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Archive for 'Labour Party'

Will Jeremy Corbyn condemn the shooting of Khalid Masood?

Will Jeremy Corbyn have the courage of his stated convictions and condemn the killing of Khalid Masood by armed police yesterday?
Corbyn has stated on record that he was “not happy” with police or security services operating a “shoot to kill” policy in the event of a terror attack.
In November 2015, Jeremy Corbyn was asked by [...]

Last night: A Corbyn supporter’s response.

This is not – because you were probably wondering – a parody account.

Here’s Corbyn’s own response to the Copeland result

and a rather different perspective from Dan Hodges.

Goodbye to Tristram

This is cross-post by Phil BC
It was nice for Stoke-on-Trent to make the news for something other than footy and the BNP. Less nice that it was my constituency party and my MP at the centre of it. Yes, as the world and its uncle now knows, Tristram Hunt is resigning the Stoke-on-Trent Central seat to take [...]

What’s missing?

Guest post by Sackcloth & Ashes
On 3rd December the Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition delivered a speech in Prague to the Party of European Socialists Council. The text contains a reference to the host nation’s troubled history, and particular the traumas the Czechs experienced during the 20th century.
But there’s one episode in the Czech [...]

Chris Nineham backing a violent antisemite

So now we know that Chris Nineham thinks demonstrating outside the Russian embassy “wouldn’t make a blind bit of difference”.
The “Stop the War Coalition” vice chair and his fellows make very different calculations when it comes to other diplomatic missions in London.
The High Commission for Pakistan, for example.
Here is Nineham speaking outside the Commission in [...]

The Chakrabarti Feint

When in trouble, Shami Chakrabarti resorts to a wounded innocent feint, hoping to make her critics the problem.
You will see her do it in her own Labour antisemitism report for none other than Moazzam Begg, the career terrorist cheerleader.
She was criticised earlier this year for praising Begg at a meeting at the East London Mosque [...]

Jackie and Jew-washing

This is a guest post by Eve Garrard
Jackie Walker, not content with claiming that Jews were the chief financiers  of the slave trade, has also said that antisemitism charges have been “exaggerated for political purposes”, and “the most fundamental aim of such allegations …..  is to undermine Jeremy Corbyn”, and “silence” his supporters. (See Anoosh [...]

Jackie Walker’s latest comments spark outrage

Jackie Walker’s original comments about the slave trade were bad enough.  But it is possible to fall into error, pick up misinformation, and then reflect and rethink – as Naz Shah has done. Jackie Walker, by contrast, seems to want to compound the problem.  To remind readers, she wasn’t simply admitted back into the Labour [...]

Prevent: Andy Burnham’s hysterical claims continue

This is a guest post by Leila Saleem
Andy Burnham has come out with some pretty hysterical claims about Prevent, the Government’s counter-terror strategy. At a time when it has emerged that MI6 will be recruiting around 1000 new spies in light of the grave “lifetime threat” ISIS poses to our national security, this threat [...]

De-select & Purge us: We Deserve It

This is a guest post by Saul Freeman

As moderate Labour MPs, activists and thinkers grapple with the inevitable fallout of Corbyn’s re-election this week – in equal measure appalled at the reality yet also just glad that it’s done after months of waiting for the axe to fall – it strikes me as a voter [...]