton was, at the time, also an EMPLOYEE of the Party. I write with regard to (a) the relationship between The Labour Party and the “institutionally sexist”, “bullying” and misogynistic [4] GMB Union and (b) the role of you and senior Labour MP’s in dealing with an allegation of a “serious sexual assault (rape)”, “drug-use” and “predatory sexual behaviour by a senior man within the GMB” [7]. where the taxpayer is forced to pay the wages of a large number of Union officials. It is necessary to quote at length from pages 54/55 about the Union of Rayner, Nandy and Peacock (mentioning incidentally that Ms Nandy herself is widely described in male Labour and GMB circles by a very abusive and derogatory nickname): “Sexual harassment is common in the GMB. I love you a lot, actually. You don’t make me feel guilty about the messages that go unreturned or the phone calls that find me distracted at the other end of the line as I scrub yoghurt out of the toddler’s hair. During Wednesday’s broadcast, GMB included Doris in a moving memorial to “each and every single person who has lost their life from this dreadful virus". Is the Party diluting its own message to women victims of male sexual assault? How can a nominally socialist Party take money from an organisation which is financially shafting its own members? Appearing by video link on Good Morning Britain, she was greeted by host Piers Morgan who said: “I’m so sorry. Of course, the Monaghan report is farcical anyway because it does not deal with the allegation of serious sexual assault/rape of a Labour MP made by the “GMB Sisters” as we shall see further in Part 2. No doubt - given your pusillanimity in passing the buck re suspending Corbyn - you will say that all this is for the General Secretary etc but that is not good enough. In a statement posted on the twins’ Facebook page, which has more than 22,000 followers, their family said: “Shortly after our last post Doris and Lil’s health deteriorated very quickly. How can Labour take instructions and money from such a filthy, disgusting, outfit? The ITV breakfast show began the episode by displaying images of some of the victims and sharing their stories. The article goes on to report that the anonymous letter – signed from “GMB sisters” – made a number of ­claims, including that senior Labour figures “colluded many times in a cover up”. Private Eye recently reported that: “One senior GMB Union official went on the piss so frequently he lost not one but six union credit cards in various drinking dens around London - including the Strangers’ Bar at the House of Commons.” The hard-pressed members who pay their dues to this rotten organisation are now having to fork out for a “comprehensive audit” of the Union’s spending by mega-expensive beancounters PWC (whose hourly rates probably exceed even your own). As a QC you will be familiar with the concept of selling your services for cash and having to jump to the payer’s hideous tune which is presumably why you have appointed such seemingly untalented GMB MP’s as Angela Rayner, Lisa Nandy and “Princess” Stephanie Peacock to your top team [sic]. I believe [Watson's] relationship with [GMB female offical] started before he jumped onboard the GMB gravy train. Perhaps you approve of this sort of obscenity being sent to a journalist by Party members? (The first part of the letter refers to shocking misconduct within Sandwell (a dirt-poor Labour Borough in the West Midlands) Labour Party. Given the seriousness of the alleged offence and the apparent cover-up I personally referred this allegation to The Metropolitan Police under reference CDS-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx many months ago but have heard absolutely nothing. I cannot trace any public comment from you on any of this shaming saga. I appreciate that a woman has only been President of the Union for two years but Barbara Plant has not resigned in respect of anything to do with this grotesque saga and so one has to assume she condones what has gone on and/or the curtailment of the terms of reference to the QC and/or the huge pay-off to Roache.. Do you? With her vaccine letter arriving two days after her death… if you are offered the vaccine please take it, do not refuse it… Doris didn’t get this choice.”, Piers and Sussana pay tribute to Doris Hobday, who has sadly passed away, aged 96, Tick the box to be informed about Evening Standard offers and updates by email. ... for Lil and for us here at GMB. However, Private Eye have again reported that he received a pay-off from this vile Union in the region of half a million pounds. Doris Hobday, one of UK’s oldest identical twins, dies with Covid, ‘Right decisions at right time’, minister insists after 100,000 deaths, Ministers defend Covid death tragedy as over-50s to get jab ‘by March’, Piers Morgan left gobsmacked by racy admission from 95-year-old twins, Vaccine minister’s uncle died with Covid days before he could get jab, AstraZeneca chief explains why UK comes first amid EU jab supply row, PM leads Covid briefing after announcements on lockdown and quarantine, Cases down by quarter in 23 boroughs as weekly total drops by 19,000, Teen sentenced for racist Oxford Street attack over Covid on student, Billie Eilish accidentally bought 70 boxes of cereal during lockdown. The QC heard of sexual harassment being used as a form of bullying and she heard “of more serious sexual assaults”. You come across, to me at least, as a cold and calculating individual but maybe you have sought to assist the alleged victim privately? It cannot be right  that the taxpayer is paying the salaries of ANY GMB officials at any time but certainly not when the Union has misbehaved so egregiously and is so unfit to play a role either in the workplace or in public life. Does that constitute bullying in your book? The report says there have been “other letters”. Melanie Dudley: Labour’s unsuccessful candidate for Dudley North in the December debacle. Eleanor Marx was born in London on 16 January 1855, the sixth child and fourth daughter of Karl Marx and his wife Jenny von Westphalen.She was called "Tussy" by her family from a young age. Urging anyone who is offered a coronavirus vaccine to take up the opportunity, it continued: “We are aware they are both 96 years old and we have been so lucky to have them in our lives for such a long time but they were both still going strong before this virus got them and both were determined to live until 100. The immediate trigger for the investigation was the receipt of an undated letter addressed to Barbara Plant, the President of the GMB. Sharing the sad news with viewers on Wednesday, a visibly-upset Piers said: "We start with some sad news we were made aware of a few days ago." GMB Sisters is the campaigning and organising group for all women GMB members in London. “Our thoughts go out to all the families who have experienced a loss through Covid, and we urge people to take this seriously. (I should add that it is not alleged that any of the seven are themselves involved in any wrongdoing.) Is this wholly inappropriate behaviour something else you condone - especially given your previous position? WATCH: Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid pay tribute to beloved GMB guest Doris Hobday. The letter contained allegations of a “serious sexual assault (rape)”, drug use and sexually predatory behaviour, by a senior man within the GMB. Part Two: Alleged Sexual Assault/Rape of Labour MP. “Doris and Lil worked in factories and usually caught the bus together – they were often thrown off for singing too loudly.”