BBC’s Lucy Ashton silent on Labour candidate Abtisam Mohamed’s links to severe human rights abuse

Why does it matter that she has such close links with this group? Because Abtisam Mohamed is a human rights lawyer, and the STC is accused of many human rights violations, including sexual violence, the use of landmines, recruitment of child soldiers, arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance, and torture. There are very serious questions here.
What does this have to do with the BBC? Well you won’t find these facts anywhere on their website.

Lucy Ashton is senior political reporter for BBC Sheffield. Even though Mohamed is the likely winner of the seat, Ashton has nothing to say about her very close links with apologists for human rights abuse.

Is that because Lucy Ashton is a Labour supporter who just happens to be a former Labour party official and prospective election candidate and just happens to be the daughter of Joe Ashton, disgraced former Labour MP?
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12 Responses to BBC’s Lucy Ashton silent on Labour candidate Abtisam Mohamed’s links to severe human rights abuse

  1. StewGreen says:

    You’d expect the Twitter name to be @LuTheRed
    but no she hides that by using @LuTheBlue

    There are dozens of historic tweets from friendly to Artisan

    Here she appeals to her as a friend
    to help promote more BAME and Muslim women in politics

    Ashton first mentioned Abtisam back in May 2019 when she tweeted one by one the photos of the new local Labour cabinet.


    • Fedup2 says:

      If you think of it – the current GE is fertile ground for islamists badged as reds. I wonder how many there are ?

      There is one in my constituency so bad the red party has deselected her but she is still running .

      The msm wont be putting out the figures…


    • MarkyMark says:

      A new Muslim political coalition is running for power in Europe
      Campaigning for a one-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict and advocating multiculturalism, the new pan-Europe Muslim alliance hopes to see its members elected in the European parliamentary elections in June
      Heather Galloway

      29 January 2024


  2. Sluff says:

    It is going to be very interesting to see to what extent the pro-Palestinian independents who have resigned from the Labour Party in certain…..ahem……multicultural towns and cities, and are standing against them, will eat into the Labour vote.

    I suspect we will see clearly the true level of racism and sectarianism now prevalent – an unintended consequence of decades of Labour gerrymandering through mass immigration.


  3. AsISeeIt says:

    The jokey blokey Daily Star thought for the day gets this one just about right: Does anybody believe a single word our politicians say?

    Meanwhile the corproate globalist FT more than hints how the French branch of our pan-national deep state collective west plc might deal with the on-coming popular (ist) threat from what they term far-right – and what we poor innocent souls might consider actual conservatism – but of course the threat wont be tackled democratically via the ballot box: Paris sees lesson in Truss… France could face a debt crisis akin to the UK’s gilt market turmoil under Liz Truss’s premiership if the far-right RN wins snap elections, the finace minister has warned – remember folks, it’s not a conspiracy theory, if it’s true. And it’s all signalled beforehand. And all done in plain sight.

    Before your very eyes – as Arthur Askey used to say (there’s one for the teenagers)

    And once the scales have fallen from your eyes and you notice the Punch and Judy ‘professor’ working all the puppets from within the tent, faking those ridiculous voices with his swazzle and pulling all the punches delived with his toy stick, left on right hand and right on left hand… both hands being his own…

    Not that our state broadcaster or its minions could ever countenance such a fakey state of affairs: Politicians are not all as bad as each other by Victoria Derbyshire – in her new column for i (‘i’)

    Well, I still think it’s a Punch and Judy show and you’ll know for certain how next moment after the big show someone will be coming around with a hat to collect your coppers…

    Growth and prosperity our priority, says Starmer – so headlines the Sir Keir bromancing Times – although the subheader prevaricates somewhat: Labour leader refuses to rule out tax rises – well, it would be rather bad form for the Times to give it all up to Sir Keir… before the honeymoon, so to speak

    The mildly conservative Telegraph, less enamoured with the peculiar acquired taste charms of the Labour leader with those rose-tinted beergate goggles of the Times, tends to be more forthright: Starmer paves way for tax rises… Manifesto will not rule out increasing capital gains tax, fuel duty or council tax – so this growth and prosperity of which Sir Keir talks – not that he’s ever run anything wealth producing that I’ve heard of – other than a tax-funded arm of the state that did presumably provide a decent salary to staff on its own payroll – so any prosperity that you might putatively enjoy under Labour is at grave risk of being taxed away from you.

