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Kemi Badenoch warned “intimidation and abuse” in Labour of its personal candidate in a row over trans rights reveals the celebration’s true colors.

Rosie Duffield, who’s operating for re-election in Canterbury, was publicly criticised for being “frit or lazy” by ex-Eastenders actor Michael Cashman after she referred to as off native hustings over security issues.

Ms Badenoch warned if Labour permits assaults by itself folks “imagine what they will do” the nation.

She stated: “I can’t imagine what it’s like being Rosie in a party where her own colleagues continually attack her, just for standing up for women.

“This is now about more than women’s rights, but how a party manages internal disagreement. Instead of healthy debate, it’s intimidation and abuse.

“If this is what they do to their own, imagine what they will do to our country.”

Ms Duffield took the “extremely difficult decision” to cancel native hustings as a result of the “actions of a few fixated individuals” had affected her “sense of security and wellbeing”.

Labour peer Lord Cashman responded to her assertion by accusing her of being “frit of lazy”.

After a backlash, he issued an apology, with out utilizing Ms Duffield’s identify.

He stated: “I apologise unreservedly for a post that I put out regarding the Labour candidate for Canterbury. I fully understand any complaints that will be sent to the Labour Party.”

Ms Duffield was compelled to drag out of Labour’s autumn convention in 2021 after threats to her safety after going through abuse for supporting a tweet saying solely girls have a cervix.

Sir Keir Starmer criticised Ms Duffield, saying the remark “is something that shouldn’t be said. It’s not right”.

The Labour chief backtracked in April this 12 months saying: “Biologically, she of course is right about that.”

But Sir Keir confronted criticism from JK Rowling after he referred to as for an finish to the “toxic” debate about gender.

The writer stated: “Male politicians who chose to pander to activists issuing violent threats against their own female MPs enabled and emboldened the toxic culture (Sir Keir) now claims to deplore.

“When you’re part of the cause, you’ve got some brass neck putting yourself forward as a cure.”

Shadow well being secretary Wes Streeting, who made a dramatic u-turn on his beforehand hardline stance over trans points in April, criticised Lord Cashman’s feedback.

He stated: “That is extremely unfair and I was very concerned Rosie’s not able to participate in hustings and is having to change the way she behaves because of abuse.

“That is wholly intolerable and unacceptable, as is the abuse Nigel Farage has had.

“I count Michael and Rosie as friends and this is exactly the kind of division I’ve been working really hard to try and work through and heal.”