One remarkable experience of nearly 40-year's political activism has been the infrequency with which either I or my family have been subject to nuisance, abuse or threats. Today was an exception. Someone telephoned having seen my contacts on a copy of the latest City Rose to protest about Israel's attack on Palestine. A request to the caller for name and contact details unleashed a torrent of verbal abuse, repeat telephone calls and verbally abusive messages onour ansaphone. This was probably to be expected after I provocatively suggested that the caller refusing to give his name might be a conservative prankster.
Best advice I can recall, is "Don't let the buggers get you down". However, it would be useful if the Labour Party provided a central facility for angry 'former' members or current members for that matter to register their views on current events and the government's response.
I wondered how other Labour Party activists deal with such callers, and how many members were put off holding any form of office by the mere thought of the public knowing that s/he is a Labour Party member?