. There have been some very lurid allegations against Roache but that is for others to investigate. THIS IS NOT A PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION. The QC wrote of the “sheer volume of examples of bullying, threats and victimisation” by the boys (and it is almost exclusively boys) running the Union [30]. Have they referred this matter to the Police (and, incredibly, Haigh was Shadow Policing Minister!). The Sisters say people at senior levels of the Labour Party and TUC knew of the allegations. The report does not deal with the matters in the letter—addressed from “GMB Sisters” to the union’s president Barbara Plant—which had raised the concerns. The anonymous “GMB Sisters” letter addressed to Barbara Plant and widely circulated on social media alleged that an official of the Union sexually assaulted/raped one of your MP colleagues. Upon receipt of the Monaghan Report (which did not report on the allegations of serious criminality) the GMB Union claimed that it had taken the recommendations on board and would change its atrocious behaviour. Roache responded “these allegations are entirely made up with the intention of totally ­discrediting me. I shall be referring to the whitewash report of Karon Monaghan QC dated 31 August, 2020 and the page numbers from her Report are shown in square brackets. You and your sister captured the hearts of all our viewers, and we all fell in love with you.”, He continued: “I was so distraught to hear that Doris had sadly lost her life,” before asking his guest: “How are you, and how are you doing?”, Lil, sitting alongside her grandson Brayden with a blanket over her knees, replied stoically: "Well you've got to make the best of it, haven’t you. To the outsider there is precious little evidence of that too date and, in the unlikely event that members are stupid enough to remain in this repugnant union after reading this, they need to demand change and find out how much of their money has been lavished on pay-offs to errant officials and for the all these investigations. Toll-Free Nationwide: 1-888-OUR-AARP or (1-888-687-2277) Toll-Free Spanish: 1-877-342-2277 Social Media: Link to twitter twitter GMB Union Investigation Findings. Surely you cannot approve of the way the GMB have simply tried to brush this sordid allegation under the carpet? At Congress free alcohol is available [52]”  I assume by “free” the QC means “paid for out of members’ dues”? To my little sister, Lately my big sister game has been off. The sisters, who lived in neighbouring flats in the West Midlands, were both admitted to hospital after contracting the virus. Your safety is our priority. Well, not lately. It claimed that several GMB officials and Labour MPs were aware of accusations against the general secretary and “colluded in a cover up”. Being a wealthy QC yourself I do not anticipate that you will agree with me that, whilst the Report does make significant  recommendations for reform, it was a ruse to draw a line under the lurid allegations sinking the Union [see also Part 2 below]. There's no bringing her back.”, Asked by GMB co-host Susanna Reid what she missed about her sister, Lil replied: “There was only me and her for how many years.”. “We are devastated to announce that Doris didn’t make it…she passed away on Tuesday 5th January after a short stay in hospital. That horrendous prospect is not for consideration here but Spellar and Josan are also said to be working assiduously to have the Party suspension lifted on former leader [sic] Steve “Spunk Brother” Eling. GMB Sisters; GMB Sisters. I am shortly launching a campaign to scrap  Facility Time ie. The anonymous letter sent to Plant, signed by “GMB sisters”, has circulated on social media. “These things happen for a reason but it's not fair,” she said in an interview with the Sunday people. The QC states, “I also heard that complaints were frequently dealt with by moving people or shuffling them out”. This has been splashed all over social media (including the identity of the alleged victim) but the mainstream media has been silent on this - although commenting on other issues raised in the letter. If you cannot give that commitment, why not? However, after enduring the “fight of her life”, Lil recovered from the illness, but Doris passed away on January 5 – two days before her vaccination letter arrived. Doris' sister Lil has set up a page to raise money for The Beacon Centre in the West Midlands in her memory. Perhaps you can use your influence to have them respond? That is at least six Labour MP’s and I am sure there are many more who have heard the gossip or seen the social media commentary. But other details of appalling behaviour within the GMB Union have been slammed by a QC and raise questions why the Labour Party is continuing to accept money and political direction from such a vile organisation. A statement issued in early January said the twins were “both in shock” after testing positive despite being “inside for most of 2020, sticking to all the rules and being careful”. There are further allegations relating to drug-use. Three female MP’s (none of whom are the alleged victim) Louise Haigh, Angela Raynor and Sarah Owen are said by “the Sisters” to “have knowledge” of this incident plus Jonathan Ashworth. Maybe there are criminal investigations going on behind the scenes which I do not know about (though see further below)? We sent the following letter (with minor redactions) to the Leader of the Labour Party, Sir Keir Starmer, by post on 15th November, 2020 and followed up bt sending it again via email. Do you approve of party members making such obscene comments against employees and then lying to them about it? The whole thing smacks of the usual “lessons have been learnt” guff and the can of reform has been kicked down the road. 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