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More on Miko Peled – and Ken Loach

Miko Peled has sought to clarify the remarks he made at a fringe meeting during the Labour Party conference.  In an email to the Guardian reproduced in this article he stated:
“The Holocaust was a terrible crime that we must study and from which we must all learn. I reject the idea that Holocaust deniers, foolish [...]

MEND, Muslim Women, and the Labour Party

How to empower Muslim women? I can think of one good way – challenging views like this one:
I also want to briefly mention something about women in the workplace: I am an absolute extremist in this issue in that I don’t have any time for the opposing arguments. Women should not be in the [...]

Miko Peled on the Holocaust and free speech

The topic of antisemitism has loomed large at this year’s Labour conference in Brighton. One detail from today’s unedifying Free Speech on Israel fringe event stood out for me. The Mirror reports:
Israeli-American author Miko Peled told a conference fringe meeting Labour members should support the freedom to “discuss every issue, whether it’s the holocaust, yes [...]

Labour Leaver on ’scab’ migrant labour

This article by Kenneth Bell, published on the Labour Leave site, opens with a discussion of the (contested) relationship between migrant workers and poor pay and conditions. He quotes Jeremy Corbyn, whose rhetoric veered too far in a Ukip type direction for many, on this topic.
“What there wouldn’t be is the wholesale importation of underpaid [...]

Labour and the PLP – will it be total surrender or a fight back?

This is a cross-post from More Media Nonsense
Jeremy Corbyn is still going around as if he won the election and his popularity seems to be on the way up. What are sensible Labour MPs going to do about it ?
Now although Labour won 30 extra seats it is nowhere near enough to be able to [...]

Corbyn Can’t Defend Us Against His Friends

I’ll keep this brief because this one point is all that needs to be said:
Jeremy Corbyn and his friends – like Ken Livingstone, George Galloway, those who lead the Stop the War Coalition and Socialist Action and Momentum – have been the leading enablers of Islamism in the UK.
They now expect us to believe that [...]

Venezuela: Proof Corbyn’s no ‘Man of Peace’

This is a cross-post by Paul Canning

Picture of Maikol Mendoza by Cristian Hernandez
Maikol Mendoza is a 17 year old Venezuelan who finally got a chance of life with a rare kidney transplant. The rat infested, medicine deprived state of his country’s health care system has now deprived him of that second chance.
Then, Maikol became infected [...]

You poor deluded fools, he’s already won

This is a guest post by Phil Carmel
While science has now conclusively annihilated the myth that lemmings commit mass suicide by jumping off cliffs, the same is sadly not true of Labour moderates.
The rot already set in last year when despite provoking mass Shadow Cabinet resignations and commanding three quarters of the Parliamentary Labour Party, [...]

Andrew “Defeat NATO” Murray

What to do if your election campaign is in trouble? I know! Bring in a man who called for the defeat of NATO!

But let us not forget that the victims of NATO are not in Europe. They are in the Middle East. They are in South Asia. And our common humanity and our [...]

John McDonnell v. The System

Earlier today, John McDonnell assured us that he only wants to “transform the system”, not “bring it down”.

Uh huh.