    No wonder Mr AsI insists the British workforce is demoralised – particularly since Lockdown. Why don’t we all just give up and resign ourselves to a state of perpetual furlough and state serfdom?

    Someone has certainly predicted that sort of thing…

    The Road to Serfdom is a book by the Austrian-British economist and philosopher Friedrich Hayek… [warns of the] danger of tyranny that inevitably results from government control of economic decision-making through central planning (Thank you Wiki)

    And old Austrian economists ain’t the only ones…

    “You’ll own nothing and be happy” is a phrase originating in a 2016 video by the World Economic Forum (Thanks again Wiki)

    How’s that battery powered clean energy Net Zero policy workin’ out fo’ yer?

    I lost my whole family in e-bike explosion… bought the battery online and left it to charge under the stairs overnight. But it ignited as they slept, engulfing their Cambridge home in flames (giveaway Metro)

    Let’s let the headlines do all the talking for a bit…

    Energy watchdog forsees ‘staggering’ oil glut while producers keep pumping… Era of lower prices likely (FT)

    Elvis is back in the building (Daily Star)

    Politics latest Lies, waffle & chancers (Daily Star)

    Metro special advertising suppliment… Florida… Miami… Tampa… 8 page Florida special (freebie Metro)

    Russian warships sail 30 miles off Florida… frigate armed with hypersonic missiles docked in Cuba as Moscow’s navy carried out missile drills in the Atlantic in a show of force amid rising global tensions (Telegraph)

    Let’s trust the Ruskies are not as wayward with their rockets as our own Royal Navy are with ours: Britain’s Trident nuclear-deterrent system misfired during a test last month, sending a missile crashing into the ocean off the Florida coast (Reuters, February 2024); Trident missile test fails for second time in a row… latest test of the UK’s nuclear deterrent was from HMS Vanguard and was seen by Defence Secretary Grant Shapps… Each missile is worth around £17m… At the time of the failed 2016 test, the Sunday Times reported that it was launched from HMS Vengeance off the coast of Florida. (BBC, February 2024)


  4. Fedup2 says:

    Admin point –

    Separate threads always lead to ‘mis posts ‘( New word ©️) but who cares?
    I have to be careful saying anything about the RN but maybe the misfire was a clever bit of misinformation to lull Putin into thinking he can get away with nukeing Blighty without a penalty . I bet if he did it neither the US or French wouid reply on our behalf – since they’d be no one here left to complain ….


  5. Foscari says:

    Many of you don’t know that I am a “fact checker”
    for the BBC. And you all know that you can trust
    the BBC.
    The BBC gets its “facts” from the most scrupulously
    honest sources . Such as from Hamas on the Gaza – Israel
    On climate change who could you ask better than St Greta
    to tell you that May was the warmest ever. And that up to
    now in over 200 years we have never had a warmer June.
    Some may question that it was 47 degrees Fahrenheit in
    the capitol this morning. Yes that of course is in old money.
    BUT if it wasn’t for global warming . The rain that fell would
    of been snow, before global warming took over the planet.


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      That must explain why my central heating came on last night. Quite common for June.


  6. Rob in Cheshire says:

    Abtisam Mohamed. Good English name.


    • Scroblene says:

      I remember being harangued for being English, by an Irish immigrant in a restaurant in Virginia, US, …

      And the prat of a barman said he thought that U2 were the ‘best’ band ever!

      Two mistakes there !